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Chapel of Bones

Praça 1º de Maio 4, 7000-650 Évora, Portugal
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Discover Bones at the Capela dos Ossos Evora  Portugal

Discover Bones at the Capela dos Ossos

Just around the corner from the front of St. Francis church is the unassuming entrance to Capela dos Ossos, aka the Chapel of Bones. The temperature dips slightly as you walk down the stone hallway and a smell similar to rain on dry earth welcomes you in the room. You can't help feel the morbidity as the greeting on the wall states "we bones, lying here, for yours we wait". It's a surreal experience to see the remains of bodies dug up from the town graves in the 17th century used to create a place of worship and reflection.