Saturday, September 14, 2019

The Chapel of the Bones in Portugal

By Seif Kamel
   The Chapel of the Bones is one of the most distinctive historical site in
Portugal, and perhaps the whole world. Situated in the city of Evora, the
chapel is rather small in its size. However, many travel packages to
Portugal include a visit to this matchless chapel.
   The most unique feature of the Chapel of the Bones is it all, from the
inside, designed and made out of human bones! Established around the
16 th century, the chapels materialize the concept of the various
transitions of life. This is why it is all created by different types of bones
and skulls.
   The surface area of the Chapel of the Bones is around 200 Sqm. Another
amazing feature is that the source of light for the chapel comes from
small openings in three different places around it. It is said that more
than 5000 skeletons were used to create such exceptional place.
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