Capela dos Ossos - Campo Maior, Portalegre, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulohercules
N 39° 00.754 W 007° 04.191
29S E 667112 N 4319943
Quick Description: [PT] Anexada à Igreja Matriz de Campo Maior é a segunda maior capela de ossos em Portugal. [EN] Annexed to the Campo Maior Main Church, this is the second largest bone chapel in Portugal.
Location: Portalegre, Portugal
Date Posted: 1/16/2014 9:16:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMJYCX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 10

Long Description:
[PT] Construída em 1766 a Capela dos Ossos está anexada à Igreja Matriz de Campo Maior.
A decoração interior contempla ossadas humanas, uma homenagem às vítimas da tragédia de 1732, quando um raio caiu na torre do castelo que servia de paiol, dizimando grande parte da população desta vila.
Numa das paredes está escrita a frase: "Nós ossos que aqui estamos, pelos vossos esperamos".

[EN] Built in 1766 the Chapel of Bones is annexed to the Campo Maior Main Church.
The Chapel’s interior is totally covered with human bones, a tribute to the victims of the tragedy of 1732, when lightning struck the tower of the castle that served as a gunpowder storehouse, killing most of the population of this village.
On one of the walls is written the phrase: "We bones that are here, by yours we are waiting".
Active: yes

Accessible: yes

Admission fee: Free

Web documentation: [Web Link]

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