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Capela dos Ossos

Largo 10 Maio, Evora, 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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Largo 10 Maio, Evora, Portugal
+351 266 704 521
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Reviewed 3 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 3 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 5 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the reasons we decided to stay overnight was to see this. It's a minimal cost and worth the visit if it's not too creepy for you. I'm glad we went.

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Katie W
25 March 2017|
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Response from Jelswiss | Reviewed this property |
I don't know I was a tourist!
Katie W
25 March 2017|
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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
Karina G
5 March 2017|
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Response from goncalvs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, until 5pm on winter time