PRAGUE: Kutna Hora, It's All About the Bones
Photos taken / written by JENNIFER MAHON | This post was read 1022 times
DAY 9 ... OF 19……..Leaving the wonderful city of Prague, we had a choice of going to Kutná Hora (about an hour east of the city) or Cesky Krumlov (about 2 hours southwest of the city). Since Vienna is our final destination today, the Kutná Hora route worked out to about 1 hour less of driving time – plus my hubs was adamant about seeing the Kostnice Sedlec (aka Sedlec Ossuary or The Bone Church) – so Kutná Hora it is! Easy to drive to, and easy to take public transport as well.
So the city is one of the 12 places in the Czech Republic on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, but is most known for the Bone Church. We only did a drive by of the actual town centre – which is gorgeous and where you’ll find the gothic cathedral of St. Barbara. We find free parking at the Restaurace Zlatý Lev which is right across the street from the impressive 13th century gothic-style Chrám Nanebevzetí Panny Marie (The Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist).
KOSTNICE SEDLEC (SEDLEC OSSUARY)
Chrám Nanebevzetí Panny Marie
Chrám Nanebevzetí Panny Marie Chrám Nanebevzetí Panny Marie entrance
Chrám Nanebevzetí Panny Marie Chrám Nanebevzetí Panny Marie interior
Chrám Nanebevzetí Panny Marie Walking up Zámecká to the ossuary
Walking up Zámecká to the ossuary Just so you know you're on the right route
Just so you know you're on the right route Sedlec Ossuary this way
Sedlec Ossuary this way Sedlec Ossuary & Cemetery
Sedlec Ossuary & Cemetery Sedlec Ossuary - bone art from the moment you walk in the door
Sedlec Ossuary - bone art from the moment you walk in the door Skull & Bones column
Kind of creepy but cool
Kind of creepy but cool Sedlec Ossuary Sedlec Ossuary Sedlec Ossuary Sedlec Ossuary Sedlec Ossuary Sedlec Ossuary Sedlec Ossuary sedlec ossuary sedlec ossuary Sedlec Ossuary Sedlec Ossuary selec ossuary sedlec ossuary sedlec ossuary sedlec ossuary sedlec ossuary There were many more bone decorations in the chapel, however, disrespectful folks decided to take bones as souvenirs
There were many more bone decorations in the chapel, however, disrespectful folks decided to take bones as souvenirs Interesting piano with wooden keys
Interesting piano with wooden keys Sedlec Ossuary - upstairs chapel
Sedlec Ossuary - upstairs chapel Sedlec - entrance
Keywords: bone church, central europe, czech republic, europe road trip, kutna hora, prague, road trip, sedlec ossuary
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@JMphotojennic great post! Kutna Hora is a perfect day trip from Prague!
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