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Capela dos Ossos

Largo 10 Maio, Evora, 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, Portugal
+351 266 704 521
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth seeing but hard to imagine that a place like this was built and actually existed. A very sobering visit.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Inserted into an important nationally and locally building (church and convent of Saint Francis), it is a must-see room.

Thank Luis S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting. Well worth the visit but extremely sobering. We arrived as it opened and were alone there for awhile.

Thank Suppi12
Reviewed 5 days ago

This chapel is one of Evora's main attractions and while it's a little on the ghoulish side - it's made entirely of human bones - it was definitely worth the visit. The ticket which allows entry to the chapel and the surrounding complex was only...More

Thank DanC87
Reviewed 5 days ago

the chapel of the bones is attached to Sao Francisco Church. forgotten when it was built but let's call it C17. the walls are all lined with bones and skulls - like a catacomb. there is the sobering message over the entry 'We bones here...More

Thank Con O
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Chapel of Bones was certainly fascinating and food for thought. You really have to experience it to understand it. For me it was very moving as I reflected my own mortality.

Thank les s
Reviewed 1 week ago

An effective reminder of mortality, this strange place is worth seeing if traveling through Evora. There is also a unique collection of nativity sets (creches) and other religious Portuguese antiquities in the adjacent church museum that is included with the price of admission.

Thank carollo5280
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little chapel housed approximately 5,000 human bones and skulls dating back in the 1800's. It's very interesting and honestly quite eerie ; however a must see if you are in Evora.

Thank flyme2themun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bone chapel is very interesting. My kids are older, but may be a little spooky if your children are small. We skipped the museum, since we were at the end of a long, hot day. Still worth the trip to see it.

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to go when there are few people around to distract you from the power of this place. I always complain about places that forbid photos, but in this case I think they should consider it. Too many selfies with skulls goes against the meaning...More

Thank Geoffrey E
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Katie W
Will you be open Easter Sunday, March 16, 2017?
25 March 2017|
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Response from Jelswiss | Reviewed this property |
I don't know I was a tourist!
Katie W
Will you be open Easter Sunday, March 16, 2017?
25 March 2017|
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Response from goncalvs | Reviewed this property |
Hello according the site the chapel will be closed, the days of closure are below: 1st of January Easter Sunday 24 and 25 of December
Karina G
Is it open sunday?
5 March 2017|
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Response from goncalvs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, until 5pm on winter time