Gallery: 6 Creepy Churches Made of Bones

Located in the walled medieval city of Evora, Portugal, the Capela dos Ossos is a 16th century Franciscan chapel lined with skulls and bones that stretch over the interior groin vaulting and all over the walls. Unlike the decorative bones of the other chapels, two full corpses hang from chains, left in their entirety- one of a man and one of a child, with “Better is the day of death then the day of birth” written near them on the ceiling.
+ Capela dos Ossos
The intricate décor of bone churches was a way for churches to make use of excess bones, leaving a haunting reminder of mortality.

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