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Igreja de Sao Francisco

Praca 1 de Maio, Evora 7000-656, Portugal
+351 266 704 521
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Praca 1 de Maio, Evora 7000-656, Portugal
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"bone chapel"
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"amazing church"
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"religious art"
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"next door"
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"human bones"
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"worth a visit"
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"nativity"
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"scenes"
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"sanctuary"
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"exhibition"
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"nave"
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"reconstruction"
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"collection"
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"wealth"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see. It features Gothic and Baroque architecture. Building began in the 12th century. Bones Chapel next door!

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The church we see today was begun in the 15th century but it was constructed on the foundations of a 13th century church, so there has been a religious presence on these premises for almost 800 years. There's a big helping of history connected to...More

Thank VWriter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This richly decorated Gothic church is filled with some of the most breathtaking paintings. Built around 1500 during the Age of Discovery, it has many of the hallmarks of Manueline decoration (such as the twisted rope motif). There are mny chapels off to either side...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Visited the chapel on a group tour. The Chapel was built in the 17th century, and the walls and pillars are covered with literally thousands of bones and skulls . The Chapel has been a constant topic about the allusion to death. I found it...More

Thank James V
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We went to visit this church mostly to see the bones chapel, but there is so much more to see. They do a great job at telling the history of the building and taking you through each of the rooms. The bone chapel is truly...More

Thank RiceWP
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

A lovely building with a major renovation completed. An entire floor displaying nothing but nativity scenes, from every conceivable artist type - porcelain, glass, steel, wood.....you name it. The best bit is the walk on to the roof, which gives stunning views of the city....worth...More

Thank Neil S
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The church is beautiful, the chapel of bones a bit morbid, but well worth the visit. An exhibition of cribs can also be appreciated. At the top there is a beautiful view of the city.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

visited the Church and museum on a Sunday morning. The church has interesting telework. The museum features an overview of the church history - founders etc and the ossuary. Above the church nave there is a unique collection of nativity sculptures and scenes.

Thank mschmitt255
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

a nice Gothic style church, with some Manueline elements interior in Renaissance and Baroque styles even so and it would be enough to visit but the Chapel of the Bones is something unique, creepy somehow it's a must to see

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The bone chapel...as in built using bones & skeletons of humans is a morbid reflection of the afterlife. Interesting to say the least and if you are here, a must visit.

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