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Largo da Se, Faro 8000-138, Portugal
+351 289 806 632
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

As we walked up the old, cobbled street leading to Faro's majestic, 18th Century cathedral, we were first drawn to the storks surveying their territory from its the top of the bell tower. They are an unusual and dramatic feature of the Algarve and you...More

4  Thank Howi58
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 February 2015

At first we were amazed that this was Faro's cathedral - it's kinda small when compared to cathedrals in Porto, Lisboa or Évora, but okay...

3  Thank Maja B
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All reviews bell tower worth a visit small museum old town small bone well worth the entrance fee museum upstairs small admission charge bone chapel quick look an absolute interesting visit nice church take photos orange trees storks nesting ria formosa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting old town we decided to see this cathedral and tower. Very nice view from bell tower. Every alter inside so impressive and artistic. Had a little prayer inside as so quiet and lovely. Even kids appreciated the beauty and history coming from every corner...More

Thank Katarzyna W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Faro old town is a gem of the algarve which retains its historical feel and the cathedral is its highlight.Seems well maintained with a spiritual aura ,two musts are a climb to the top of the bell tower with great views and a look a...More

1  Thank Davdor_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a small admission fee to see the interior of the Cathedral, the cloisters, climb the tower and visit a small museum. The Cathedral is very ornate and the views of the islands from the tower are beautiful.

Thank ogerkan
Reviewed 10 October 2018

There is a small admission charge but it's well worth it to see the Cathedral, small cloistered area and the tower. Views of the old city are excellent from the bell tower.

Thank MarkW55
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The architectural structures inside the building are really beautiful. The organ is worth a look as it seems to be adorned with oriental symbols. Climb the steps to look at the bells, time it right and you'll witness the bong.

Thank spikebaby
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Loved our time of prayerful reflection here. A good example of renaissance baroque art, good facilities with helpful staff. Recommended

Thank JamieAndMaureen
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Really interesting place, the cathedral 's square itself is somewhat quite romantic. The entry price is 3,5 euro encompassing the cathedral, the tower and the museum. Very nice cathedral with wonderful carvings. The museum is certainly not an absolute must. Do not miss the panorama...More

1  Thank CPJD00
Reviewed 13 September 2018

A small fee to get into this beautiful Cathedral; very much worth it. You could stay for hours just looking at all of the amazing carvings.

Thank varvie
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The cathedral is a beautiful place to visit. Stunning carved statues and a museum upstairs which is included in your entrance fee. Reduced prices for senior citizens

Thank holidayaddict51
Reviewed 31 August 2018

A beautiful example of wood carving and religious artefacts, felt quite calming and serene, well worth a visit.

Thank Malcolm489
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Carol H
28 February 2015|
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Response from johnj1950 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, there will be extra masses I am sure, but I don't know what they are. There are another couple of good churches, so I am sure you will find a Mass somewhere. The Tourist Information office may also be able to help... More