Sedlec OssuaryCurrently Open [Closes at 12:00 pm]
- Address: Zámecká, 284 03 Kutná Hora, Czech Republic, Kutna Hora
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +420-326551049
- Ticket Price: 90 CZK
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
The most famous tourist attraction in Kutna Hora, Sedlec Ossuary is one of a kind. Also known as the Church of Bones, the Sedlec Ossuary is a small chapel having its interiors decorated with over 40,000 human skeletons! Artistically decorated, the chapel even has a huge chandelier entirely made of skulls and bones. Wondering how this trend started? In the year 1278, when the King of Bohemia sent the abbot of the Sedlec Cistercian Monastery to Jerusalem, he brought back with him a jar of ‘Holy soil’. Once people got a whiff of this, they started desiring to be buried in this holy soil at Sedlec. Years later, when a gothic church was built near the cemetery, its basement was used as an ossuary. And there the bones stayed till 1870. A woodcarver named Frantisek Rint was then assigned the task of rearranging the bones. And the rest as they say is history! While exploring the Sedlec Ossuary, do check out the Church Of All Saints which is located upstairs.
- Please do not touch any of the bones and displays.
- Adults: 90 CZK
- Students and children: 60 CZK
- Sedlec,Tabak bus stop
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95% of people who visit Kutna Hora include Sedlec Ossuary in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
84.75% of people start their Sedlec Ossuary visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Sedlec Ossuary
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sedlec Ossuary
People normally club together St. Barbara's Church and Church Of The Assumption Of Our Lady And Saint John The Baptist while planning their visit to Sedlec Ossuary.
People also prefer to start their day with Sedlec Ossuary.
Definitely worth a trip. Very unusual to see so many human remains made into something beautiful. Wound recommend
Very interesting site on Kutna Hora. Very historical site. Its amazing to see the remains of so many. Very well done. I would definitely recommend this place for a visit.
A very interesting place that I was not expecting to see. You should definitely grab the paper with explanations in your language to understand what you are seeing and why it is here. The visit is quite fast to be honest, but still it seems to be something unusual which makes sense to see.
This was a really interesting place to visit, it’s a small chapel and only takes maybe 40 people walking down the entrance steps and into the main chamber. The history is interesting so make sure that you take the time to read how the church came to exist with the bones inside. There’s currently some restoration work happening so there’s scaffolding around the roof and some internal areas. Definitely worth a visit though if you’re in or near Kutná Hora !!!
Very few places in the world like this. The train ride is long and pretty boring (looks like Ohio, if you get the reference). Just decide if it's worth a visit to you. It's not a large place. The rest of town is kind if nice but just more (regular) churches. For me personally I'm glad I went.