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Capela dos Ossos

Largo 10 Maio, Evora 7000-650, Portugal
+351 266 704 521
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The walls and pillars of the chapel, built in the century. XVII, are lined with thousands of human bones and skulls. Ceilings with murals realtivas death. Written on a plaque next to the door, the phrase "We bones that are here for your hope", reminds us how fleeting passage through life
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Largo 10 Maio, Evora 7000-650, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

There is something about seeing arranged human bones that fascinates and this ossuary is no exception, reminding visitors of their mortality and no matter what issues you may have right now, we will all have the same end, and to therefore enjoy life as much...More

Thank Janice L
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Reviewed yesterday

A small chapel connected to the Igreja da Sao Francisco lined with skulls and bones, which seems to be its macabre appeal. Not sure why anyone would do such a thing, it is creepy and has no artistic or architectural merit. I was glad to...More

Thank FWontheroad
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking around Evora you will meet a beautiful square with the church where this chapel in within. Nice and scaring when you read the words and the entrance. Go and read.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This ossuary was very interesting and a must see. The display of bones reminds us of our limited time on earth and is beautiful and not at all creepy.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well, an entire large room is built with human bones. Worth seeing it, although there is a ticket. A quite particular sight.

Thank tasath
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Chapel is quite bizarre and a bit confronting. The walls are beautifully stacked with human bones and t h.g e columns are skulls. Apparently Franciscan Monks buried the dead residents of Evora here when the cemeteries became too full. The are interesting writings on...More

Thank Gita W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although it is a interesting place we found it very odd and creepy. Personally, I would not recommend.

Thank Roberto S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Chapel of Bones is a must see for anyone visiting Evora. It is spooky but I could have spent hours taking pictures of of inside the chapel.

Thank Kelly O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place will stick with you for sure and perhaps haunt you. We're so used to Disneyland constructions that it's a genuine shock to visit this chapel made entirely of human bones and skulls, thousands of them, eerily lit -- and to read about the...More

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If in Évora you must stop here as well as tour the museum. Bone chapel was amazing and the museum I was very surprised that the items on display are not protected and you can actually touch most of them. When finished must enter the...More

Thank Manny d
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jacknjilltown
April 4, 2018|
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Response from MeredithFlorida | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are sold at the door. It is a small town with cute shops and restaurants. Go off the main plaza and you will find good food. Look for the remains of the Roman Aqueduct as well.
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lindaphk
March 13, 2018|
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Response from Christina S | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry but I was there in June and didn’t need to line up, but I’m sure you can buy the tickets in adwance!
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Katie W
March 25, 2017|
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I don't know I was a tourist!
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