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Capela dos Ossos

Largo 10 Maio, Evora 7000-650, Portugal
+351 266 704 521
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Largo 10 Maio, Evora 7000-650, Portugal
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"bone chapel"
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"worth a visit"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove to Évora to see the Capela dos Ossos. We know of other bone chapels, this is the first we’ve seen. Although it is unique, I don’t need to see another. The chapel is in a church that was restored in 2014 - 15....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting Chapel with bones everywhere. Very different than anything I've ever seen. Must see.

Thank Elizabeth R
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

To visit this place, you will see at close proximity the mortal remains of approximately 5000 persons. This is within the structure of a Catholic Church, and aside from the photographer who requests to take your photo upon entry (something more appropriate at a county...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Capela dos Ossos was an interesting experience & despite all the bones & sculls, not really creepy. Take the time to read the poetry, etc. on display & to understand what the meaning behind it is. All in all, a worthwhile pit-stop in Évora.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid our ticket to the bone chapel and museum. The bone chapel, was pretty interesting and weirdly pretty. The skulls around the ceiling particularly vivid. The rest of the museum...unless you absolutely LOVE many nativity collections or a random religious statue in pretty blasé...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This chapel is interesting to view if you are in town and not squeamish about such things. You do have to pay an admission fee. This gets you into a small museum and the chapel. My advice- skip the museum and just go into the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to see it to invoke the meaning of the message that it gives off! Each person can take away a different experience.

Thank cbs10582018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was restored perfectly. We’ve seen a multitude of Chapel and churches and this one worth the extra mile. The Cathedral next door is a must see too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly a unique experience- hard to articulate the thought process it evokes but definitely should not be missed

Thank LexaNavi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an interesting site but maybe seeing the pictures before hand was good enough. Since we were there we felt like we needed to go in.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
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jacknjilltown
4 April 2018|
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Response from MeredithFlorida | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are sold at the door. It is a small town with cute shops and restaurants. Go off the main plaza and you will find good food. Look for the remains of the Roman Aqueduct as well.
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lindaphk
13 March 2018|
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Response from Christina S | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry but I was there in June and didn’t need to line up, but I’m sure you can buy the tickets in adwance!
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Katie W
25 March 2017|
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I don't know I was a tourist!
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