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Ossuary / The Cemetery

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Address: Kutna Hora - 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
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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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This place was really cool & very different. Kutna Hora is only 40 mins by train from Prague at £5 return per person. Sedlec Ossuary is a short walk from the station.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was really cool & very different. Kutna Hora is only 40 mins by train from Prague at £5 return per person. Sedlec Ossuary is a short walk from the station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A true eye opener this place have never come across anything like this before, not for the faint hearted very creepy seeing skeleton bones arranged like this before, well worth a visit though wish we had more time here to have a more detailed look around especially the grounds

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes two hours by train from prague's main station worth as very interesting to see and read about the history of the place. Only 10mins to walk from the station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Ossuary as first stop on our day tour to Kutna Hora with Prague City Tours and our wonderful guide, Eva Makarova. At first glance this church may seem macabre with all the bones that form the pyramids, the chandeliers, the chalice, the shields and other decorations. One of the decorations is of the Schwarzenberg Coat of Arms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique actually very unique place. We loved it. A must see in Czech Republic if you are want to see something mre then Prague...

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibit consists of thousands of skeletal remains of victims of the Hussite Wars and the medieval plagues that were exhumed in the 1800s. The bones are arranged in a number of displays which give you a good idea as to the number of people who were buried there. I arrived on the train and stayed in the hotel next... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as part of a tour. Would not recommend doing Kutna Hora independently, because 1. All landmarks are set apart and would be a nightmare to navigate the Czech transport! 2. Unless fluent in Czech, you would not get a full picture of what you are looking at! The Ossuary was amazing. Macabre, but fascinating. I can't put it in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend doing the day tour to kutna hora and the ossuary from Prague. ( we did it with sandeman tours). This is a very unusual crypt, in which the bones of around 40,000 people have been artistically arranged by an 18th century carpenter, to very dramatic effect. 30 minutes is enough time to spend in the ossuary, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had seen the photos online, and wanted to see the ossuary and cemetery for some time. I took the train from the main station in Prague, and the travel, plus entry fee was about a quarter of the cost of a guided tour. Plus, I could take my time and look round the cemetery. I'm not unduly morbid, it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the neighborhood of Kutna Hora, you must drop by this place. It is a small chapel where the interiors are completely adorned by human bones. It is rumored that up to 40,000 deceased remains were used a fodder for the interior design work. The Sedlec Ossuary dates back to 13th century. A monk from here went... More 

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