Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo

Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo

Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Patouke
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom164 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful decor
    The church isn’t huge but has a beautiful decor and interesting history. Most people probably visit to see The Bones Chapel (Capela dos Ossos), which is located at the back of the cathedral, and part of the general entry. The chapel is very small and decorated with skulls and bones of the monks. Quite an eerie experience but beautifully created. There is a tiny garden/ cemetery next to the chapel and the small sacristy connecting the main church and the chapel. Ticket costs €2, cash only. It’s worth the visit, the square in front of the church has beautiful tiles and there are plenty of good bars and restaurants nearby.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 20, 2023
  • LyndaMN
    Lakeville, Minnesota791 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WOW!
    I make a point of visiting cathedrals and churches wherever we go. I truly enjoyed seeing this one because it is so unlike what you normally see. It costs about 2 euro to enter and it is certainly worth every cent. You can see this church in about 30 minutes, including the ossuary in the garden area. My husband called the interior 'gaudy.' Ok, I will go with that but this is what makes it impressive. There are large carvings everywhere, huge paintings, and lots of 'gold'. The walls and the altar areas are heavy with eye-candy. It seems not an inch of the interior was left un-adorned. There is an old confessional booth and you can tour the side-rooms that the monks used. This church is well worth stopping by.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 24, 2023
  • GlobetrottingViking
    Thatcham, United Kingdom3,171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Baroque Church and a Chapel with Skulls
    This church is probably best known for its Bone Chapel, a separate room behind the church. There the rather macabre sight meets you of walls partly made up of skulls from long departed monks. Apparently this serves as the resting place for some 1,250 skeletons with bones filling every available space making up ghoulish geometrical patterns. The bodies were exhumed in 1816 from Faro's overcrowded cemeteries. They belonged to Carmelite monks who once served in this church. The long-dead monks stare down on you from every surface of the chapel. This is surely one of the creepiest attractions you can find. But the main church is also worth viewing, with its baroque interior featuring intricately carved altars, mostly painted in gold.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Colliefan21
    165 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Visited the church while on holiday in Faro - 2 euro entrance fee. A well maintained beautiful church. The Chapel of skulls was eerie but after I looked up the history, and it's very interesting. Definitely a must see if in the area!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 17, 2023
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PabloMGuima
Juiz de Fora, MG125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Very beautiful and interesting place to visit! Religious and History! The Chapel of Bones is a very interesting place to visit
Written June 21, 2024
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mcleodalimc
Anlaby, UK876 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We were intrigued by the descriptions we had read but the church itself was a little underwhelming and no explanation of the many cherubs or other features or the very odd chapel out the back
Written June 11, 2024
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betterthanwork
Nottingham, UK1,506 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Impressive exterior with the twin bell towers, but not as large inside as expected. Ornate gilded altar and decorative arched ceiling. Entrance cost is €1.
Written June 5, 2024
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malc1005
Kettering, UK5,495 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a lovely church, full of history and architecture, very photogenic, and is well worth a visit, if your in the area.
Written May 26, 2024
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Colliefan21
165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Visited the church while on holiday in Faro - 2 euro entrance fee.
A well maintained beautiful church.
The Chapel of skulls was eerie but after I looked up the history, and it's very interesting.
Definitely a must see if in the area!
Written December 17, 2023
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GlobetrottingViking
Thatcham, UK3,171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This church is probably best known for its Bone Chapel, a separate room behind the church. There the rather macabre sight meets you of walls partly made up of skulls from long departed monks. Apparently this serves as the resting place for some 1,250 skeletons with bones filling every available space making up ghoulish geometrical patterns. The bodies were exhumed in 1816 from Faro's overcrowded cemeteries. They belonged to Carmelite monks who once served in this church. The long-dead monks stare down on you from every surface of the chapel. This is surely one of the creepiest attractions you can find. But the main church is also worth viewing, with its baroque interior featuring intricately carved altars, mostly painted in gold.
Written November 18, 2023
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r t
Bromsgrove, UK712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Really impressive, full of gold a d looks well maintained.
2 euros entree fee which includes the bone Chapel which was odd bit interesting
Written October 30, 2023
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LyndaMN
Lakeville, MN791 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I make a point of visiting cathedrals and churches wherever we go. I truly enjoyed seeing this one because it is so unlike what you normally see. It costs about 2 euro to enter and it is certainly worth every cent. You can see this church in about 30 minutes, including the ossuary in the garden area.

My husband called the interior 'gaudy.' Ok, I will go with that but this is what makes it impressive. There are large carvings everywhere, huge paintings, and lots of 'gold'. The walls and the altar areas are heavy with eye-candy. It seems not an inch of the interior was left un-adorned. There is an old confessional booth and you can tour the side-rooms that the monks used.

This church is well worth stopping by.
Written September 24, 2023
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Patouke
Edinburgh, UK164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The church isn’t huge but has a beautiful decor and interesting history. Most people probably visit to see The Bones Chapel (Capela dos Ossos), which is located at the back of the cathedral, and part of the general entry.
The chapel is very small and decorated with skulls and bones of the monks. Quite an eerie experience but beautifully created.
There is a tiny garden/ cemetery next to the chapel and the small sacristy connecting the main church and the chapel.
Ticket costs €2, cash only. It’s worth the visit, the square in front of the church has beautiful tiles and there are plenty of good bars and restaurants nearby.
Written September 20, 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,098 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Church made out of bones such an unique thing to see, not a very big cathedral but packs a bit of punch with the history, decor and architecture.

For me one of the better things to see in Faro.
Written July 28, 2023
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