Sedlec Ossuary

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 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

Sedlec Ossuary - Review

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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  • Sedlec Ossuary Address: Zámecká, 284 03 Kutná Hora, Czech Republic, Kutna Hora
  • Sedlec Ossuary Contact Number: +420-326551049
  • Sedlec Ossuary Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sedlec Ossuary Price: 90 CZK
  • Best time to visit Sedlec Ossuary(preferred time): 09:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sedlec Ossuary: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Kutna Hora include Sedlec Ossuary in their plan

  • 74.94% of people start their Sedlec Ossuary visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Sedlec Ossuary

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

94.31% 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.

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  • To quote our tour guide, "You'd be surprised how many people say they're ready to go home after they see The Bone Church." The Bone Church was one of three stops on our tour. We also hit the mint and a fabulous flying-buttress style church dating from the times when this region was lining Europe's pockets with silver mined from underground. One has to wonder whether those who's remains have been made into chandeliers and the like would approve or disapprove of the display? It certainly draws the tourists!!!

  • Very small and simple, but highly unique story and great for anybody who respects the dead and old religious traditions. Go to the restaurant down the street to get your dinner (get the ribs!) to complete your day trip. :)

  • A church with a difference: 40 000+ skeletons artistically arranged and stored in this small church. Photos don’t portray the atmosphere you feel among all these bones. These bones were exhumed from the cemetery which needed more space due to extended wars, a plague and people wanting burial in these Holy Ground ( some soil was brought by a priest from Jerusalem!). The site is about 2km out of the town, near the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. A combo-ticket for these two and St. Barbara Cathedral costs Kr 220 vs 260 if the three are bought separately

  • One amazing monastery filled with real peoples bones. Over 60,000 bones are decorative on the walls. There’s also a huge chandelier composed of every bone in the human body. Extraordinary Art if you can call if so, be creepy but definitely worth your while. Apparently you can stuff 60,000 people, or at least their bones in a very small space.

  • Smaller then I thought but interesting first time seeing human remains and my 7 year old and 3 year old where impressed with all of it they are doing some construction to the church but does not affect it at all the have a lift for wheelchairs but not sure if u can go now because of the construction to the out side area recommend it to any one going to see Prague just an hour a way

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