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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 yesterday

We had to come to this chapel as, if nothing else, it makes you inquisitive after reading about it. We felt it was all a bit weird really, but different, so worth a visit.

Thank ToffeeCambs
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Capela dos Ossos with our two sons (age 8 and 10). To be honest, they didn't appreciate this holy place as we did (they prefer to play around) but in the end we all enjoyed our stay. It's a nice place to be....More

Thank JorisvanderWaart
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Arrived in the late afternoon in Evora, this was my must see. Did not disappoint, very interesting display of wall to wall human bones. Most of the sites close early so plan your visits well.

Thank DonnaC1961
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a place that was "decorated" by monks in the early 17th century with the skeletal remains of some 5,000 people. It had been a cafeteria for the monastery, but the "re-decoration" converted it into a meditation room. The Portuguese saying above the entry...More

Thank SMLBill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People Cole out quite calm from this Chapel. The inscription on thé lintel days "we Bones are expecting you" Worth a visit with the adjacent Franciscan church full of gold from exploration Times.

Thank Pascale R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can say I was lucky as just a few minutes after I entered the chapel, all tourists walked out of it and I remained alone. It was so quiet and I had the chance to feel the atmosphere of the place. Felt uncomfortable after...More

Thank JollyR_HK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had always wanted to visit this chapel after seeing a smaller one in Faro. It did not disappoint. It's incredible to think that those are all human bones. I would definitely recommend visiting

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing how they did that with people's bones. It is a mystical small place. There was 2 dead guys sleeping around very cute.

Thank Jóni S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were curious about this place when we saw that I was feeling sad since the bones came from those who died during invasion of evora. This place also have mummy of an adult and child

Thank Shekhar B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Puts life in perspective. Nothing scary here, but sobering in appreciating the temporary time we have here.

Thank George N
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Katie W
26 March 2017|
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Response from Jelswiss | Reviewed this property |
I don't know I was a tourist!
Katie W
26 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
6 March 2017|
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Response from goncalvs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, until 5pm on winter time