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Ossuary / Kostnice (Bone Church)

Sedlec, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Kutna Hora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Kutna Hora  is a beautiful medieval central European land of kings kind of place.  The silver that was mined here gave rise to one of the most... more »
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São Paulo
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very small church, but very impressive. The visit is very short, so plan to walk around the town after it. We got a tour van from the main square in Prague to Kutna Hora and wasn´t disapointed, The city is very nice they also have a very interesting mint museum.

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muzzle32
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Pictures really can't do this place justice. It really instills a sense of awe, not to mention how it drives home the saying "memento mori". A must-see if you're in Prague, as it's such a unique experience.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Ossuary is hands down one of the most amazing sights you will ever see. My husband and I took a trip to Europe this past April and specifically went to the Czech Republic to visit the Ossuary. I wish I could put into writing how awe inspiring the morbid and unique artwork is contained in the Ossuary. Just go.....

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It is hard to describe the feeling in this church. On one hand, it inspires respect, silence and the desire to pray for all the souls whose bones adorn the church. On the other hand, the church is absolutely beautiful and unique. This is a must see if you travel to Kutna Hora. I took a tour that also included... More

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Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Only limited numbers of churches mainly show bones as their topic in the world. Ossuary is one of them. The church is not big. We saw four bone pyramids although there may be six based on the introduction shown in the church. It will be a unique experience for you. If you take train from Prague, you can get schedule... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

No better way to describe this than "one of a kind". There is a weird sense of eerie beauty to this "church" - the bone decorations are just unique. I found myself spending over an hour just standing there looking, taking it all in, and taking photographs (a lot of time waiting for the small number of people to clear... More

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North Hollywood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is about an hour outside of Prague by train. We decided to take the tour which also included St. Barbara Cathedral and a good traditional lunch. Well worth the money and trip. Long day but so beautiful!! Highly recommend.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited here on the train from Prague. Dont pay for a trip, just get the train from Prague , it cost us 327ck for two people return (thats just over £10.) Journey takes about an hour, and its a ten minute walk from the station. There is a restaurant just next door which offers good , cheap food,you can buy... More

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I lived in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic for a period of two months in 2013, we visited the one Church and were very impressed by it. This place its a church with many human bones inside, different displays, creepy to many, cool to others. There is a history to it, you can take many pictures (they ask... More

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited in January 2013, on a guided day trip from Prague. Hearing the history of the church, and the region was eye-opening, the displays are eerie yet jaw dropping. Would strongly recommend visiting the church, and if you can, get a guided tour of the entire village.

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