Capela dos Ossos, Alcantarilha

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  • This small chapel, found by accident (there are others in Portugal) is fully lined with skulls and human bones. Only exception is a cross.
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  • On the side of the church, almost hidden away! the chapel is behind an iron grille but it is easy to take pictures. It is tiny and there is a plaque explaining the provenance of the bones and skulls. ...  more »
  • and quite unique i never seen that before it s not scary at all it s just special, local culture it s on the way to Silves city worth it to stop!  more »
  • Interesting and fascinating attraction
  • It is a small chapel made of human bones. You have to see it.
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  • Impressive Chapel filled with bones. It is very small
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  • The Capela dos Ossos de Alcantarilha lies attached on the South side of the Church from the 16th century, in the historic centre of the beautiful village of Alcantarilha, Algarve region, is property of municipal value. The chapel of bones dating back to the 16th century, too, in the same stylistic line of other chapels of the genus in the country, as in Évora, Faro and Lagos. The interior is practically all your coated and ornamented for more than 1500 human bones (probably from an old cemetery) with the exception of the figure of the crucified Christ sculpture dating from the 16TH century (probably from an old altar of the Church). There are also those who say, although without any reliable evidence, that these bones are Jesuit friars who perished by the region.
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  • If you're in faro is worth knowing
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