About an hour from Prague is the village of Kutna Hora – Home to the Sedlec Ossuary, also known as the Church of Bones. The Sedlec Ossuary is a small chapel located below the Cemetry Church of All Saints in Sedlec. It is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people. Many of these have had the bones arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel, including the Swarzenberg Coat of Arms and the signature of Rint. There is also a large chandelier in the center of the room that contains , at least one of, every bone in the human body.
The Ossuary is open every day except Christmas Day and the entrance fee is nominal..only 90 Czk for adults and 60 czk for students.
The easiest way to get to Kutna Hora is by train from Prague. Trains leave the main train station in Prague about every 2 hours and takes about an hour to get to the main station in Kutna Hora. You can transfer there to the local train that takes you to Sedlec stop.
You can stop by the UNESCO listed Cathedral of our Lady as you walk through town to the Ossuary.. Granted, the tour of the Ossuary doesn’t really take that long, but luckily, Kutna Hora is only a short walk or bus ride from the suburb..
In Kutna Hora you can visit a myriad of churches and cathedrals, including the Cathedral of St. Barbara, walk through the colorful streets of the center of the village, stop for lunch or cappucino at a local eatery, or just enjoy the sights of this beautiful gem of a city.
10 Must See Sights in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
1. Cathedral of St. Barbara
2. Jesuit College
3. Church of Our Lady Na Nameti
4. Cisterncian Monastary with the Cathedral of Assumption of Our
Lady (In Sedlec )
5. Cemetary Chapel with Ossuary (Sedlec Ossuary)
6. Knight’s House
7. Church of St. John of Nepomuk
8. Stone Fountain
9. Italian Court
10. St. Jame’s Church
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