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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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Usa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My friends and I took a tour which took us to the Bone Church, then on to more sites in Kutna Hora. One of the girls in our group was REALLY excited to see this, so we had very high expectations. This was our first stop and it was definitely strange. There are so so so many bones and the... More

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Sturgis, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Skip the paid tour to see the bone chapel, it is not worth it because you can do it yourself. We took a 45 min train ride out of Prague to the bone chapel and walked 10 minutes to get to the church. Make sure you get there early because we did and had the place to ourselves to look... More

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Jacks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The ossuary is pretty small, but that being said, it was pretty interesting, and I'm glad I got to see for the little time I did. HOWEVER, go ONLY if you have the time to arrange getting there yourself. Do not take a tour from Prague! Some of the other reviews here have good tips on how to get there... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you go to Kutna Hora, this display of bones is definitely worth visiting. Macabre? yes. Whacky? yes. While you're there, visit the rest of the beautiful old town as well. It's an easy day trip from Prague by train, coach or car.

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