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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Largo 10 Maio, Evora, Portugal
+351 266 704 521
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is really strange. I know some very religious people were trying to make a statement when they wallpapered the chapel with the bones of thousands of dead people, but I do wonder what they were smoking.

Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but worth the visit of your are in Evora. This place is different from anything I have seen, it is interesting and bizarre.

Thank timinha
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a unique sight, one that you must not miss when you visit Evora. It is enclosed within a museum though and you will have to pay to visit it, although it still is concidered a church (that is against UNESCO's guidelines).

Thank e-gnacio
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to a few bone churches in my time. This church will be super creepy if you haven't been to one, but if you've been to the catacombs of Paris, it won't be that creepy. Still worth checking out. Easy to get to,...More

Thank Chandra G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is big and beautiful but the Bone Chapel was quite disappointing. Small and weird lightning.

Thank MickMK81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit Évora, you just cannot leave without entering the Capela dos Ossos. It's a unique sanctuary in Portugal with a somewhat creeping look, but also a place to let go some fears and prejudices. The visit itself leads you to a tour around...More

Thank João R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of bones erected to form walls of human bones. Thought-provoking. Unique. Bit batty, even for medieval Catholics

Thank JoeLalor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing chapel constructed solely with human bones. Awesome. To me it was really the number 1 place to visit in Evora. Evora offers many beautiful historic sites, all within easy walking distance from hotels.

Thank Wodan01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can argue about the idea of putting bones from more than 5k persons on the wall of a chapel in order to make you think about sooner or later we'll die. However visiting this place is a must stop if you pass close to...More

Thank mmthedwarf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Concerned I would catch a femur. Sunk my mandible into the experience despite trying to wrap my cranium around the concept. Goes well with ribs for lunch or dinner. Bring flowers for that special someone and propose 🤡 Jest aside, unique yet certainly bizarre experience....More

Thank bobcorson
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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