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Address: Largo 10 Maio, Evora, Portugal
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09:00 - 17:00
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The walls and pillars of the chapel, built in the century. XVII, are lined...

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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Interesting church and museum. The Bone chapel was confronting! Had nice tiles and museum had nice exhibition.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting church and museum. The Bone chapel was confronting! Had nice tiles and museum had nice exhibition.

Thank Msamelville
Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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The chapel of bones at Igreja e Mosteiro de São Francisco is worth a visit. The design and use of the bones in the chapel is visual impressive.

Thank SagamoreMan
Fortaleza, CE
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is not everywhere you´ll find a chapel built of bones, so it´s worth a visit. Interesting the phrase at the entrance of the chapel: We bones here we are, waiting yours. I also visited (was included on the ticket price 3 euros) the exhibit of Christmas presepes which was huge and beautiful. From there a beautiful view of Evora... More 

Thank Mdsf1000
codsall, staffs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A little bit macabre but a must see. Well worth a visit a be amazed how the bones are displayed below ground.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be sure to read the signs about why this was created. It is gruesome, I guess, but very interesting. I found it very thought provoking.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was very unique to see, a bit creepy but very cool. We also saw the exhibit of managers which was huge and very interesting.

Thank Liz C
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What magnificence made with bones. At times creepy....but once that wears off....it all comes together....not to be missed!

Thank Topher C
Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an Amazing crypt. Worth a visit. Just a way it was done, really gets you thinking of times past.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't count the numbers of bones and skulls in this place. It has to be seen to be believed. Apparently, the monks of that time thought people were getting to be a bit too uppity and arrogant. So they thought they's put them in their places by amassing this large collection of bones to show them where they would... More 

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing chapel. Was told why it was done but still an unbelievable sight to see. To see the walls lined with skulls, knee caps, leg bones fingers etc is just amzing.

Thank Michael B

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