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Carmo Church

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Address: Largo do Carmo, Faro 8000-148, Portugal
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+351 289 824 490
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15:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 13:00
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Mon - Fri 15:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 13:00

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A must see

Had heard about this chapel of bones from a friend in Portugal so on a day out in Faro made a effort to seek it out. Just out of the town centre and a straight walk from the bus... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rob R
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, lovely church but the bone chapel is spectacularly spooky and frighteningly fantastic!

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Thank andrewbG6433JK
Stuttgart, Germany
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small chapel with the bones (mostly femurs and skulls) from over 1,200 monks. To get into the bone chapel, you have to pay a small fee (1 Euro, kids are free) and go through the regular church and follow the signs for the bone chapel. There are some spots that are missing the skulls from where people took them for... More 

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Thank MariWolfe929
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had heard about this chapel of bones from a friend in Portugal so on a day out in Faro made a effort to seek it out. Just out of the town centre and a straight walk from the bus station.The church itself is on of the best I have seen and the chapel at the rear a must see.

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Thank Rob R
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late in the day (it closes at 17:00) in weekdays in the winter. The guide who greeted us was absolutely delightful plus it only cost a Euro per person. The main church was stunning with amazing sculptures. The altar was amazing. The side room was a great example of the time and dedication of the worshippers, where figures... More 

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Thank Sean C
Montgomery, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is located in the city centre next to the post office. A long approach over shallow steps gives it a feeling of grandeur and, upon entering, one is taken aback by the incredibly ornate nave and altar - so much gold carving and statues. Not really to my taste, being more of a low church girl myself, but... More 

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Thank FiftyFifty5050
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Another fantastic example of the beautiful architecture in faro. Well worth a visit as is a free museum.

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Thank Ian P
Faro District, Portugal
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very nice church in the center of Faro, suring the holidays and weekends you can see a lot of people neraby not only the locals but tourists too. In some special ocasions they have small fair with biological products. During the summer months sometimes is also possible to enjoy some music for free. The only thing that i dislike is... More 

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Thank Sara A
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

At the top of the town via uninspiring route if you go direct from the marina. Don't be put off by the tiny vestibule, the chapel of bones is a sight to see and worth the Eu3 if you've never seen such a thing before. Meander back through the older parts of the town and you'll be rewarded with faded... More 

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Thank David W
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This place has an entire room made of human bones and mortar. It's pretty awesome to see in a weird way. The main church is ornate and interesting too so it's worth the 2 Euro for the visit.

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Thank Corbin L
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Nice small church with a lot of detailed artwork. The sun symboled behind almost every holy statue. The chapel of bones, which is in the backyard, was very impressive. To think of all those passed lives build in the concrete to remain. If ghosts exist, they definitly do here! The lady's at the entrance spoke English badly but where very... More 

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