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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
They say that seeing is believing but here, even after you've seen the bones of 6,000 deceased monks, you still may not believe what you're seeing. Amazing church and an amazing sight. This is a must see in Evora.
When I planned our trip to Evora I searched the most interesting things to see. Because its a small town and we had only two days I wanted to plan the heck out of it. The capela dos Ossos was my first point of interest....More
It is impossible to stand a room full of skeletons and not feel something. The point this monk was trying to make still lingers on...we are all going to die. Are you ready? If you are interested in being fully confronted with this feeling -...More
Though it might seems crazy to say that this chapel is beautiful, the thing is that once you step inside you will no longer forget this place. This is a place with History, and each skull and bone keeps it's own story, it's own life....More
This place did surprise us and was well worth the visit. Some damages to bones on pillars that were reachable by visitors (sad thing about humanity and lack of respect) but well built and laid out. Mummified bodies of an adult and child were a...More
From previous reviews, I did not know what to expect. It is not scary at all but rather a place to reflect on history and the ingenuity of the builders. It is tastefully lit and photography (not flash) is allowed.
It's beautiful and creepy at the same time. However I do totally understand the sentiment behind it, to remind us how we all end, so not to waste our lives. At least, that's what I think is the message. Definitely worth seeing. Nothing like it...More
The Chapel of the Bones was built in the 17th century, with the intention of provoking by the image the reflection on the transience of human life, summarized in the words above the entrance "WE BONES HERE, FOR YOURS AWAIT". The city’s two Franciscan cemeteries...More