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“Very macabre!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ossuary / Kostnice (Bone Church)

Ossuary / Kostnice (Bone Church)
Sedlec, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
420 326 551 049
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Kutna Hora
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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.
London
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“Very macabre!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This was an eery and sad place to visit. The bone formations/artwork is interesting, in particular the chandelier, but it was sad and at times I felt disrespectful for gawping at all the bones. It's well worth a visit, and don't forget to go upstairs (accessed via some steps outside) to see the little chapel on the next floor.

Visited February 2013
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“weird”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Bohemia has always been a byword for "different" and thsi is about as different as it gets. Not to be missed. We walked from the Sedlec train station calling in at All Saints Church on the way - the distance is a flat 500 metres walk.

Visited October 2012
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“Worlds most Unique Museum !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The Museum entry is not so expensive & the Museum is not so big it takes approx 15 Mins to go around it. When you enter the museum you are provided with an Paper in the language you request which has the explanation on the history of this museum. You would be amazed to see the things made out of real human bones. You have a room full of Human skulls made into pyramid, you have the letters made out of Human bones & you would still be able to see some teeths left on some human skulls & that was even more exciting part. Its worth a vist of Money & time.

Visited December 2012
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“Definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Went here with two teenagers and they really liked how gruesome it was. Its a short walk if you take the bus from the train station.

Visited February 2013
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“If you are in Kutna Hora you must to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

One of the words to describe it would be macabre... The other one is incredible. And, of course, a total delight for anthropologists and anatomy students.

Visited July 2012
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