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Ossuary / Kostnice (Bone Church)

Address: Sedlec, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 326 551 049
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Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Kutna Hora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Sedlec ossuary, a small chapel located in the graveyard of the Church of All Saints, is decorated...
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Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A took a tour to Kutna Hora and to especially see this church, on the basis of a friend's recommendation that I MUST visit this bone church when in Prague / Czech Republic as it is amazing. I should have known better. My friend and I often have differing opinions on films and books, and it does appear that this... More 

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Sursee, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Yup, it is a lot of bones arranged artistically. It was like an overly elaborate Halloween display...except the bones are real. Add to that the size of the place (small) and the numbers of people there (lots and lots), means it was hardly the quiet, respectful resting place it could have been. Am I glad I saw it? Yes. Is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Only left half a day before we catch a train to Munich, we had to visit this place as this is something we have not seen in Europe. It's a fair bit of walk from the train station about half hour but amazing experience to feel and see how bone remains are used and placed. It's a fashion on the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Ossuary at Kutna Hora is supposed to have the remains of something like 40,000 people there, and they have certainly found an impressive way to display those! The intricate structures of the bone pyramids are impressive as are the chandelier and other displays. It isn't somewhere to spend a long time - I would say an hour, tops in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Quite small yet unique in its macabre interior. Highly recommend to visit this place since seeing bones and skulls in this fashion is quite unlikely anywhere else. If you know people who keep coming back here, you may be advised to worry a little.

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Derby England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Amazing use of human remains, felt a bit odd to be staring at so many human skeletal parts arranged in such odd ways.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place is really interesting and attractive, but it's only for one visit, because there is one disadvantage: it is too small. You can see everything in 30 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My friends visited the bone church before and she recommended it and she was right. It really is beautiful in a strange but nice kind of way. Definitely worth the trip and money( isn't expensive at all) to kutna hora from Prague!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Just a short 1 hour train ride from Prague. A small chapel decorated in bones. The chandelier was really cool to look at until you realized exactly what happened for it to be built. Not a place to visit more than once but am happy we marked it off the bucket list.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a really impressive chapel (not a cathedral or church) It is small, but eerily beautiful. However the tourists ruin the sanctity of this now saturated attraction. It has lost all of its religious feel and now just seems to me to be a way to make money.

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