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Capela dos Ossos

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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...more
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Largo 10 Maio, Evora 7000-650, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 November 2004

The Capela dos Ossos (the chapel) in the Igreja do Carmo (the church). A door to the right of the alter leads to the sacristy where you can buy a ticket for the macabre and spooky Capela dos Ossos. It is a chapel decorated with...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 July 2017

What to do when you have received good money for burial and then find the graveyard full? How about making up the bones into pretty patterns, lining the walls with them and calling it a chapel - sounds like a plan to free up space...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very interesting, eerie and sacred place. It's amazing to see the precision with which this space was created. It is hard to describe the feelings you get when inside. Some think is is scary however I found it to be quite wonderful. The nativity...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unbelievable history. Very gracious staff. Restaurants and shopping across from Chapel are wonderful!,

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 5 days ago

definitely unique. Glad it attracted me to visit this lovely town. It was very touristy but pretty to walk around in. quite a bit of cork items to look at.

Thank mfctennis
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not sure what I really thought of this place, nothing sinister as to why those bones were there, but fascinating to hear the story of why bones were interred in a chapel. Now a museum too, the walkway through and visibility were excellent. I love...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here with a tour group. It was beautifully creepy but good to see and learn the history and why these chapels were created.

Thank raewalkins
Reviewed 6 days ago

Totally fascinating ossuary located in a former Franciscan monastery. There are the remains of close to 5000 monks and because we were there close to Halloween, iy took on even greater significance.

Thank plazeski
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I found the chapel interesting but creepy. The bones are all real and it is worth the visit although I did not find it a very comforting place .

Thank ruthk125
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going into the chapel of Bones was disturbing but also peaceful. A variety of emotions come to you when you see all the bones (femurs, skulls) lined up in a row, proudly displayed. It Makes you think of the souls that surround and encompass the...More

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a free exhibit. It is way overcrowded and not much space to move around. One half hour is plenty of time for this to take pictures and see the skulls.

Thank 115degrees
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chapel of Bones was amazing but at the same time I was conscious that the bones represented people who had passed on. They evoked many feelings in me but am so glad I had the opportunity to visit.

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James W
27 June 2018|
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Response from LexaNavi | Reviewed this property |
Within the town. Few blocks off town center. Worth trying to see if you get chance. Closes promptly at 5 pm
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.
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!