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Address: Largo 10 Maio, Evora, Portugal
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+351 266 704 521
09:00 - 17:00
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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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Not quite as I expected but still impressive

So if you are looking for a gloomy and dark place, this is not quite the sight. I myself was expecting something out of a old terror movie - it is not. However, it is impressive... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marta C
Coimbra, Portugal
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Coimbra, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So if you are looking for a gloomy and dark place, this is not quite the sight. I myself was expecting something out of a old terror movie - it is not. However, it is impressive nonetheless. Renovated, bright and very interesting. There is a lot of history here and the only setback are the constant in's and out's of... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This could never happen today...like in France, the city dug up bones to use the land. This chapel was recently renovated and well presented. Maybe yourrelatives are here! This is a must see, and next to one of the fine churches in Evora, so you can kill two birds with one stone!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Minimal charge, maximum impressions. A lot of history, very old church and beatiful views from the observation gallery, well worth it the trip.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very enjoyable visit at a reasonable price (€10 for a family) the chapel itself would have undoubtedly been far more atmospheric and poignant if a coach load of Spanish tourists hadn't just shown up brandishing iPads! The museum is also interesting with nice views from the roof

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Brownwood, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small place so it doesn't take long to visit. It is a place to see. If you can, do both the church and the bone chapel. The church is very nice.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the couple of euros you have to pay to get in, very cool and very creepy although the English translations around the whole museum are awful.

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Albacete, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place in Evora, but nothing special if you know other bone chapels as some in Rome, Palermo or Naples...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little sobering but well worth seeing. The museun is done well and does not need much explanation they are bones from former people who gave up their possessions and dedicated their life to the church.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited the bones chapel twice, first in 2012 and more recently in April 2017. The previous time I was there with a guide and I would definitely recommend anyone visiting for the first time to do the same. Having someone to explain the history behind the chapel improves the experience by a large margin. Now there's a museum available,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Evora, certainly visit Capela dos Ossos. Easily accessible with the kids and there was a lovely outdoor market in we visited in April.

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