World’s Creepiest Attractions
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World’s Creepiest Attractions

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These macabre churches, catacombs, museums, and crime scenes will give even the bravest visitors the shivers.

Capela dos Ossos, Évora, Portugal

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From the outside, the Royal Church of St. Francis, located in the picturesque Portuguese town of Évora, seems like any other shrine to piety. But looks can be deceiving. Inside is the Capela dos Ossos, or the Chapel of Bones. Short on space to bury the dead, enterprising monks in the 16th century moved the remains of 5,000 corpses into a consecrated chapel—and, like medieval Martha Stewarts, decorated the space with their bones.

Truly Creepy: Two rotted corpses, of an unknown man and a young child, dangle precariously from nooses. —Donna Heiderstadt

World’s Creepiest Attractions

Capela dos Ossos, Évora, Portugal

From the outside, the Royal Church of St. Francis, located in the picturesque Portuguese town of Évora, seems like any other shrine to piety. But looks can be deceiving. Inside is the Capela dos Ossos, or the Chapel of Bones. Short on space to bury the dead, enterprising monks in the 16th century moved the remains of 5,000 corpses into a consecrated chapel—and, like medieval Martha Stewarts, decorated the space with their bones.

Truly Creepy: Two rotted corpses, of an unknown man and a young child, dangle precariously from nooses. —Donna Heiderstadt

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