This really is impressive but a bit morbid. It was fascinating to read the history and see this chapel. This is a must see while in Evora.
We went with a guide (Maria José Gomes Pires) who breathed life into the visit for us because she talked about why the Chapel was built, who these people were and why their remains formed the walls and the ceiling. We came to understand that the Chapel was built with the best of intentions. If you can get by (my... More
If you don't like death and bones... Don't go there! It is a unique place, you can watch the walls made of bones for hours. The small chapel is now preserved for stupid that wrote on the skulls and deserves to be visited!
A most difficult place to see but study the history and the reasons behind this chapel and try to understand why the monks had this chapel. One of the most amazing things ever especially in a church setting. Very surprising the reaction of the others seeing this chapel.
On a day trip to Evora I came across the Chapel of bones/Capella dos Ossos and was impressed with the content on display. If you like skulls and bones then this is the place for you as it is filled wall to was with this content. Very reasonably priced at 2 Euros per person with a 1 euro charge if... More
In the entrance you will see:“Nos ossos que aqui estamos, pelos vossos esperamos.” Which means – “We bones that are here, for your bones we wait. Then you will entered will you see the walls are decorated with thousands and thousands of skulls, and bones.
The Capela dos Ossos was disturbing, powerful, unreal and amazing all in one. Built in honor of the dead, the entrance says "We bones await you". It was constructed by monks as a "reminder of death to meditate on the human condition" and that is certainly what happens when you're in it. What made it even more powerful and amazing... More
I was unprepared for this chapel, built to humble visitors and help them remember their eventual demise. The space was the walls, support structures and ceiling were build of bones. Judging by the size of the bones and skulls, most were from children. What a haunting sight.
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