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In 200 years the cemetery was packed - to free room, the roman catholic church with a burial vault inside was constructed. Later it was closed and bought out by the Schwarzenberg. New owners decided to tidy the ossuary up, they hired a woodcarver - out of 40 000 bones in the ossaury he made a huge candelabrum, pea lights from skulls and the Schwarzenberg family crest.
Photo: Sedlec Ossuary, © Alex DROP
How to do?
2. The ossuary is situated inside the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec village, the main showpiece is human bone chandelier - in the nave of the church. Take pics of the chandelier sidewise - it's been 140 years since it was hung here, some parts can fall off.
Where to do?
The biggest ossuary of Prague. The crypt of the cathedral is decorated with 40,000 human bones.10
Open hours: April-September 8 am - 6 pm, October - March 9 am - 5 pm
Phone: +420 326 551 049
Official website: https://sedlecossuary.com/
When to do?
Catholic Christmas is a day off.