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“Unique and captivating”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Capela dos Ossos

Capela dos Ossos
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$105.28*
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Private tour to Évora from Lisbon
Ranked #2 of 144 things to do in Evora
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Owner description: 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
Eugene, Oregon
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“Unique and captivating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

go in and view, it is better than you expect and such unique and strange place that you will rarely see anywhere else.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Ghoulish but interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

For €1 per adult its worth a look! Enter through Carmo church (which is worth a look in itself). Ghoulish but interesting viewing.

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Lagos, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Spooky bones!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Well worth a visit, you ought to read the history to get a better idea of what to expect. Access is good, but I would not recommend a visit in high season, it is quite cramped.

Visited December 2012
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Quirky and interesting chapel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Tucked away in a church, this little chapel is made of human bones. Such an odd thing, but apparently was created by some monks who went to a graveyard and used bones to make the chapel to remind their "flock" about the fleeting nature of life and to "behave themselves" - it's a pretty unique spot.

Visited November 2012
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Porto Formoso, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Yes its worth a visit cost a euro or something to get in. Find out when its open and go go go . . Have you gone yet !

Visited May 2012
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