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Whilst waiting for the bone church to re-open after lunch. I popped into this shop to but a cup of coffee and a sweet... They sold most things from batteries to postcards..
Favorite Dish: the chocolate thing in the photo for rather different reasons?
Written Feb 23, 2006
Address: Sedlec Kostnice
What to buy: For the determined tourist who needs to have a little souvenir of every place they have visited, Sedlec offers you a very unique reminder of the time you passed here. Sure, you could get a postcard or key ring, no doubt one that would feature skulls and bones. But, maybe the discerning tourist might want to walk away with their very own....a skull model!!! Don't worry, it's made of plaster ! Now would that be something to explain to the customs man when you're coming home, or even your curious friends or relatives?
What to pay: for the bargain price of 350 korunas (about $15 US dollars at the time of my visit)
this skull could be yours!
Written Oct 28, 2012
Address: Starosedlecká, 284 03 Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
Favorite thing: Other Ossuaries:
Capela dos Ossos- Evora, Portugal
built in the 16th century, this ossuary houses the bones of about 5,000 Fransiscan monks.
Kaplica Czaszek- St Barthlomew's Church- Czermna, Poland
from the late 1700's this houses about 25,000 skeletons. Interestingly, it was arranged by a Czech priest. Mostly from victims of the 7 Years War, 30 Years War and cholera epidemics.
St Peter and Pauls Church- Melnik, Czech Republic (near Prague)
Na Vyhlídce 18, Melník, 27601, Czech Republic
Mostly the result of overburial during one of the outbreaks of the Plague. This ossuary contains about 15,000 skeletons.
Capuchin Church- Brno, Czech Republic
Kapucinske namesti 5, Brno, 602 00, Czech Republic
24 monks like perfectly preserved, mummified, Thought to be due to the dry air and the nature of the soil.
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary- Křtiny, Czech Republic
This ossuary has the some of the skulls painted, in what appeared to be practice in Austria at the time (see Halstatt house) This is a small ossuary, only about 1,000 skeletons
San Bernardino alla Ossa- Milan, Italy (Skull Chapel and Chapel of Bones)
originally created in the 13th century, this chapel has lovely frescoes on the ceiling.
Capuchin Crypt- Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Rome, Italy
this ossuary has 5 chapels containing the bones of about 5,000 capuchin monks buried from the mid 1500s through 1800's.
Monastery of San Fransisco- Lima, Peru
catacombs thought to house up to 70,000. Interestingly, the Monastery itself is on the Unesco World Heritage list (though for other reasons.)
Updated Mar 29, 2013