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Welcome to Kostnice Ossuary

Kostnice Ossuary

The Kostnice Ossuary, also known as the Sedlec Ossuary or the Church of Bones, is a unique experience for intrepid travellers. The medieval gothic chapel is decorated with the remains of 40,000 human skeletons, including an immense chandelier. While it is considered macabre by some, the skeletons belonged to people who wished to be buried in the Ossuary, which they considered a holy place.

Information & Facts

Adults 50 Czech koronas; Children 30 Czech koronas
Czech is the official language but English and German are also widely spoken.

The official currency is the Czech crown, locally known as the Koruna (CZK), which is divided into 100 haler. Most credit cards including American Express, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard are accepted, but it is best to have cash handy when travelling away from Prague and the main tourist centres. Travellers cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some hotels; commission is highest in hotels. Banks are closed on weekends. ATMs (known as 'bankomats') are becoming more common in Prague and are probably the best way to obtain local currency at a good rate and without commission. The Czech Republic is still cheap compared to the rest of Europe, though the gap is closing.

Opening Times
April to September 8am-6pm; October and March 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm; November to February 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
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