Carmo Church

Carmo Church, Faro

Carmo Church
4.5
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Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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DaisyChain12
Hitchin, UK1,544 contributions
Couples
We went here as we passed it most days on our walk from our hotel to the harbour, and had heard about the attached bone chapel also covered in the 2€ entrance fee (cheaper for retired people). We were rather underwhelmed by the bone chapel but the church interior was very ornate and pretty. Well worth a quick visit if you like churches. Could maybe do with some multi language information signs near objects that were probably worth knowing a bit about? There might have been a booklet you could buy...
See my review on the Bone Chapel which is attached at the back of this church.
Written August 20, 2021
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SebastianDB
Dublin, Ireland828 contributions
Friends
It will cost you 2 euros to go and see the church and the small garden at the back.
The main churchits a bit small inside but has some wood work that will take your breath away. You have to see it.
And then you will see some sign to follow if you want to see the chapel made with human skull and bones. Not much to see byt there is something not to be missed.
Overall OK.
Written September 4, 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,619 contributions
You are just about to visit the iconic "Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo", or simply, "Igreja do Carmo". Its construction started in 1719 and continued along the 18th and 19th centuries. The result is an awesome baroque façade, beautiful twin bell towers, magnificent gilded carving woodworks (18th century) and fantastic Portuguese tiles (17th century). At its rear, in the adjoining former cemetery, the curious "Capela dos Ossos", built in 1816. Entrance fee at E$ 2,00! Enjoy!
Written March 17, 2020
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EddieA1
Thunder Bay, Canada301 contributions
The church itself was pretty impressive, but I did find the chapel of bones very interesting. It might not be for everyone however. Apparently the bones of a 1000 monks on all the walls and ceilings. Seniors price of 1 euro well worth the visit!
Written March 14, 2020
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Cowbridgelady1
Cowbridge, UK798 contributions
Worth a look as only a couple of euros to have a wander around. Stunning Church with lots of Gold everywhere. You can walk through to the garden at the back where the Chapel of Bones is located which is very peaceful and thought provoking.
Written February 10, 2020
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peterlmurray
Glasgow, UK249 contributions
Couples
A longish walk north from our start at the Marina, but well worth it!! The church itself is breathtaking outside and inside... but the (1 Euro entrance fee!) Bones' Chapel (and surrounds) is awe-inspiring, almost creepy with all these skulls staring down at you. Truly spooky and a must-see! The church confessionals too are beautiful yet worrying? (Beggars outside notwithstanding do the walk AND then walk left from out of the church doors and wander on and up to Faro Cemitario!! So weird how we all want to be buried soo differently in different countries!!!
Written April 30, 2014
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium11,169 contributions
Solo
This church is very beautiful, both outside and inside, the interior is very lavish... there's a 2 euro ticket fee to enter, but it's very reasonable as it includes also entry to the bone chapel in the back, and that's of course the real reason to come here :-)
Written November 17, 2020
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Angela J
Upper Largo, null, United Kingdom31 contributions
Couples
Was very easy to find,and absolutely stunning inside,you had to go through to another bit to get to the chapel of bones,strange to say I found this fascinating and surreal,not at all scary.
Written September 18, 2013
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John M
Manchester, UK48 contributions
I’m sure that cheap joke has been used before. The church is well worth a visit, but some may be put off by the ossuary. In which case just don’t go in. There’s Baroque splendour galore in the church. But I’d recommend a quick visit to the chapel of bones - oddly moving. E2 gets you in, which is worth it and helps what must be a monstrous bill for upkeep.
Written February 12, 2020
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Vickers55
Cambridge, UK599 contributions
Couples
Suede gold alters and side chapels. Chapel of bones humbling. Makes you realise ephemeral nature of us all. Fantastic place
Written October 27, 2019
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