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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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Ossuary

This place has to be seen to be believed due to the bones and skulls that are displaced. However, it is done very beautifully and tastefully

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This place has to be seen to be believed due to the bones and skulls that are displaced. However, it is done very beautifully and tastefully

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Kutna Hora specifically to see this place. While you won't be there for a huge amount of time, it's quite an amazing thing to see. Read the information card they give you when you go in as it has an interesting history of the Ossuary and tales around it. It's almost a little overwhelming, knowing it's the... More 

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Lilburn, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Because the tour guide paid I really don't know what it cost but it is a tiny room with lots of bones. Some are used for decorations, like the chandelier. It is an impressive sight but you shouldn't need more than 15-30 minutes there.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Not sure excellent is the right choice of a word to describe 'Sedlec Ossuary' - possibly it should be , bizarre. Mountains of human bones and skulls because, apparently, being buried here was so popular, skeletons were dug up to accommodate new burials (?) Whatever, it is certainly not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The caretaker who started making these sculptures from bones definitely had some issues...Is it art or is it creepy and tasteless? Well you should visit and decide for yourself. You definitely will not be ambivalent by the end. I loved it and why should death be so scary anyway???

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I'm happy I got to see this since you don't come across an ossuary everyday. A bit creepy to see the piles of skulls and the skulls and bones fashioned into a chandelier and swags. I didn't stay long. A bit far from the center of Kutna Hora but you can get off the train from Prague and it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Sometimes I think I look at photos in advance too often. In this case, I looked online so much that I felt I had been there before I had. That's what happens with small places. Still, it was a unique experience. No, it's not really creepy. A friendly reception desk to take the money, and lots of tourists, help with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited the ossuary on our sons 9th birthday. He said that he'll remember it for ever. Sadly nothing like this can no longer created.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The scale of this ossuary was smaller than we had anticipated and apart from a chandelier made with every bone from the human body, a coat of arms from bones with a raven pecking out the eye of a soldier and some skulls bearing marks from the anger of John Huss's followers, there wasn't really much to see. Because it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I wanted to visit this place as soon as I read about it. All of the very elaborate decorations inside the chapel are made from the bones of people who were buried in the cemetery. It isn't creepy, though. It's well lit and they allow photos.

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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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