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Address: Largo 10 Maio, Evora, Portugal
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+351 266 704 521
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The walls and pillars of the chapel, built in the century. XVII, are lined...

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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Very Cool Historic Site

This is a must stop when you go to Evora. It was built in the 17th century and it is an extension of the convent of Sao Francisco. It's filled and constructed with thousand of... read more

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must stop when you go to Evora. It was built in the 17th century and it is an extension of the convent of Sao Francisco. It's filled and constructed with thousand of bones and skulls. The church is very pretty as well. It's a great way to see old architecture and learn history. Kids are allowed.

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Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is worth going to see if you are in Evora. Somewhat ghoulish, but it is worth the insight into the Medieval religious mindset. Don't go to Evora specially to see this, but do go if you are in the city, or nearby.

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Lagos, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A sobering and unique hall filled with bones and skulls of former citizens of Evora. Like it says above the door 'We are waiting for your bones. Of even more interest to me was on the second floor of the attached museum, (included in the ticket) which is a fantastic collection of nativity scene models, from all over the world,... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting building materials.... but fantastic in an odd way. Skull and bones all over the place. Worth seeing.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Strange small church with human bones and skeleton in the walls. Nice to see for curiosity but a bit scaring

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole chapel is covered in human bones dug up from the city's cemetery to create more space. Like nothing I have seen before

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have seen the Catacombs in Paris so we were not surprised to see the chapel but it still is unnerving to say the least. It is hard to understand why they would use the bones to "decorate" the chapel but it seemed to be saying, based on the writing above the door, that this is what we all become... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit weird but worth a visit. The walls of the chapel are embedded with human bones. I also pop into the church next door.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An unusual place to visit. Quite fancy for a place decorated with bones, especially if you have visited other catacombs. Be sure to spend time in the church as well, since it is spectacular, opulent and grand.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

If you're in Évora, this should be the second thing on your list after the temple. A bit eerie, but it's exactly what it promises.

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