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Located 3 km away from Kutna Hora´s city center, Sedlec is famous for its bizarre Bone Church.
In the XIII Century, Sedlec´s cemetery had up to 40.000 people buried in it. People believed that the soil of the place was sacred and because of that belief even foreigners asked to be buried there.
In 1870, the area of the cemetery had to be reduced and many skeletons had to be stored inside the church. Then Frantisek Rint, a czech woodcarver, got permission to artistically arrange the bones and created one of the most famous tourist attractions in Bohemia: Sedlec´s Bone Church ("Kostnice" in czech).
- Pros:Once in a Lifetime experience. As bizarre as it can be...
- Cons:There are more interesting places to be visited in Czech Republic
Every single detail inside the church is made of bones. Check this picture... In spite of it being really weird and of... more travel advice
On each of the 4 corners of the church there are huge bone bells where most of the bones are stored. The Schwarzenberg... more travel advice
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