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Ossuary / Kostnice (Bone Church)

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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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Modest entrance cost that goes towards conserving this amazing building. There is nothing quite like an ossuary and I would thoroughly recommend making the effort to get out from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Modest entrance cost that goes towards conserving this amazing building. There is nothing quite like an ossuary and I would thoroughly recommend making the effort to get out from the centre of Prague to visit. Direct trains run every hour from Prague main station to Kutná Hora, but you can easily change at Kolín. The info centre at Prague main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Bone Church is unique. If you are in Kutna Hora it is a must see. Kutna Hora is a great day trip from Prague if you have the time. I am going to take the time here to explain the train station situation in Kutna Hora. It is a little confusing. Our main objective in Kutna Hora was to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stayed in Prague Czech Republic around June of last year and I must say that the Kutna Hora experience is one if not the most exciting. The Sedlec Ossuary where a whole cemetery has been exhumed and made into a museum? church made of every human bone in the body is extradordinary. It is my opinion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This must be one of the most wierd places I've ever seen!! It certainly is worth a visit.... I didn't realise that bones could be so decorative!! Maybe I'll keep my granny's bones and make a chandelier for the dining room!! ;-)))

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent day trip from Prague! They need a "bone trail" to follow at the stations..we had to change trains not many direct daily.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you are intrigued by why people should gather skeletons and arrange them in pyramids and other artistic ways this is worth seeing. The village in itself was also nice, and the train ride from Prague easy. No problem walking from Kutna Hora main station instead of taking the small train.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went here after reading Rick Steve's Prague tour book, and it is well worth a visit. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of how this church built with so many bones......

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I was here a number of years ago, and what I remember of it was that it was very unique! From what I recall, the bones were used following the plague because they ran out of space to bury everyone. I could be wrong about that, but that's what I recall. Though some might find it creepy, there is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went for a day trip to Kutna Hora, and besides the rest of the town, which was pretty great as well, this place was awesome! The fact that there were over 40 thousand differnt peoples bones in here was creepy, yet cool! The story how they took the bones from the cemetary to make room and put them in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Wonderful church and beautiful town. Two of us visited, it was easy to get there by train and an enjoyable journey. The church was small but very beautiful, the bones a true memento mori. It was quite full of tourists on our visit and I'd like to revisit at a quieter time. A must see!

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