Ossuary / The Cemetery Church, Kutna Hora

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An example of one of the more unusual ways to store and display human remains, Ossuary / The Cemetery Church 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. Plan to visit Ossuary / The Cemetery Church and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kutna Hora attractions using our Kutna Hora road trip planner .
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  • I was so excited to finally visit this church after reading about it years ago. After travelling a very long way, I was disappointed to find there were renovations going on - if i had known, I would h...  more »
  • The guide book was written with 40,000 people, the local guide said 70,000 people. It is said that there are a lot of victims of the Hus war though it is the most by the plague.
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