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Address: Sedlec | Zámecká 279, Kutna Hora 284 03, 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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Macabre, but peaceful rather than scary

I'm sure everyone has read about this place and all the human bones that went into it. I will just say that rather than being scary, it was a very peaceful place to visit. An... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It is more a chapel than a church. It is part of a small clean cemetery. In my opinion, the church is unique but not pretty. The bones interior decorations looks so much better on the brochures. Unless you ran out of things to do in Prague, this chapel is not worth the 2 hours round trip train ride.

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Milford, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I'm sure everyone has read about this place and all the human bones that went into it. I will just say that rather than being scary, it was a very peaceful place to visit. An incredible sight to see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A unique experience if you are looking for something different. Also teh town is really nice and has a charming on its own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This place would be the ultimate set for a Guns n Roses music video. I mean, 40,000 dead people's bones used to decorate a church!?! What more can you ask for to get a sense of how creepy and middle ages must have been! A must see if you're passing through the area.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Bones from 40,000 people who died in The Black Plague were carefully constructed into various structures inside this Bone Chapel. You have NEVER seen anything like it in your life. Kutna Hora town is cute also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is the highlight of Kutna Hora. there are a few places in the world with something similar but this is a first for me- to see a church built out of bones in its interior. If you are in Prague, sign up for a day trip and make your way here. Not to be missed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our trip was actually in January of 2014. We took a day trip from Prague with a tour group. Unfortunately, we were rushed through the town by our guide (she was like a marathon runner) and subsequently lost from the group; we were not able to linger as long as we felt that we needed to. But the history of... More 

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Bazel, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This ossuary/bone church was my main reason to visit Kutná Hora and it did not let me down. It is really impressive to see what a monk did with 40,000 dug up bodies (you get to learn the history of the ossuary), but unfortunately it's rather a short visit. I must say I was really fascinated by this bone church... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was not sure to visit there in the begining but later i have been there and i am really happy to see there. I would go one more time to see that Chapel. The feeling when you enter to the Chapel is undescribable. So just go and enjoy there.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Im glad we went to see this but if given the chance again i might use that time for something else. If you are making a day out of Kutna Hora and exploring the small town, going to St Barbaras church it might be worthwhile. Otherwise the Ossuary itself is quite small and can be see in about 10 mins.... More 

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