I recently visited the Carmelite Church (Igreja do Carmo) in Faro whilst on holiday in the Algarve. Looks quite nice from the outside…

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The inside is also quite impressive, decorated with gold and elegant statues…

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But hidden behind it is something very different….

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The Chapel of Bones is made from 1250 human remains, as the monks decided that they were cheaper and more effective, or so the story goes…

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Strange place, and a little bit spooky, especially with the wind hissing through the gaps in the bones. You can see more photos on Flickr.