Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo Curch and Capela dos Ossos, Faro

Why not discovering this monumental baroque church and its macabre chapel built out of boned and skulls while in Faro?

 Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo , Faro, Portugal
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church
© Vitor Olvieira

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church of Faro is a majestic Baroque building with two twin bell-towers. The building, funded and decorated with Brazilian gold, was completed in 1719, during the reign of King João V.

Capela dos Ossos, Faro, Portugal
Capela dos Ossos (Bone Chapel)
© Vitor Olvieira

The current façade was built after the 1755 earthquake and, then, attached to the left-side of the building. The Capela dos Osos stands next to the tombs in the Old Cemetery. This chapel, built with thousands of bones and skulls from monks, tries to remind visitors the sinister side of mortality.

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Location:

Largo do Carmo, Faro.

Ticket Price:

Igreja do Carmo: Free Admission. 
Capela dos Ossos: 1€.

Opening Ours:

December through February, Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:30.
June through August, Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00.

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