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Capela dos Ossos, Alcantarilha

#41 of 72 in Sightseeing in Faro District
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  • Fascinating site. It was a very quiet town and we were glad to have found this. We had missed a chapel of bones in Evora, Portugal on our prior visit to Portugal. The good news about this one it, that...  more »
  • The bone chapel is easy to find as you will see the main church dominating the skyline from the EN125. the village narrows to one car wide and it is easy to find a place to park in the village. The ch...  more »
  • Really interesting to see all the bones well worth a visit as is the church, really quite quaint. The whole of Alcantarilha is worth a visit, come visit.  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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