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Address: Largo 10 Maio, Evora, Portugal
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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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"We bones we are here, we waiting for your's

Unusual place , a chapel inside of church made with human bones !!! At the entry has a lecture that makes you think about how littler we are and how the time will take us to be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Unusual place , a chapel inside of church made with human bones !!! At the entry has a lecture that makes you think about how littler we are and how the time will take us to be together .... Just amazing

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique the Chapel of the bones some people may be put of by this but it is quite splendid! Well worth a visit and quite unlike anything else in the world! Needs about an hour

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess it's interesting but it is a little gruesome and I'm not sure I liked it too much! I rather wish I hadn't seen it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This famous Chapel of Bones, is decorated with the bones or past monks to remind one that life is transitory. The chapel dates from the 17th century. It is not very large and can be quickly viewed. Not recommended for small children. The point that the monks were trying to make was simply that life is short and there is... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with high expectations but were disappointed- If you've searched this place on google beware that half of the photos are from other bone chapels. It's only cheap to get in but the rest of the museum is poor and not worth coming all the way to evora for

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a church that the monks of the 16th century built with the bones of the dead citizens of the area. Creepy but resourceful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chapel of Bones is part of a larger museum in the historical center of Evora. The rest of the museum was somewhat interesting, and seeing the old building was interesting also. The Chapel of Bones was the highlight undoubtedly. I had never seen anything like it before, and found it fascinating to see and to read about.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bone Chapel is one of the most magnificent sights in Portugal. It's walls are all covered with bones and skulls but somehow it doesn't feel creepy at all, just beautiful. It's definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very sacred considering it houses the bones of its founders. It would be easy to be creeped out by the fact these are human bones but consider the history and why this place came about. Similar installations exist in Europe, notably the catacombs in Paris. This chapel is far easier to maneuver and will take considerably less... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Told this was a must see via colleagues who live in Evora. Strange feeling having human bones all over the walls and ceiling. A must see attraction

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