Fodor's Expert Review Kostnice

Kutna Hora Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice

This is the reason many people outside the Czech Republic have heard of, and make the trip to, Kutná Hora. Forget all that beautiful baroque architecture and descend into the darkness with some bones. Bones from about 40,000 people have been lovingly arranged in the Kaple Všech svatých (All Saints Chapel), more commonly called the Bone Church. Built in the 16th century, this church forced the movement of a nearby graveyard. Monks from the nearby Sedlec Monastery decided to use the displaced cemetery bones to decorate the church with beautiful, weird, and haunting results. Check out the chandelier as it's made with every bone in the human body. It's downright spooky.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice

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Zámecká 127
Sedlec, Central Bohemia  284 03, Czech Republic

-326–551–049

www.kostnice.cz

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Rate Includes: 90 Kč, 110 Kč for ossuary and church

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