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Kutna Hora… A creepy history but a beautiful town

Kunta Hora is famously known for the bone church, Sedlec Ossuary. This ossuary is a small Roman Catholic chapel that contains 40,000-70,000 bones that were placed in a decorative arrangement. The reason for the mass amount of bones was due to the exhuming of skeletons and staking them in a pile in the chapel. Between 1703 and 1710 Jan Santini Aichel designed the new front entrance to the chapel in Baroque style. In 1870 Frantisek Rint was employed by the famous Schwarzenberg family to make a masterpiece from the mass pile of bones.

The town of Kutna Hora is an adorable town in central Czech Republic. We had a wonderful day exploring not only the Ossuary, but two Catholic churches and the mysterious streets around town. Above are some highlights from our day trip and the beautiful town.

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