The Chapel of Bones is inserted in the San Francisco Church and is one of the best-known places in this Alentejo town.
Franciscan friars who wanted to convey the message of transition between life and death built the chapel in the 17th century.
So, get ready to face walls and pillars completely covered with human skulls and bones. There’s rows and rows of skulls, about 5,000 in total, from numerous graves scattered in local churches and cemeteries.
How to visit the Chapel of Bones
To visit the Chapel of Bones you’ll have to pay a 3€ ticket, but you’ll also have access to the museum.
Be sure to visit the Church of San Francisco, which entrance is free. When I was there, the temple was partially closed for conservation and restoration works, but now its entirety open to the public.
And since you’re in Évora, set out to explore the city, its historic center and its gastronomy.
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