Capela dos Ossos
Capela dos Ossos
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Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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4.0 of 5 bubbles215 reviews
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Pontypridd, UK84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Worth a visit. An attractive church (if you like lots of carvings and artwork), with a gory chapel behind it including all of the skulls and bones. Pretty incredible collection really. It's hard to realize that these were proper humans with feelings and worries and lives.
Written May 31, 2024
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KerryDirector
Tralee, Ireland475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
On a recent visit to faro we visited this Church which is beautiful and the main attraction seems to be a chapel at the back of the church which contains the bones and skulls of many monks within the walls. A very apt resting place for these religious men.
Written May 19, 2024
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Jackie W
Frinton-On-Sea, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Amazing visit to chapel which makes one contemplate life.Seeing 1,000 plus skulls is an indescribable experience.Really thought provoking and all visitors on day we visited were very respectful
Written April 23, 2024
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Tina M
Sohar, Oman279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The church was beautiful, the chapel creeped out my teen boys. Let’s say - it will be a memorable experience. Bring exact change - 1.50 Euro per person.
Written January 2, 2024
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GlobetrottingViking
Thatcham, UK3,167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Bone Chapel is a separate chamber behind the Carmo Church. There the rather macabre sight meets you of walls partly made up of skulls from long departed monks. Apparently this serves as the resting place for some 1,250 skeletons with bones filling every available space making up ghoulish geometrical patterns. The bodies were exhumed in 1816 from Faro's overcrowded cemeteries. They belonged to Carmelite monks who once served in this church. The long-dead monks stare down on you from every surface of the chapel.
Written November 18, 2023
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Karoadtrips
Belgium25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Great thing to do when in Faro. It's a bit strange you have to pay an entrance fee. If they can use It for the upkeep of the church and surroundings...
Written November 5, 2023
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JYarba
Huntsville, AL214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
This Atlas Obscura site is a must-stop if your tastes veer towards the weird and macabre--a 19th century chapel, located on the grounds of a larger cathedral, that is partially constructed from the bones of monks and priests that had served the church in the past. Skulls both intact and shattered decorate the walls and ceiling, and the floor is itself inlaid with chiseled crypt lids--so the building is also effectively a mausoleum. The larger building itself is worth a look as well, with some fantastic Renaissance passion-of-Christ sculptures and an outragously gaudy main cathedral that looks like it's been covered with every ounce of gold from Cibola. Entry fee is nominal but only cash is accepted. This might be a little scary for younger kids.
Written July 29, 2023
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Neville D
Fifield, UK9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Worth a look for sure, is what it is which is a fancy church out front and bone yard out the back. Good restaurants near by in the town centre so good to combine with Faro flight departure.
Written June 30, 2023
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,943 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
As part of the Carmo Church and in the grounds out the back is this slightly macabre chapel, decorated with the bones of 1000 monks. The grounds and the chapel are small and can be seen in about 5 minutes but are well worth the small entry fee to the church.

In a town with not a huge amount to do this should definitely be on your visit list.
Written June 26, 2023
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stevebintley
Bedford, UK8,664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Make sure you have the correct change to pay the €2 entry fee - I even offered the guy at the entrance to keep the change from my €5 note but still he insisted no, and I had to wait a while until some coins built up in his till! It was worth the wait though; although small it’s a fascinating and unique place that you’ll remember. It would benefit from a few more signs around explaining the different areas but otherwise it’s a must visit when you’re in the town.
Written June 15, 2023
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