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Capela dos Ossos

Largo 10 Maio, Evora 7000-650, 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 7000-650, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not the largest ossuary I have visited but impressive nonetheless. The entrance is located next to the church.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Capela dos Ossos is part of the large Church of Saint Francis and one of three excellent features, including a museum of the Franciscan order and an exhibition of Nativity scenes. Capela dos Ossos is, however, the main attraction. This bone chapel is a memonto...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Centuries ago Sao Francisco church ran out of space to bury its multiple generations of monks. Coupling a pragmatic solution with a moral lesson the church leaders wished to press on its congregants, the Chapel of Bones was born. The walls and ceilings, even the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weird, macabre chapel that is definitely worth a visit when in Evora (don’t be fooled by the horribly restored, Disney-esque church to which it is attached). Also, perfect for some quick sightseeing as it only takes about 15 minutes to visit.

Thank Louise R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour the museum first, view the old town outside from the large balcony, then visit the Capela dos Ossos, very intriguing, and beautifully restored. If you are pressed for time it could easily be done in an hour, but to do it justice it is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The admission fee include Church, exhibition and Bone Chapel. Main attraction is Bone Chapel, staff even remind visitors who seem haven't visit the Chapel before the closing time of the Church.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever doubted your mortality, you won't after a visit here. In the 1th entury, three monks dug up the bones of thousands of people buried in cemetaries near here and fashioned a chapel of bones, mostly with skulls and femurs, on the walls,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They keep telling you it's not meant to be scary but there is a bit of the mccabe about it. However there is a kind of beauty in the way it's built as well. Amazing to see overall and recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on our way south out of Lisbon. Really amazing to see the skulls. Would recommend it to anyone passing nearby.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is interesting, and there are not that many bone churches, so if you have never been in one, you should go. For me, it was not that creepy, but face it - there are a lot of bones from dead people here, so if...More

Thank Timothy D
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jacknjilltown
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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.
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lindaphk
13 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!
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Katie W
25 March 2017|
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I don't know I was a tourist!
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