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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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Largo 10 Maio, Evora 7000-650, Portugal
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"human bones"
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"small chapel"
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"bone chapel"
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"kutna hora"
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"franciscan monks"
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"worth a visit"
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"take pictures"
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"unique experience"
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"interesting place"
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"entrance fee"
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"next door"
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"cheesy"
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"skull"
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"walls"
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"death"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visit in family (10€ for the whole family: 2 adults and 3 kids). The 5, 10 and 13 years old kids were not afraid but I assume can be the case

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Capela dos Ossos does not disappoint! It was exactly what we expected to see and was even a little bit bigger from what we imagined when reading the reviews. Apparently they have adjusted the entrance fee from what we can read in earlier reviews -...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church next to the chapel is hideously redone, but that for another review... I think you can skip this place. Yes it has a lot of bones (which many tourists don't recognizable as human beings, since they pose, flash and talk loudly in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the entrance you see a writen sign in portuguese, it means "We, the bones that are here, are waiting for yours". The building is rustic but made with love and art. Is a must see place in your life time, before your bones are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super creepy and cool. While we enjoyed the spookiness of a chapel made with bones, we also really appreciated the other displays in the church. Especially interesting was the display of the nativity collections on the second floor...little odd but interesting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the famous sights of town - even if it is a little gruesome, make the effort to see this chapel.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you find yourself in Evora do not miss a visit to the “Chapel of the Bones”. It is definitely out of the ordinary.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a seasoned traveler but this was my first ossuary. I was impressed. All bones and skulls are neatly arranged from floor to ceiling. I didnt find it creepy at all. Rather small place. Read about the reasons behind it before you go.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly a different look from other places we’ve been to. Human creativity at work. Very interesting to see in person.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told that this place was interesting because parts of it were built with human bones. Sounds kind of cool. Not so much. Creepy, actually. Skip this for some shopping. Bone up on other attractions to fill your time before you go.

Thank Russell W
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James W
27 June 2018|
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Response from LexaNavi | Reviewed this property |
Within the town. Few blocks off town center. Worth trying to see if you get chance. Closes promptly at 5 pm
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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
14 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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