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... never finished. Flanking the entrance are 14th century sculptured Apostles. There is sculpture of a pregnant Mary. It was sculpted out of marble and then painted. It removed from the chapel at the beginning of the 1500s by papal degree barring images of pregnant Mary.
The cathedral Sao Francisco has a very unique chapel called Chapela dos Ossos. This gruesome chapel of the bones was created in the 17th century from the remains of 5,000 monks. Two leathery ...
... Portugal from the very beginning in 1143. They ruled Portugal as Kings for 270 years. There all kinds of stories about this family. The 3rd Duke Fernando was executed in 1483 by his cousin, Joao II, who feared his power. There were several Dukes that were considered unstable.
Well enough of history. The palace is beautiful. It is full of art of all kinds - paintings, tapestries, sculptures, etc. The walls were covered with silk. The furniture is ornate. There is marble ...
... get to the 16th century Chapel of Bones which contains the bones of 5000 people.
The chapel is a large rectangular room with dim golden mood lighting. The surfaces of all walls are the knobby ends of patella and skulls. Pillars are adorned with laterally stacked thigh bones. Two skeletons suspended creepily. A Franciscan Monk supposedly built this as a meditation chamber and as a reminder of the human ...
... was dammed in 2002’s near the town of Alqueva creating a sprawling reservoir behind a hydroelectric power plant..
The project covered a village named Luz, who's residents were relocated above the flood water. They spent millions building a new museum on the water’s edge to house artifacts saved from the town. The new Luz seemed ghost-townish with small new homes in neat little rows. We picnicked near the lake by ...
... together and used them to build the Chapel!! Over the door it says, 'We bones here are waiting for your bones'. It is a really weird place and definitely not for the faint hearted!
Out in the sunshine once more we climbed up to the main square with shops ,cafes etc and then on up to the Cathedral ...
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