Faro and the Bone Chapel

by Lechele Mack January. 31, 2020 502 views

I found out about a chapel in Portugal that is made entirely of human bones. Actually there is more than one of these chapels. The one I found out about first is in Faro, the other that I learned of later is in Evora. Evora is closer to Lisbon, where I was staying, but Faro worked out really well because it is on the southern coast of Portugal and the weathe was incredible for my stay.

First, a couple of pictures at the marina.

Some pretty pictures of the old town in Faro, which is surrounded by a wall.

This was a very narrow passageway in the wall, we watched a small car make it through with very little space on each side.

This was a very narrow passageway in the wall, we watched a small car make it through with very little space on each side.

No idea what kind of bird this is. I saw several of them, and the nest was huge. If you have any ideas or thoughts, leave a comment!

A beautiful sunset.

Below is the church where the bone chapel is located. The bone chapel is in the walled garden behind the church. The inside of the church is very ornate.

Human Bones! It is a bit creepy.

A park in Faro where there are peacocks wandering around.

Thanks for checking out by blog! I hope you enjoyed it. Stay tuned for next weeks post with pictures from my trip to Madeira.

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Björn Roose 1 year, 3 months ago

The bird in #9 is a ciconia (white stork). You'll find them all over Europe, although you'll find them way less than some decennia ago. You'll find an interesting article on the bird on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_stork .

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Lechele Mack Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 3 months ago

Interesting info! Thanks!

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