We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Capela dos Ossos

Largo 10 Maio, Evora, Portugal
+351 266 704 521
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$106.70*
and up
Évora Full Day Private Tour from Lisbon with Lunch
More Info
US$72.44*
and up
Private Évora Tour from Lisbon
More Info
US$112.63*
and up
Private tour to Évora from Lisbon
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“human bones” (86 reviews)
“small chapel” (26 reviews)
“bone chapel” (39 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
Largo 10 Maio, Evora, Portugal
CONTACT
Website
+351 266 704 521
Write a Review
Reviews (3,522)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 883 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank SudeshJ
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank senguptad2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Agnes L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought it might be ghoulish but found this chapel quite elegant. Definitely something completely out of the ordinary!

Thank Bonesetter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bones church. It's really weird and a bit unnerving that anyone would do this and especially post-holocaust has some uncomfortable resonances.

Thank Dogberry1258
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank beach bum in ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

2  Thank Slug01
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1  Thank fizbandu
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found it quite creepy but it I'm willing to accept that it's a good example of the type of bone chapel.

Thank Kay987654321
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Maria Luisa Restaurante
659 reviews
.04 miles away
Restaurante S. Luis
430 reviews
.12 miles away
Chouricaria da Praca
268 reviews
.06 miles away
Guiao
377 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Capela dos Ossos
66 reviews
.02 miles away
Praca do Giraldo
1,022 reviews
.15 miles away
Igreja Real de Sao Francisco
245 reviews
.01 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Katie W
25 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Jelswiss | Reviewed this property |
I don't know I was a tourist!
0
Votes
Katie W
25 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from goncalvs | Reviewed this property |
Hello according the site the chapel will be closed, the days of closure are below: 1st of January Easter Sunday 24 and 25 of December
1
Vote
Karina G
5 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from goncalvs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, until 5pm on winter time
1
Vote