|building = chapel
|Building built as chapel
|Rendering in OSM Carto
|Used on these elements
|Status: de facto
|Tools for this tag
A chapel is a religious building, often pretty small. One can enter in it to pray or meditate.
A chapel building is different from a wayside shrine in that it is possible to enter it, as it typically has a proper roof and either a door or a doorway without door. It's different from a church in that it is usually much smaller and there's typically usually only room for one person (or maybe a small group). A chapel typically has no specific clergy attached and no permanent residents.
How to map
Tag it with building=chapel.
A chapel is often part of a larger entity, such as a church, monastery but also non-religious entities such as schools, airports... In this case where it is not a separate building, it should not be mapped as a separate building, but amenity=place_of_worship can and should be mapped.
Tags to use in combination
- name=* – The primary name: in general, the most prominent signposted name or the most common name in the local language(s)
- amenity=place_of_worship – A place where religious services are conducted
- religion=christian – Classify a religious feature (e.g. church) as Christian
- denomination=* – Defines the subspecies of a specific religion
- building=church – A building that was built as a church
- historic=wayside_shrine – (if it is not possible to enter.) A shrine often showing a religious depiction. Tag is used also for modern shrines