By booking from our website

Best available price

Regional welcome drink

Chapel of Bones

“The Chapel of Bones was built in the XVII century under the initiative of three Franciscan monks aiming at transmitting the message of the fragility of human life.  Right at the entrance, this message is clearly transmitted to the visitor by a warning: “We bones that here are, for yours await". 

 The walls of the Chapel of Bones as well as the eight sustaining pillars are covered with bones and human skulls carefully displayed in grey cement. The domes are made of white plastered bricks covered with paintings symbolizing death.  Besides the old bones the Chapel is also decorated with religious statues and Renaissance and Baroque paintings.  

In the XVI century there were about forty two monastic cemeteries in the city, which occupied too much space. As a solution, the monks took the bones out of the ground and used them to build and “decorate” this chapel.  

About 5000 human skulls are estimated to be there.” 

Source: Site VisitÉ – Guia de Viagem  





Christmas Dinner, Companies and Families

Not sure where to make your company's or your family's Christmas dinner?
At M'AR of AR you can...

My Hotel Wedding Blog Article

Os casamentos M'AR De AR continuam a ser destacados, sinal da qualidade e satisfação dos nossos...


The Wine Route

If you are lucky enough as to visit the Cartuxa oenotourism, you can enjoy the unique atmosphere and history of...

The Castles Route

Walking Tours Many cities and villages in the Alentejo have unique stories that we are eager to tell you in a...

Points of Interest

Public Garden (Fake Ruins)

Here we can find several monuments of cultural interest, such as the remains of the Medieval City Wall (XIV...

Museum of the Cadaval Palace and S. João Evangelista Church

The Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval  (XIV century) stands partially on the City...


Receive exclusive promotional campaigns in your email.