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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
+351 266 704 521
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

To be really honest, even though it's a nice visit to the small chapel with bones on the walls, i don't think it justifies the 4€ entrance fee.

Thank JQ1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can imagine a very creative monk with lots of time (and bones) on his hands. The idea of having your earthly remains in a chapel or in the yard of a church is not new, but in a creative display? That is unique!! Very...More

Thank Sandra Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a couple of ossuaries in Romania but I had not seen anything like this. I was a bit surprised to see many families with children in the chapel since it is not exactly a child friendly attraction. The cathedral is free to visit....More

Thank Adrian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

But interesting for those who like this sort of place, like the roman catacombs and the franciscan church in Rome on the via Veneto

Thank Neri I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It will probably sound strange to say that this is not the first bone chapel that my husband and I have visited, though it is by far the most artfully designed, and well worth experiencing. Viewing human skeletons inevitably leads to ruminations on mortality in...More

Thank BAM1113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cults are always strange to analyze, but chapels of bones are somewhat common in southern Europe. This one is less creepy than most nainly because it recently underwent a comprehensize reconstruction and reconditioning, and it's now quite pleasant.

Thank Kairho1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My feelings were not as others describe rather I felt overwhelmed by the spirits of so many dead. My husband did not have the same experience.

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place full of story and grace, for those that believes or not still worth a visit. I absolutely loved it!

Thank Rafael P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overwhelming feeling of calm & peace when you walk in. Not what I expected at all! Beautiful inside. Spend sime time just standing quietly in the chapel. The other big surprise was upstairs. Hundreds of Nativity scenes from all over the world. Lost track of...More

Thank Welltravelled5558
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite amazing. I have never heard, nor seen anything like this. The Franciscans dug up the graves in town, and stacked them to form a chapel. Absolutely amazing, but not sure why this was done. The explanations say how it was done, and when, but...More

Thank Andrew R
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Katie W
26 March 2017|
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Response from Jelswiss | Reviewed this property |
I don't know I was a tourist!
Katie W
26 March 2017|
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Response from goncalvs | Reviewed this property |
Hello according the site the chapel will be closed, the days of closure are below: 1st of January Easter Sunday 24 and 25 of December
Karina G
6 March 2017|
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Response from goncalvs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, until 5pm on winter time