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Ossuary / Kostnice (Bone Church)

Sedlec, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Kutna Hora
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I can imagine how this would not be to everybody's taste, but I found it a fascinating. Firstly, expect crowds - we went out of season and the road was lined with coaches, and the sole lady at the ticket desk just inside the ossuary doors must be one of the busiest workers in Kutna Hora. It cost 90Kc for... More

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Sedlec Ossuary, known as the "bone church" is a unique experience! Only about an hour outside of Prague, this is a worth side-trip for anybody with some time. The church itself is small and can be seen in minutes, but you may want to spend longer appreciating the details! There's a chandelier with at least one of every bone... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

If you're making the trek our to kutna hora, then a visit to the ossuary must be on the cards. It's a surreal experience when you get inside -all these bones piled into pyramids, a bone chandelier, amongst other things. Certainly makes your realise that death is the great leveller - a bone is a bone is a bone, no... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We visited the village of Sedlec, as part of a trip to Kutna Hora. In Sedlec we visited the Bone Ossuary which is quite amazing. Consisting of 40,000 bones apparently formed into sculptures and shapes of varying complexity. It is quite a humbling place to visit and is located in the lower part of the Church of All Saints and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

An interesting church and ossuary which is well worth a visit. The creative décor is fascinating, and the chandelier, which contains at least one of each bone in the human body, is a work of art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a very unusual and interesting church. We were there in December it was very cold but I still enjoy my visit. The church is small and it was all decorated with human skulls, personally I found it interesting, it reminds me to "seize the moment, enjoy life while I can" cause someday when I am gone, I will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

This place does not disappoint. The church contains the remains of 40,000 people beautifully arranged around the interior. Pictures are allowed and I suggest you take many.:) Do not miss if you are visiting Prague. About an hours drive outside the city. Organized tours can be taken from Old Town Square.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is one of the more unusual churches i have ever been. Its a small church and it doesn't take too much time to go through it, but still is totally worth it! The church looks pretty normal from outside but once you go inside you can see thousands of human bones decorating the place, even a bone chandelier.

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Umeå, Sverige
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is not a very big church, but it is well worth a visit! They have decorated the whole church with bones from deceased parishoners. There are 4 big piles of bones in each of the corners, a big chandelier made from all the bones in the human body and so on. Be sure to take a guided tour or... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I was studying in Prague for a month when a friend told me about the famous "Bone Church". I decided to check it out because of the pictures I found on the Internet. I must say, is not worth it to a take tour, you can easily reach it by train and is cheaper this way. You arrived to a... More

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