Sedlec OssuaryCurrently Closed
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Sedlec Ossuary
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.
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Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora Reviews
This is a truly macabre spectacle to behold. It is rather small but exceedingly beautiful for the majesty of using human bones as decorations and adornments on an ancient church. All that being said this is done in a tasteful and remarkable way and is quite beautiful. I would highly recommend this as a day trip if you are going to Prague, and DEFINITELY sample the Kutna Hora beer that is made in town it is great. This town essentially shuts down at about 5 (1700) and there is very little going on after that time.
The church houses an impressive collection and artworks made of the bones of 60000 humans. It's rather small, so although you keep seeing new things when you keep looking around, expect to spend around 30 minutes max in the church. The chandler and coat of arms are very impressive. We were lucky to enter the church when only a few individuals were inside. But when tours with lots of people arrived, it got really crowded.
This place is incredible. Defiantly worth a visit if you’re ever in Prague area. Such and interesting place. Just under an hour on the train from Prague, 10minute walk from Kutna Hora station.
An easy 25 minute walk from the Kutna Hora - Sedlec train station is the Sedlec Ossuary, or the "Bone Church", thousands of bones arranged into intricate decorations, coats of arms, chandeliers etc. sculpted/arranged in the 1870's. This church is eerie and fascinating, well worth the short train trip from Prague.
Incredible place and absolutely worth the visit. Avoid going in tours as it's very crowded in a small place. Renting a car and driving there is the best way to reach. The city around is incredible too and worth the day trip