Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora

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An example of one of the more unusual ways to store and display human remains, Sedlec Ossuary is a small chapel located beneath what is likely the oldest cemetery in Central Europe. The ossuary contains at least 40,000 human skeletons arranged in bizarre shapes that resemble chandeliers, pyramids, crosses, and coats of arms. These strange chapel decorations, the work of a 19th-century master builder named Frantisek Rint, contain skulls and bones previously disinfected and bleached in chlorinated lime. A chilling reminder of the fleetingness of human life, this World Heritage-listed site attracts a quarter of a million people each year. You can reach it by minibus running from Kutna Hora town center. Using our custom trip planner, Kutna Hora attractions like Sedlec Ossuary can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We did a quick half day trip from Prague to see this church. I love macabre attractions, so this was right up my alley. Easy to get to from Prague main station, about an hour train ride and a 30 min.....  more
    We did a quick half day trip from Prague to see this church. I love macabre attractions, so this was right up my alley. Easy to get to from Prague main station, about an hour train ride and a 30 min.....  more »
  • The Ossuary is probably the key feature of most day trips to Kutna Hora and I can understand why. The Ossuary itself is very small with the bones (30-40,000 skeletons) arranged in a number of... 
    The Ossuary is probably the key feature of most day trips to Kutna Hora and I can understand why. The Ossuary itself is very small with the bones (30-40,000 skeletons) arranged in a number of...  more »
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  • wanted to visit this place for so long and finally got to. did not disappoint! very interesting sight but no need to reserve too much time, it's fairly small. everyone we met in Kutná Hora, including the staff at the visitor centre, was super friendly. thank you!
  • This place was amazing. I've never seen anything like it, and it was so worth it. It's about an hour and a half outside of Prague, but the train goes directly there, and is fairly cheap. I don't know that I'd ever go back, but I will certainly never forget it.

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