Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Évora Cathedral and the Igreja de São Francisco

This Romano-Gothic cathedral was built in the 12th century; it has three naves and is the most capacious interior in Portugal, where it mixes Manueline and Baroque styling.

A few Apostles at the entrance doorway:

Nice rainspout, eh?

The Igreja de São Francisco, built between 1475 and the 1550s, is best known for its chapel festooned with the human bones of over 5,000 monks

The Chapel of Bones is a 17th-century extension of the Chapter House of the Convent of São Francisco. Above the entrance is the inscription, 'We Bones Here, For Yours Await.'

The ceiling was decorated in 1810 with symbols, allegories and Holy Scripture quotations.

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