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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although it is a interesting place we found it very odd and creepy. Personally, I would not recommend.

Thank Roberto S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Chapel of Bones is a must see for anyone visiting Evora. It is spooky but I could have spent hours taking pictures of of inside the chapel.

Thank Kelly O
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place will stick with you for sure and perhaps haunt you. We're so used to Disneyland constructions that it's a genuine shock to visit this chapel made entirely of human bones and skulls, thousands of them, eerily lit -- and to read about the...More

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If in Évora you must stop here as well as tour the museum. Bone chapel was amazing and the museum I was very surprised that the items on display are not protected and you can actually touch most of them. When finished must enter the...More

Thank Manny d
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must see if you’re already in Evora. If you like the catacombs of any ancient city, you will love this.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Capela dos Ossos while in Evora. It’s one of those places that you kind of have to see to believe. I can honestly say that I’ve never seen anything like it. Only takes about 15 minutes as it’s a...More

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought that perhaps the chapel might of been abit creepy however I was wrong the chapel is actually quite beautiful and spiritual. There is a poem about the need to reflect on one's existence . Have a read of it , it is actually...More

Thank ALCBS
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was creepy to see all those human bones on the wall but the history of it is a must see when in portugal, the town is charming also.

Thank Siciliani2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The chapel was busy but it was still possible to take photographs and be enjoyable. I have never seen or heard of a place like it. Must visit

Thank Antony B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bones chapel was wonderful- as expected. What I didn’t expect was the museum alongside the chapel being cool as well! There were two long halls of nativity scenes that I really enjoyed. Perfect rainy day activity!

Thank Liz_F23
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jacknjilltown
5 April 2018|
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Response from MeredithFlorida | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are sold at the door. It is a small town with cute shops and restaurants. Go off the main plaza and you will find good food. Look for the remains of the Roman Aqueduct as well.
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lindaphk
14 March 2018|
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Response from Christina S | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry but I was there in June and didn’t need to line up, but I’m sure you can buy the tickets in adwance!
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Katie W
26 March 2017|
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I don't know I was a tourist!
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