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For medieval history buffs, the Czech town of Kutna Hora has two great attractions: St. Barbara’s Church, often called a cathedral because of its grandeur, and the Sedlec Ossuary, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints outside the town. St. Barbara’s is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in central Europe and is a UNESCO world heritage site. But visitors are more attracted to the ossuary, a chapel containing bones of more than 40,000 people, arranged in decorative patterns.
Church of Bones bans photos after visitors take inappropriate snaps with skeletons; Julie Delahaye; Mirror
Awesome Czech’ Church built using 40,000 human skeletons In the heart of the Czech countryside, Kutná Hora houses some of the most beautiful architecture in the whole of Bohemia. ‘Bone Church’: Located in Czech city Kutná Hora, Sedlec Ossuary is adorned with around 40,000 human skeletons. Positioned around 70 kilometers (about 43 miles) east of Prague, this medieval city competed politically, economically and culturally with the capital city during the 13th to 16th centuries, thanks in part to the silver mine boom that enriched the area at the time.
Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic is home to a Roman Catholic church decorated with grisly remains exhumed in the 15th century. Find out the strange story of the Sedlec Ossuary, aka the “Church of Bones.”
Walk through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kutna Hora in Czechia for the historical town center, along with some beautiful buildings with Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance & Baroque buildings. Included is the Bone Church of Sedlec Ossuary.
Explore the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kutná Hora on a tour from Prague. See the late Gothic St. Barbara’s Church and stroll around the town center. Then visit the chapel of human bones at the Roman Catholic Cemetery Church of All Saints.
Kutna Hora: Medieval Beauty and Bones, Flying Buttresses and Frescoes, Gothic Splendor and Gargoyles; Anita & Richard; No Particular Place To Go
Have car – will travel! And travel Anita and Richard did during their time in the Czech Republic, putting many kilometers on our can’t-lose-me-in-a-crowded-parking-lot, neon-green, rented Skoda during the week they had it.