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This is a unique experience and well worth a visit BUT do it when you hire a car because Alcantarilha is a tiny village and it costs 20Euros each way from Albufeira in a taxi. The chapel itself is in a tiny side street but...More
This little chapel is situated in a lovely village with a few cafes and is worth the trip to look. The walls and ceilings are decorated from the skulls and bones from old parishioners from an old cemetery. There are bars to stop them being...More
Not the usual tourist attraction but drove out to see this while on holiday in the Algarve. It’s a small village, there is limited parking around the church and restaurant across the street. Chapel is at right side of Church (outside) and is protected by...More
Unusual chapel to view the bones and skulls that make up the walls. It has bars around it, but doesnt stop you getting a view and an idea about it.
Its in a tiny village so parking could get difficult. A great stop off when...More
It does not take long to view this Chapel but it is covered floor to ceiling with the bones and skulls. I believe them to be from the graveyards they dug up to extend the village. It has locked gates in front which you can...More
If you happen to be in Alcantarilha you should take the opportunity to visit the Chapel of Bones which ajoins the church.
The entire interior of the chapel is lined with the bones of over 1000 former parishioners.
Disturbingly, when the local cemetery became too...More
Chapel of bones in the church at the centre of town (can be seen on the hill above the town). Built in 16th Century by collecting skulls and thigh bones from an unused cemetery. The chapel is very small. One of the few chapels of...More
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Hi, depending on disability the church is not easy to access. The church has quite a few steps up to get into and doorway was not wide. Most of main church is flat but to get into skull part would be very tricky with a... More
Hi, depending on disability the church is not easy to access. The church has quite a few steps up to get into and doorway was not wide. Most of main church is flat but to get into skull part would be very tricky with a wheelchair. I walk with a stick and found it ok, but there are area with small steps and uneven ground.