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Church of St. Sebastian (Igreja de Sao Sebastiao)

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Address: Rua Conselheiro Joaquim Machado, Lagos 8600-682, Portugal
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Small but exquisitely formed

A beautiful old church which is accessed through a very interesting museum. Everything in here is gold but because the church is so dark, it is hard to get the full effect.

Reviewed 10 January 2017
PaulaGalvin
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Kildare, Ireland
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Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

A beautiful old church which is accessed through a very interesting museum. Everything in here is gold but because the church is so dark, it is hard to get the full effect.

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Thank PaulaGalvin
ireland
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

This Church seems to stay closed except for Masses. In fact it is gated and locked in my experience. We attended 10am Mass there, or least we attempted to. Within minutes of arriving I felt that the Church was suffocatingly warm. I left to get water and was back in time for the Mass (in Portuguese). Even after drinking water... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Closed when I arrived but the man sitting around the side kindly unlocked the door. Inside you walk the sacristy which is a mini museum and then enter the church which is very dark. I never use flash in churches out of respect even when there's nobody there and it was hard to get a good picture. The alter is... More 

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Thank Nomadman411978
swindon
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

The church is entered via a small museum which is quite interesting with local artifacts etc. Nominal entrance fee. The church (although gold) is not that well lit and would benefit from more lighting to really make the gold shine. Wonderful carvings etc and worth a visit

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Thank calnor
Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This is a really Wonderful church, a good Location to Pray and to calm down After all that Noise in downtown.

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Thank turbotom2015
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

paid a visit to this church. It also contains a small museum. The ceiling was being restored when we were there, but it was still worth the visit. €3 fee to enter, but discovered it was free on Wednesdays.

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Thank Patrick H
Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I like the work done, although I think what little pay the church did for such a detailed job. The church grandeur at the expense of the poor.

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Thank mavic1124
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Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

I've given this one star because I went 3 times at different times of day and it was never open. Rather disappointed as it was top of my list to see.

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Thank Gemmash83
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

Appears to be a regular old museum type set-up with a bizarre array of artefacts and displays, but just wait until you enter the main chapel itself! Magnificent doesn't do it justice.

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Thank LauraWilson986
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

Another church that we tried to visit but it was closed. We were hoping to see the bone chapel. Perhaps next time. At least we were able to admire the exterior architecture.

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