My husband and I just visited this chapel after while staying in Evora for the night. It was very interesting and worth seeing if you’re in the area. You only need to spend about 10 minutes there as there is only one room.
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Wow. Passing by Evora and not visiting this unique chapel is crazy. It is an amazing creation and a must-see. Sometimes it is too crowded so wait a bit until the bus is out and give it a closer look. Art with bones, not to...More
Wow, creepy but cool. Almost think it is not real, skulls are too small, may be kids, at the end, sign says waiting for yours
This is worth going if you've always wanted to go to one of the ossuaries. It has a lot of them - see photos. There are also some other items in the museum - they in good condition, but not of broad significance.
Fantastic place!!! A little macabre perhaps and it makes you wonder about the monks who set it all up. Life is ephemeral, only the sole is eternal. It's been on my bucket list ("1001 Historical Sites You Must Visit Before You Die") for some time....More
On a day's visit to Evora, this was by far the most popular site. There was a line to get tickets and the site itself was crowded. I guess I am less impressed by ossuaries than most people. From a distance, the walls could have...More
We loved Evora; I hated the Capela dos Ossos.. Not because it wasn't impressive and not because it wasn't evocative but it was just a tourist attraction. It was simply impossible to feel anything of the meaning or feeling of the place because it has...More
Things were certainly done differently in the past. A chilling reminder of our mortality.I did not do any reading about this Chapel before I visited so found it quite confronting. Like most places you visit when travelling you need to do your homework first.
went to see this as a curiosity. Bizarre tht the room is lined with bones and skulls,yet has a light cheery ceiling albeit with skull crown moulding!!