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Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) in Faro, Portugal - May 2012

www.lonelyplanet.com/portugal/the-algarve/faro/sights/arc...

  

A more ghoulish attraction lies behind the church. The 19th-century Capela dos Ossos was built from the bones and skulls of over 1000 monks as a blackly reverent reminder of earthly impermanence, and the ultimate in recycling. There’s a similar chapel at Évora.

 

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Taken on February 17, 2012