The bone church in Czech Republic

If you think you’ve seen everything, wait until you see the bone church in Czech Republic, decorated with the remains of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, many of whom died in the plague in 1318 and during the Hussite Wars in the 15th century.

Also known as the ‘Skull Church’, the macabre building contains bodies that have been dismembered, de-fleshed and reassembled into decorative features including a bone chandelier and chalices and even a family crest constructed from human remains.

The decorations and sculptures were created by a woodcarver named František Rint. In 1870, he was commissioned by the landowners of the time, the Schwarzenberg family, to decorate the chapel with the bones and create a reminder of the impermanence of human life and inescapable death.

The church is open 7 days a week, except on the 24th and 25th of December and the entrance ticket costs approximately 1.50 €. Travelers, here is your next adventure!

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