Ossuary is also known as the Church of Bones because this cathedral is almost made out of human remains. This Roman Catholic Church has Gothic inspired designs. It is located just beneath the cemetery of Church of All Saints in Sedlec, Czech Republic.

The Sedlec Ossuary is believed to have approximately around 70,000 human skeletons. It may look very eerie but these bones were arranged in a very artistic manner either as church decorations or furnishings. Despite its peculiarity, the Church of Bones is the most frequented tourist destination in Czech Republic. There are around 200 thousand visitors every year who come and visit the church made of human remains.

I wonder if the switch plates were made of human skeleton too?

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  1. Ohh… very interesting, maybe a bit scary , but because it’s a church I’m not 🙂

      1. Not really, to some , it is beautiful and great because of the uniqueness shown 🙂

  2. ricalyn kalinisan

    i have here some informations about that horrible and terrific place .. i just want to share it to you : ) i get it from the book .

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    Located in Kutna Hora, a town in the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic just a short train ride away from Prague, is the Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice Sedlec); also known as the Church of Bones.

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    The small chapel was constructed in 1511 to house the bones from abolished graves and is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people.

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    Many of the bones have been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel.

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    Arranged by Frantisek Rint in 1870, highlights include an enormous chandelier which includes at least one of every bone in the human body and a crucifix style arrangement near the altar.

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    Even Rint’s signature is executed in bone on the wall near the entrance.

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    The largest collections of bones are arranged in the form of bells in the four corners of the chapel.

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    The chapel is open to the public and day tours are also available from Prague.

    1. Wow, you have lots of information huh ? really , I thought it’s a private church

  10. I told my friend about this Church of Bones, and she was really amaze! thanks for sharing these Ms. jade! 🙂

  11. Baguio City

    gosh! that’s a very creepy church! I don’t think I will ever had had the courage to visit the place, makes me think of creepy places in Baguio City. Have you tries entering one of the haunted house in Baguio?

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