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Address: Sedlec, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 326 551 049
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Sedlec ossuary, a small chapel located in the graveyard of the Church of...
Sedlec ossuary, a small chapel located in the graveyard of the Church of All Saints, is decorated with the bones of more than 40,000 people.
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Creepy but fascinating place...

I've always wanted go to visit this famous "bone church" close to Prague. So on the end of February I fullfilled my goald. The place is quite close to Prague (around 45 min by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I've always wanted go to visit this famous "bone church" close to Prague. So on the end of February I fullfilled my goald. The place is quite close to Prague (around 45 min by train), then you have to choiche, if reach the place with a bus or with another small train that will leave you close to the Cathedral.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Our tour started with Premiant in Prague. The bus had 2 groups, English and Spanish. The English speaking guide, James (American), was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and came across excellently. James and the Spanish guide took it in turns on the bus with their commentary and made the journey enjoyable - as did the racing car driver who was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit. Like other reviewers have said, photos don't do it justice. Its much smaller than expected but nevertheless an incredible memorial to 40,000 people. I did note however that there were a few tourists taking photos with the bones with huge smiles on their faces, now this is just my personal opinion but I do feel as... More 

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Highland Village, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This small basement chapel under the Cemetery Church of All Saints is very creepy but wonderful. There are around 40,000 bones stacked in 4 huge pyramids and decorated around the chapel in a huge chandelier and a coat of arms. A must see, but you don't need a lot of time because it's very small.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The bone church is in Sedlec which is really on the edge of Kutna Hora. I walked from Kutna Hora main station (hlavni nadrazi) and it took about 20 minutes. The main train from Prague arrives at this station and you need to get off and either walk to the bone church or get the small local connecting train which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You can see pretty much every angle of this ossuary on trip advisor photos, but the pictures somehow don't do it justice. It's not very large, and I think some people get the impression that it is vast, it's basically one large room broken up into 4 cages areas with bone pyramids and you walk in the + shape between... More 

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Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Bones everywhere and kids were crying. Don't traumatize your children and let them wait outside with guide because inside you definitely don't need one.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Do take your time to enjoy the sight inside this Chapel before clicking your cameras. By just gazing the structure inside the building will give you an unique experience as this is a total different attraction of Prague.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It is a quick stop if you are in Kutna Hora/Sedlec. We were only there about half an hour. However, it truly is remarkable to see the sheer quantity of bones and their artful arrangement. The history behind the reason for all of the bones' presence there is fascinating, as well. (the plague, Hessite wars, etc.) It is a must-see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This little church should be on everyone's bucket list, as it's hard to imagine if you haven't seen it. My wife and I went there on an optional tour when we visited Prague. Most everything in the little church is made of bones. There are mounds of skulls, chandeliers made of bones, bones everywhere. I was somehow reminded of all... More 

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