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Igreja de Sao Francisco

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Praca 1 de Maio, Evora 7000-656, Portugal
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The church exterior provides no indication of the richness of the interior. Definitely worth seeing while in Evora. We arrived close to closing time so did not get a chance to spend as much time as we would have liked or to see the Capela...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is right next to the Capela dos Ossos, the chapel made of human bones. It's history is intertwined with the monastery as well as with the Royal palace.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chileice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church was right next to our hotel. A simple facade but once inside the church it was floor to ceiling decorated in the classic blue/ white tiles - amazing details, depicting daily life, saints and sinners. Lots of small side chapels exquisitely furnished with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChiantiSister
Reviewed January 4, 2019

The Capella de Ossos is part of the complex. The church itself is still used as a church. I went to Mass there. It is not overly large, but the interior is exquisite.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank south6
Reviewed December 22, 2018

This beautifully restored 15th century Gothic style church is well worth a visit. The sides of the nave contain twelve open chapels, built between the buttresses of the wall. It is located next to the Chapel of Bones.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank c0verdale
Reviewed December 21, 2018

While traveling in Portugal you will have the opportunity to see many impressive, beautiful, and moving churches. But, the Igeja de Sao Francisco (the Sao Francisco Church) sets itself apart by having an ossuary (bones) chapel. By the 16th century there were 43 cemeteries in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

This church is stunning - especially the side chapels. St. Francis worked hard against the excesses of the church and lively a simple life. His chapel is more austere, but the other side chapels - YIKES! Wealthy people decorated them and the more gold the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JustBeachin55
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is a must visit when in Evora.The church is magnificent and the Capela dos Ossos is a chilling reminder of the short time we have on earth!.The display of Nativity items is facinating .The small museum is interesting also.Well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Colm M
Reviewed October 28, 2018

One of the 1st Gothic Churches from the 16th century, Sao Francisco, has 12 naves. Local marble used in front of the naves. Chapel, left front, dedicated to Franciscans. Chapel of gold very ornate. Late 17th century frescoes in the Bone Chapel (Capela Dos Ossos),...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ronald L
Reviewed October 17, 2018

we didn't actually visit the cathedral per se (plus we've seen hundreds worldwide, so moved on). Also, the panorama of Evora and environs is better from the Evora Cathedral than Sao Francisco. That being said, 3 other features: Chapel of the Bones - Small but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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