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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa

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Address: Via Carlo Giuseppe Merlo 4, 20122 Milan, Italy
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07:30 - 12:00
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Amazing and creep but definitely worth a visit one of my favorite places I've ever seen surprised there was hardly anyone there free to visit but donations welcome and deserved in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing and creep but definitely worth a visit one of my favorite places I've ever seen surprised there was hardly anyone there free to visit but donations welcome and deserved in my opinion

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We saw this when on a walking tour otherwise we'd of missed it. Highly recommend you seek this place out as it is fairly unusual, the bone room is stunning. A bit creepy but interesting nontheless, a different take on death from today. If you're not with a guide there's a good description on a sign outside. It's free to... More 

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Romania
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101 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It is a Christian church with a "special" room. if you have a guide and tells you about the place it will be interesting. This local history is very interesting unfortunately not many people knows it. Take a guide.

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Thank Daniel M
Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Very interesting to see! I thought it was hard to find, went into the church and outside again, thought I was at the wrong place. When you go inside the church you have to go straight to the right. Trough there you go into a chapel filled with bones. Amazing to see and at the same time little bit scary!

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437 reviews
370 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The church is close to Duomo and do not miss to go there. The church itself is not amazing, although it is worth seeing, but the small chapel right from the entrance is something you should not miss. It is has a thousands of sculls and bones and I cannot describe the feeling I got.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The church itself isn't particularly remarkable inside or outside, in fact we struggled to find the entrance although the beggar on the front door asking for money soon made it obvious. Almost everyone comes here for the ossa or ossary, a monumental collection of bones (skulls and shins I believe) that fill the walls of one room, a very tall... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Not one to really 'rate' a visit to a mediaeval church, as if it is a tourist attraction, but the sense of history and mortality in the bone chamber is special....serene.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The church is fascinating, I have never seen something like this in my life, there are more skulls than I expected and it leaves you speechless.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It's such a strange feeling when you entry for the first time in the ossuary.You can not talk..it's so impressive.. Human bones are arranged in crosses and sections from floor to the ceiling. That church was the most impressive monument for my 15 years daughter. Don't missed- it's close to Duomo

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Arad County, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I just can have the words to describe the feeling when you entry for the first time in the ossuary, is such a strange feeling. I had shivers and my body start to tremble. So impressive to see all the bones from those persons settled in that chapel and to actually see and touch them.

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