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“A beautiful and unique Portuguese church!”

Church of Sao Lourenco de Almancil
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$43.82*
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East Algarve Day Trip Including Almancil, Faro, Olhao and Tavira
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Almancil
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed April 20, 2013

The church is a must-see attraction if you happen to be in the area of Almancil, and my two friends and I who visited in mid April of 2013 found it stunning. The abundance of hand painted tiles covering a large portion of the interior was amazing and beautiful as was the beautiful gilded altar. It was somewhat disappointing that no photos were allowed inside the church, but postcards are available. We paid 2 euros each (adult price) to go inside, but it was well worth that for sure.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

A magnificent little church of a kind you would no expect in a small town. The glittering golden decorations behind the Altar is illuminating the whole church and contrasts with the walls covered by blue " azulejos "

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

A lick of paint and some repairs to the pews are in dior need. No photos allowed, so put the cameras away. If you get the chance, attend mass and partake in the singing of the hymns with the Portuguese lovely parishioners.

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

We loved this beautiful like a jewel little church of about 200 hundred years old . If you are staying around do not miss to visit it . It is a pity though you are not allowed to take pictures. The hand painted tiles are just gorgeous while you cannot take your eyes off the golden carvings. We loved every minute of our visit at this magnificent old church.

1  Thank Marry B
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Visit the church and the Cultural centre. The church is very unusual and makes one feel very tranquil and dissociated from the helter skelter of every day life. The decor is truly amazing. The cultural centre with its garden is an oasis of calm. A lovely way to spend a morning and see the real Portugal

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