Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora

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  • 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
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About Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora

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.

Sedlec Ossuary Information

  • Please do not touch any of the bones and displays.

Sedlec Ossuary Ticket Prices

  • Adults: 90 CZK
  • Students and children: 60 CZK

How To reach Sedlec Ossuary by Public Transport

  • Sedlec,Tabak bus stop

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  • Creepy and beautiful at the same time. There isn't much else to say. There are a ton of bones and they are arranged in some very unique ways. The place itself is fairly tiny. But that doesn't lessen it's impact. It's cold, darker, and you are surrounded by bones. But it is still a very cool experience and when you add in the tour of the other church just down the road it is totally worth the hour+ drive out of the city of Prague. Walk around a bit. Read the history and just take small jaunt through the town. Take some really unique pictures and brag to your friends. I know I did!

  • It costs 90 Crowns per person. And is a small place. So, the visit is small and chilly. Bring your jackets and scarves!! As, it takes short time to finish the visit and hence you don't have anything to do until the next train back to Prague. My advice is to but the combo 110 Crowns ticket and visit other place to pass your time. The walk towards this place is short and easy so there's not really a need to take the bus.. All in all a unique experience.

  • An incredible and unique place. Choose your tour carefully or go on your own as you don't want to be rushed. This church is filled with decorations made from human bones and is both beautiful and confronting. The number of remains in such a small chapel is mind-blowing. A treasure and must-see for fans of death art. Some may find it creepy but it's a peaceful and respectful place.

  • World famous for a reason - never seen anything like it before! You probably won't spend long here as it's not that large a room, however the sheer number of skeletons present make it highly impactful and interesting. Good value when getting the combined ticket that offers entry to other religious attractions around the city.

  • To see so many human bones used in the interior design is ,to say the least, a little unnerving. The history is however very rich but I still don’t understand what was going on in the mind of the artiste who came up with this idea. I guess pain of a loss of a loved one had a lot to do with the idea and his creativity. I don’t think I will ever visit another place so unique.

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