03 Aug, 2009
Europe Part Five: Kutna Hora
Posted by: Scott In: The Rally
It was a leisurely ninety-minute drive to Kutna Hora. This town situated east of Prague was famous for its silver production and craftsmanship along with its churches. The church we came to visit, the Sedlec Ossuary (a.k.a. the Church of Bones), was closed by the time we got there, so we went over to a local campground and stayed there for the night.
The next morning we visited the main church, an amazing example of gothic architecture dating from the 13th century or so. After taking a brief stroll around the church and downtown we headed off to the Church of Bones. It was smaller than I expected, and totally packed with tourists, but it definitely lived up to its name! There were piles of bones everywhere, and everything in the church, from the altar to the chandelier, was made of human bones.
It didn’t take long to see all there was to see in the Ossuary, and we then proceeded off to Budapest, Hungary.
Pictures have been posted in the gallery.