Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora
About Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora
Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Zámecká, 284 03 Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
Ticket Price: 90 CZK
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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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Very cool place to visit but remember that it is a cemetery, church, and a holy place. The place is located under the church. No flash on the cameras. You will be in awe. Definitely go there.
Unique chapel filled with remains of monks slaughtered by Hussites. Truly a magnificent thing to see. It's like being surrounded by essence of death.
This is a one of a kind experience! Built on bones of thousands of people a must see for adults and for children. Death is only a part of the rebirth cycle. Halloween all year long!
Extraordinarily small and rather boring. It takes over 2 hours to get here from Prague on public transport and you will spend maximum 30 minutes inside. There are pyramids of skulls, a large chandelier of bones and a coat of arms made from bones too. For those who have some history with anatomy (or are not particularly superstitious), it is not worth your journey, especially since there is no information about the site or its history provided.
Great place to go if you're already in Prague. I wouldn't necessarily go to the Czech Republic just to see this as it's only about an hour max but Kutna Hora is a great little area with some really great food.