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Address: Largo 10 Maio, Evora, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 266 704 521
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The walls and pillars of the chapel, built in the century. XVII, are lined...

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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Very interesting and part of a rich history in the walled medieval city of Evora. Of courae the history of this town goes back to hundreds of years BC. Every culture seemingly... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and part of a rich history in the walled medieval city of Evora. Of courae the history of this town goes back to hundreds of years BC. Every culture seemingly came through Portugal. And Evora was a magical spot. The Catholics, after the Celts, the Vikings, the Phoenicians possibly, with their different orders clearly affected the limited space.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is average.. Rather go to the church next door it is much more impressive. The lady at the door of the museum was very rude.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At first it may seem a morbid construction, but the chapel, brings your message very clear that the end we already know how it will be. It is our choice that we will do until we become ...nothing but bones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This chapel is a bit odd being decorated with human bones. I enjoyed the visit very much as the intricate ornamentation of the chapel is very sophisticated. There were families with children there but I wouldn't recommend it - it's macabre.

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The paid entry ticket gives you the chance to view the bone chapel as well as the collection of nativity scenes. I found the bone chapel creepy and felt the need to get outta there asap. That said, the remains interred there have been doubly blessed. Once when originally buried, and reconsecrated when installed as the walls in the chapel.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to visit. This is the second time we have come. Make sure to read the description of words engraved in the stone over the door.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like different then this is your place. The chapel itself is very eerie and smells a bit. There are however plenty of other things to see - the nativity exhibition is very amusing. Perhaps better not to leave a photo!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really dont expect to encounter something like this.. I was gobsmacked.. dem bones dem bones.. an eye opener to a time and custom I hadn't imagined.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

worth a look for sure. hard to believe how creative humans can be. For instance, unearthing local graves and using the bones for a religious art project.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to this church and chapel of bones was on our "most do" list while in Evora. The displays leading to the chapel explain the history of the church. Chapel was serene and not "creepy." Cost of admission is around $3 Euros. We did not get to see everything or visit the roof for city views because of the... More 

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