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Carmo Church

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Largo do Carmo | Santa Maria, Faro 8000-148, Portugal
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

In center of city Faro 5 min walk from bus station its chucrh Carmo and skull chapel. Small place but very different unusuall place - Chapel with skull bones. Entrance fee for chapel.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jure K
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Took a short walk from old town Faro to visit this church. Although renovation work is ongoing in the main church this did not impinge on the visit. The alter is magnificent and a little quirky when viewed closely. The attached Chappell of bones and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

We mainly visited the church for the Chapel of Bones which can be accessed from inside the church. The church itself is located on a grand square and is quite ornate with its gilded altar inside. It is undergoing renovation work currently. Their is an...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019

Well worth a visit if you have the time, 2 euros to get into the bone chapel and worth it if you have not seen anything like it before. The church itself was under maintenance when we were there.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

Well worth a visit - the skull chapel is made up of hundreds of bones and skulls. The ceiling is particularly creepy - you look up and there are loads of skull staring back down at you.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kate B
Reviewed March 8, 2019

Church is small compared to many in the tradition. Currently being renovated and no date known for finishing, but it will be spectacular when complete. The Chapel of Bones is a curiosity but somehow a little underwhelming, for it has been created from the bones...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019

we called in here when our coach stopped and our tour guide took us on a walk around the area the church is very nice to see and if you like to take photos its ok

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Diddy H
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Interesting place, cultural and clean. We took the train around the city and it was our last visit. Nice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fungkim
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

This was a short cheap visit (€2) that I highly recommend. It's a small church with some interesting pieces of art, but the main attraction of the bone chapel. It's quite beautiful in an eerie way. The tombstones were more recent than expected, which was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank shauniekjohnie
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Faro is a nice small city and this is one of it's attractions. Well worth the visit. Easy to get to and close to the old town area

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 30, 2017|
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Response from waperth | Reviewed this property |
Hi get a map from the tourist office and you will find the church , it is only a short 5/10 minute walk away.
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Response from 665mervync | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but I think it's open every day but not for non-congressional visitors during Mass times
September 16, 2015|
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Response from MsPolyna | Reviewed this property |
€3.50 and for students 1 euro