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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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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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We took a train from Prague Central to visit t the Castle and discovered the Ossuary whilst walking to the station. Signs tell you that it is one of 12 World Heritage Sites in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We took a train from Prague Central to visit t the Castle and discovered the Ossuary whilst walking to the station. Signs tell you that it is one of 12 World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic. It is located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints which is Roman Catholic. There is lots of information on the exhibits which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A highlight of our day trip on Aug. 13, 2015 to the Bohemian countryside was a stop at the Kutna Hora Ossuary. It does not take long to visit inside the Ossuary. It is quite an amazing site. See a chandelier, a family crest, ceiling and wall adornments all made with human bones and skulls. Not for the squeamish. Entrance... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We took a side trip from Prague to see this site. Definitely something very unique. We also saw St Barbara's Cathedral -- what a contrast!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The only reason to stop at this church is to see human bones adorning the church. Rather than store bones in the ossuary, some monk decorated the church with them, or so my guide card informed. Pyramids, garlands, adornments, even a heraldic shield fashioned from bones. I personally found it an oddity rather than culturally, historically, or artistically rich. But,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Sedlec Ossuary, otherwise known as the Church of Bones, was a chapel unlike any other. Said to contain the bones of between 40,000-70,000 it was creepy yet beautifully arranged. The chandelier, made entirely of human remains, is said to contain at least one of each bone of the entire human body. It was a sight to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Was visiting this as part of a Prague walking tour, and loved visiting this church and learning about the history behind this place. The interiors are uniquely designed due to its history. It is a must for anyone visiting Czech

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a rather macabre but fascinating, maybe, dare I say it tasteless attraction. The bones of hundreds of previous inhabitants of Sedlec Kutna Hora have been used to decorate this undercroft chapel. A chandelier of skulls and bones and other ornimation decorate the vaults of this crypt. It's reminiscent of the Paris Catacombs - but in a less dignified... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Brilliant! Bring the kids, a little morbid, but we all loved it. Took more photos inside of here than I have taken for a long, long time. Get here early, there are litteraly thousands of visitors each day, and buy the 3 church pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What can I say - human bones to decorate and the remains of over 40,000 people stacked in storage areas in the bottom of the church. It is a must see as it is both creepy, fascinating and an in your face reminder that we are all mortal - have a drink and hug a loved one after the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We caught the train from Prague. 60 minutes and 180czk. From the station it is an easy 20 minute stroll to the bonechurch. Fascinating place and big enough! Bones from 40-70 000 skeletons! We had a good look around and then caught the minibus in to Kutna Hora where we got off the stop after the big bus station and... More 

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