In the Bone chapel of faro, it is written of the door, “Stop here and think of the fate that will befall you – 1816”. Not that you have anything to worry about. The skulls, femurs, vertebrae and other human bones are of monks of the local Carmelite order. This strange décor is actually a tribute to their service. A highlight of this chapel is a complete skeleton, covered in gold, hanging at the front.

The chapel is actually an annex of the larger 18th century Igreja do Caro (Carmo Church). The inside of the church is dominated by Algarvean Baroque style.

Igreja do Carmo
Largo do Carmo
Faro

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