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“Worthwhile Visiting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Lawrence's Church

St. Lawrence's Church
Rua da Igreja | Sao Lourenco, Almancil 8135-027, Portugal
+351 289 395 451
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Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Almancil
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Faro, Portugal
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“Worthwhile Visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

This is indeed a lovely place to get married, but also to visit as a tourist. You will find the pretty little church located on the highest spot in the little village São Lourenço, in the outskirts of Almancil.
The interior is completely covered by "Azulejos", the hand painted ceramic tiles which used to be very popular in the Algarve. This mosaic is very complete and excellently preserved.
It's woth having visiting.
You might get caught by this very romantic church and its pretty yard for your wedding or a renewal of vows.

Visited October 2011
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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“Worth the small detour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Called on the recommendation of our driver who waxed lyrical on the church interior.
The main body of the church is decorated with depictions of scenes from St Lawrence's demise, done in ceramic tiles while behind the altar the craftsmen who dealt in gold leaf got to show what they were capable of.
For such a small church, the space is ornate without quite losing the run of itself.

Visited April 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Unique”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This is a very unusual church , blue tiled walls and ceiling.Try to get there when there is a ceremony in progress. Well worth a visit. It is easy to miss the access road off the n125.

Visited November 2011
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