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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Going to Evora from Lisbon is only 1 1/2 hrs. However, make sure that it does not fall on a Sunday because there is no public transport and you will be taking a taxi from the bus station to the city center.

Thank Belinda E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was amazing to see the amount of work that went into building this Chapel of Bones. Reasonable entrance fee. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank Bdcz
Reviewed 5 days ago

Who knew there were so many bones in one place. The rooms were top to bottom bones arranged in artistic presentation - bit still human bones.

Thank JTL07825
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I just visited this chapel after while staying in Evora for the night. It was very interesting and worth seeing if you’re in the area. You only need to spend about 10 minutes there as there is only one room.

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dead await us all. Incredible place. Part of a ticket to the church and tower. The organ upstairs is worth a look too.

Thank RaphaelDingli
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. Passing by Evora and not visiting this unique chapel is crazy. It is an amazing creation and a must-see. Sometimes it is too crowded so wait a bit until the bus is out and give it a closer look. Art with bones, not to...More

Thank D_vid13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, creepy but cool. Almost think it is not real, skulls are too small, may be kids, at the end, sign says waiting for yours

Thank stevepencz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth going if you've always wanted to go to one of the ossuaries. It has a lot of them - see photos. There are also some other items in the museum - they in good condition, but not of broad significance.

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place!!! A little macabre perhaps and it makes you wonder about the monks who set it all up. Life is ephemeral, only the sole is eternal. It's been on my bucket list ("1001 Historical Sites You Must Visit Before You Die") for some time....More

Thank Wakhoworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a day's visit to Evora, this was by far the most popular site. There was a line to get tickets and the site itself was crowded. I guess I am less impressed by ossuaries than most people. From a distance, the walls could have...More

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