Igreja do Carmo, Faro

4.3
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Really nice small place, they were renovating when I visited and it was nice to see the work going into maintaining it all. Like most we were drawn in to see the bone Chapel and it didn't dissapoint. Well worth the 2euro entry fee.
  • Interesting building with a unique twist. Inside was very impressive however was a shame that parts were being renovated. The bone tombs were a standout feature. €2 entry is a reasonable price however beware of the artificial candles which cost money to 'light'.
  • NOT ACCESSIBLE WITH WHEELCHAIR AND DIFFICULT WITH BABY PRAM/STROLLER. (Only the main entrance is adapted, but inside you’ll have problems reaching the bone chapel). Otherwise it is amazing and unique! However they shouldn’t charge an entrance fer, unless they plan to adapt the interior too for wheelchairs and strollers.
  • The church is pleasant but unspectacular. The chapel with the bones and especially skulls of monks set into the walls is a somewhat ghoulish experience. It's small, so go at a quiet time if possible.
  • Very beautiful church, one of the main architectural and historical sights of the Faro, built 1713-1719, but of course, tourists are attracted to Capela dos Ossos built of real human bones in 1816! Ticket price 2 €, what can I say more? Come to see with your own eyes!

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