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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
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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You wouldn't see this back in America

Admittedly I was expecting more, but I saw enough. The bones are all in the basement which isn't that big. What they did is beautiful though. And creepy. Even though I thought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Admittedly I was expecting more, but I saw enough. The bones are all in the basement which isn't that big. What they did is beautiful though. And creepy. Even though I thought there'd be more to see it still garners 5 stars and is worth the hour detour from Prague.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Took the train in from Prague to see this, and it was definitely something different from your usual tourist attractions. The number of bones & skeletons is a bit chilling, but definitely worth having a look if your schedule permits. The town itself is also a nice escape from Prague, and gives off a different vibe, more poverty feeling.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited the Kuten Hora Ossuary as a part of a Contiki tour. It was very interesting and especially hard to comprehend that all of the skeletons were real. Make sure you research or have some background knowledge prior to your visit, this definitely made it more eye opening. I am glad that we were able to visit here however... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

"The Bone Church" in Kutna Hora was and wasn't anything I had expected but made for an excellent experience. Located in a small town not too far from the train station, myself and a friend opted to discover it for ourselves instead of taking a planned tour. The church is a few steps down from street level and we went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This amazing little church is something not to miss. It's not gruesome. I thought it may smell musty, but it didn't. The displays are intriguing and!!!!!! The cemetery outside is lovely to walk around. Wish we had more time.

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Rovinj, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We took a train from Hlavni nadrazi Prague to Kutna hora Sedlec - takes one hour per direction. You get off the train on the 4th stop (Kutna Hora hlavni nadrazi) where you change to a small train that is waiting and get off at Sedlec (1st stop). If you buy train ticket from Prague to Sedlec then you just... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If you are travelling from Prague, there is a bus from Haje metro station (outside area where all the buses are), Florenc or Černý Most. The trip lasts for 1h30min, covering a distance of 70 km. Lovely place to go during weekend with your family or/and friends. Not only the church, but also the local stores that are full with... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Kutna Hora is about an hour drive from Prague. The town itself is quite lovely with many things to see. Everything in town is easily found and directions to this place are abundant. Parking is in front of the building. A few restaurants are around in case you get hungry. The attraction itself is pretty interesting. It is not that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I thought it a bit odd that we were told to remove our hats and speak in whispers when we entered a room where skulls and other bones were strung together as ornaments rather like popcorn garlands on a Christmas tree. The ossuary was worth 5-10 minutes at most.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

You may never see anything like this again in your lifetime... The one hour trip from Prague was well worth it, and it is not as morbid as you may think... The fact that the bones are beautifully laid out as art is fascinating, despite the fact that I was somewhat skeptical. The town of Kutna Hora is also charming... More 

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Address: Address: Kutna Hora - Sedlec | Zámecká 279, Kutna Hora 284 03, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 326 551 049
Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Central Bohemian Region  >  Kutna Hora

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