Chapel of Bones, Portugal, Evora -a little dark tourism-

by Ada@

EN: What you will think if in this post I tried a new type of story about travel. Is dark, creepy, weird, mind thinking and maybe scary? A chapel of bones, quite odd, but with a history behind that maybe will change the way you see the things at first sight.

Did you think places like this exits? Yes, there are and also you can found it in many countries : Poland, Malta,Italy, Prague etc. I have to admit this is one of my creepiest places that I visit so far. This small chapel is giving me goosebumps even now!

Ro: Ce credeti daca in acest post incerc o altfel de poveste despre calatorit. Este mai sumbra, mai ciudata, mai stranie, te pune pe ganduri si poate un pic infricosatoare? O capela din oase, destul de neobisnuit, dar cu o istorie in spate care poate te face sa te razgandesti in felul in care vezi lucrurile la prima vedere.

Stiai ca altfel de locuri exista? Da, ele exista si le poti gasi in multe tari ca: Polonia, Malta, Italia, Praga etc. Trebuie sa recunosc ca acesta este unu dintre locurile cele mai strani in care am fost pana acum. Acesta mica capela imi creaza si acum piele de gaina!

EN: “Capela dos Ossos” in Portugal language or Chapel of Bones is located in Sao Francisco Church in Evora and is one popular monument. This article is quite different from what I usually write but I challenge you to have enough courage to visit it!

RO: ” Capela din oase” este localizata in biserica Sfantului Francisco in Evora si este unul dintre cele mai populare monumente. Acest articol este un pic diferit fata de cele pe care le scriu deobicei dar te provoc sa ai curajul sa o vizitezi!

by Ada@

EN: Her history goes back to the 16th century, when is said that in Evora region were around 42 cemeteries and that was I quite inconvenient form some people who desired another scope for the land. Also, there are stories that are saying because of no space people were forced to exhumed people to bury others, so the Franciscan monks came with this “bizarre” idea. The propose and the goal for this chapel wasn’t to scare people but were to resolve the problem of space and to remember the people the idea of the temporality of the material world.

RO: Istoria ei incepe in secolul 16, cand se spune ca in regiunea Evorei erau in jur de 42 de cimitire si acest fapt era un pic deranjat pentru anumiti oameni ce isi doreau altceva de la acea bucata de pamant. De asemenea, sunt povesti care sustin ca din cauza lipsei de spatiu oamenii erau fortati sa isi dezgroabe mortii ca sa poata ingropa altii. Calugarii Franciscani au venit cu aceasta “bizara” idee. Scopul si ideea acestei capele nu era ca sa sperie oamenii ci sa rezolve problema spatiului si sa le reaminteasca oamenilor ideea de temporalitate a lumii materiale.

EN: You are welcomed with a strong phrase that it explain what you will expect to see inside: ” Nos ossos que aqui estamos, pelos vossos esperamos” which can be translate: ” We bones, that here stay, wait for yours” extremely explicit and with such powerful meaning!

RO: Esti primit cu o fraza dura care iti explica exact ce te astepti sa vezi inautru : ” Nos ossos que aqui estamos, pelos vossos esperamos” care poate fi tradus:” Noi suntem oase, care stau aici, le asteptam pe ale tale” destul de explictit si cun un inteles profund!

EN: It is approximated that are over 5.000 death bodies that “decorated” the walls with their bones, skulls and even 2 full bodies that are hanging from the wall. A strong image, isn’t it?

RO: Se aproximeaza ca sunt in jur de 5.000 de oameni decedati care “decoreaza” peretii caapelei cu oasele, craniile lor si chiar sunt expuse atarnad de perete 2 corpuri intregi. O imagine dura, nu-i asa?

EN: So what do you think, you will be brave enough to visit this?

RO: Ce crezi, esti suficient de curajos sa o vizitezi?

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