Small chapel lined with bones to remind us of our mortality. A drastic way to do o though. Might not be everyone's cup of tea.
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If I wouldn't have gone there, definitely would have missed sole realistic but scary Church of bones. Can not explain the feelings.....something unique.
A very special small chapel as it is build with human bones. Worth a visit but we did not stay too long especially when you are near to the two dried bodies. I could smell a weird odor. A bit haunted indeed. Not too good...More
We thought it might be ghoulish but found this chapel quite elegant. Definitely something completely out of the ordinary!
The Bone Chapel is one of the coolest things we've ever seen. It's one of the reasons we visited Evora. Built about 200 years ago by the church, it was meant to be a place for monks to reflect on the human condition. There are...More
I had heard stories of this church so when I got the opportunity I visited. The church is beautiful! When we visited the side chapel we had very mixed emotions. The skulls and bones of the people who graves had been disturbed are all there...More
What to do when you have received good money for burial and then find the graveyard full? How about making up the bones into pretty patterns, lining the walls with them and calling it a chapel - sounds like a plan to free up space...More
Seriously though, the entire inside is made up of human bones -- how crazy is that? If you are in Evora, go here and see this.
I found it quite creepy but it I'm willing to accept that it's a good example of the type of bone chapel.