Chapel of Bones - Capela dos Ossos

If you are planning a visit to nearby Alcantarilha - you should take the opportunity to visit the Chapel of Bones which ajoins the church.

The entire interior of the chapel is lined with the bones of over 1000 former parishioners.
Disturbingly, when the local cemetery became too full, these bones were dug up and used to decorate the chapel . .

It is one of three Chapels of Bones (Capela dos Ossos) in Portugal, There is one in Évora, Alentejo and the third is in Faro.

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