Exterior of the Capela Dos Ossos, it is also known as Igreja de Carmo

Exterior of the Capela Dos Ossos, it is also known as Igreja de Carmo

This chapel is located at the Largo do Carmo - in this photo entry door to the left can be seen

This chapel is located at the Largo do Carmo - in this photo entry door to the left can be seen

Much of the gold was brought from Brazil in order to finance this church

Much of the gold was brought from Brazil in order to finance this church

Igreja de Carmo offers an insight into how Portugese had decorated their churches

Igreja de Carmo offers an insight into how Portugese had decorated their churches

This altar is one of the classical examples of that

This altar is one of the classical examples of that

I have seen often in many churches in Portugal and Spain that one of the religious figures is shown with the sword in his hand

I have seen often in many churches in Portugal and Spain that one of the religious figures is shown with the sword in his hand

This church is well decorated and it is very eye catching

This church is well decorated and it is very eye catching

Here Jesus is depicted how his body had looked like after taking down from the Cross

Here Jesus is depicted how his body had looked like after taking down from the Cross

A side door from the main church brings visitors to this small garden

A side door from the main church brings visitors to this small garden

In the past, this garden was used as a burial ground

In the past, this garden was used as a burial ground

These are the grave numbers which match with the records once remains were removed from the grounds

These are the grave numbers which match with the records once remains were removed from the grounds

Small entry door of the Capela Dos Ossos (Chapel of the Bones)

Small entry door of the Capela Dos Ossos (Chapel of the Bones)

Once walked inside the chapel, I was met with this site

Once walked inside the chapel, I was met with this site

At first I was little uneasy but then I started to feel comfortable inside this strangly decorated building

At first I was little uneasy but then I started to feel comfortable inside this strangly decorated building

This small chapel is lined with the bones of monks that were exhumed from Faro’s graves

This small chapel is lined with the bones of monks that were exhumed from Faro’s graves

An old church had existed here since 1719 but current church dates back to 1816

An old church had existed here since 1719 but current church dates back to 1816

The walls are constructed from femurs and mortar

The walls are constructed from femurs and mortar

A closer look at one of the walls of the chapel

A closer look at one of the walls of the chapel

One of the reasons why bones were used in this chapel is that to show that life is temporary in this world and these bones are evidence of that

One of the reasons why bones were used in this chapel is that to show that life is temporary in this world and these bones are evidence of that

The bones in this ossuary are the remains of 1,245 monks whose bones were displaced when the ossuary was built

The bones in this ossuary are the remains of 1,245 monks whose bones were displaced when the ossuary was built

In the past, many countries would dig up the remains and then display them (normally after 8-10 years of burial)

In the past, many countries would dig up the remains and then display them (normally after 8-10 years of burial)

The floor of the chapel is filled with the graves or grave make the floor of the chapel

The floor of the chapel is filled with the graves or grave make the floor of the chapel

These stones could be from one of those 1245 monks whose bones are displayed here

These stones could be from one of those 1245 monks whose bones are displayed here