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Address: Largo 10 Maio, Evora, Portugal
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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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A little bit macabre but a must see. Well worth a visit a be amazed how the bones are displayed below ground.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A little bit macabre but a must see. Well worth a visit a be amazed how the bones are displayed below ground.

Thank Michael M
Fort Worth, Texas
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Be sure to read the signs about why this was created. It is gruesome, I guess, but very interesting. I found it very thought provoking.

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This was very unique to see, a bit creepy but very cool. We also saw the exhibit of managers which was huge and very interesting.

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Richmond, Virginia
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What magnificence made with bones. At times creepy....but once that wears off....it all comes together....not to be missed!

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Bordeaux, France
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This was an Amazing crypt. Worth a visit. Just a way it was done, really gets you thinking of times past.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't count the numbers of bones and skulls in this place. It has to be seen to be believed. Apparently, the monks of that time thought people were getting to be a bit too uppity and arrogant. So they thought they's put them in their places by amassing this large collection of bones to show them where they would... More 

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing chapel. Was told why it was done but still an unbelievable sight to see. To see the walls lined with skulls, knee caps, leg bones fingers etc is just amzing.

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Portland, Oregon
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While that's what gets all of the attention, I enjoyed more the other 2 exhibits that the ticket included: O Nucleo Museologico and O colleccao da Silva. Both were well designed and informative exhibits in beautiful spaces. The first was a variety of religious artifacts and the second was a collection of nativity scenes as interpreted by people from different... More 

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The juxtaposition of floral decoration on the ceiling with skulls as an accent was more odd to me than the walls made completely of bones!

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Seregno, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

small chapel completely covered with human bones, the price of the ticket includes the museum upstairs, worth a visit if you haven't seen anything like this before

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