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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa

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Macabre Mosaics

As noted by others, it is very close to the Duomo, but it is not marked too well. The main section... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louis F
Unique & unnerving!

Are you a weirdo? Great; you'll love this collection of artfully displayed human remains. Just turn... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Via Carlo Giuseppe Merlo 4, 20122 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
+39 02 7602 3735
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All reviews human skulls main church bone chapel floor to ceiling plague victims simple church worth a visit famous duomo must visit if you are free entry beautiful church ossuary donation macabre death cemetery skeleton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As noted by others, it is very close to the Duomo, but it is not marked too well. The main section of the church is more or less normal, but if you head to the right after entering you will make your way thru some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Louis F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Are you a weirdo? Great; you'll love this collection of artfully displayed human remains. Just turn right once entering the church, follow the narrow hallway, and find yourself surrounded by skeleton-parts. The sight is totally unique, and your relatives will appreciate macabre photos skulls more...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank let2340
Reviewed March 3, 2019

This church is famous for all the skulls and bones which cover the walls from top to bottom. The reason being that sometime in the 13th century the nearby cemetery ran out of space and they wanted to "save" the bones. A weird but exciting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Erzsi2015
Reviewed January 18, 2019

It's very close to the all atraction in Milano 400 metres distance from Duomo, you cannot see from the street, you have to go in the back of the buildings. It' s just great :)

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Journey231748
Reviewed January 10, 2019

you would not find this any of the tour recommendation, this is a small and very simple Church in Milan, within 10 minutes walking distance from the famous Duomo di Milano. Walking inside you would find the normal Church setting, but on your right when...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. Liked the part with the historical skeletons, skulls, and aches. A little creepy, but still must see of Milan.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alinawil
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Like other places around Europe, also Milan has it´s own chapel of bones. This beautiful yet macabre ossuary with human skulls and bones is contained inside the church of San Bernardino alle Ossa, as the name suggest. It was built during the 17th century to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Beautiful church, as all of them are... But this one has as chapel that is decorated in the bones of plague victims. It was hauntingly beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelingCanadiansX2
Reviewed September 30, 2018

You visit this church for the Ossuary not for the church itself which is very plain inside and outside. The Ossuary is immediately to the right when you walk through the front doors and simply cannot be missed. The alcoves on it's walls are filled...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

In a chapel of San Bernardino, there is a small fascinating side chapel of bones an Ossuary. The bones make an attractive decoration but a bit creepy none the less. The entry to the church is free but the attendant invites you to make a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square
is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon
of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds
to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria
Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high
quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch
expedition into a royal experience. Head to the
rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the
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Entrance is free like most of all small churches in Italy. Just hours are funny and not clear
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