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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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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

while choosing the tour to prague i looked for tour with visiting kutna hora, but unfortunatly they all have been already sold. it was absolutely must see for me, so we decided to go to kutna hora by train. at the day when the rest of our group went to vienna (for 40 euro for person) my husband and i... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

For anyone staying in Prague for a few days, this is a highlight. So different from art you generally see in museums. It sounds creepy, but it is remarkable, the feeling of the amount of stories the bones tell you. I just hope they will renovate it soon, because it looks like it can fall apart any moment.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip to the Czech Republic. The Ossuary at the Chapel of All Saints in Kutna Hora was an amazing place. Imagine a church decorated by the bones of over 40,000 people. The bone chandeliers were like no lighting fixture I have ever seen. The chapel was built in the 14th Century as... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is the type of magical and unique location where you will learn that death had several faces and layers of untold truth back in the day. You will leave this place with either a sensation of: surprise, pain in the soul or frozen emotions but nonetheless with the renovated knowledge of the facts that affected these folks hanging from... More

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It is definately worth of travelling 2 hours by train from Prague. It alone is worth of seeing and in Kutná Hora center there is a lot to see too.The bonechurch is something you probably won't see anywhere else in the world and it is much more impressive than the Unesco world heritadge sights in the area.Inside it lookes like... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Among the most unique places one can possible visit,if you ever thought of a church decorated with bones than this is it,amazing,little scary and beautiful,a must for anyone in Kutna Hora

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

From the outside the church doesn't look that special, but for those who love to visit graveyards, there are some interesting graves so better take a look around the church too. But when you enter, you see a place that's uncomparable to any other place. Much smaller then I expected it to be, but still very impressive. It's no place... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

An unusual small church - the interior is filled with monuments put together with bones from the neighboring graves.

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We took the train from Prague to Kutna Hora, which by itself was a lot of fun. The train was comfortable and a great way to see the countryside. We enjoyed the Ossuary, and the detail of the bone chandeliers was nice. I wish we would have had more time to explore the town itself, but we had to get... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A bit of a let down, but that being said we're glad we did it. The drive from Prague was monotonous if we had more time I would of taken the train. It's your call glad we did it but to me not worth all the hype.

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