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This church is not dedicated to suffering as I thought but the passage from life to death. The symbols of skulls nad skeletons on the entrance and the door are amazing. There is a small room on the left of the entrance high displays the...More
Church is very old and good looking outside. Inside You will find old monk’s mummies which is a bit creepy, but I don’t think so You will have a nightmares next night.
I think is worth to take a look for snapshots and go further.
This small church majors on Momento Mori, having skeletons depicted in the doors, ceilings, walls and floors. For good measure there are mummies in white linen robes (? shrouds) with little black capes with red flames embroidered along the hems. Even the street takes part...More
Located on a small narrow street next to a large cathedral, this church attracts attention through it being cramped between other buildings. But if you look closely, there are also some skeletons on the entrance door, which hint to something - it's a church of...More
Just 50 meters from the cathedral, this small baroque church is full of curiosities... the Purgatory is represented by skulls and bones in the facade, but inside there are even stranger things as 7 mummies from the XVII and XVIII centuries! The man who guard...More
This place was intriguing but every time I went past it was closed. A very kind local man suggested I just go in the door that was open a crack- he came with me to explore this wonderful little church,Loved seeing this - but its...More
Yes it's true the mummified figures do appear macabre to some nationalities but to others this is their culture and must be respected. We found it mesmerising and couldn't stop staring because we had never seen anything like that. Very sad that one of them...More
We passed by this place many times. At one point I noticed the sculls and sceletons on the door, then the actual sculls in the little chapel only to discover they were mummies later. Would really like to know why? The church itself is more...More