To be really honest, even though it's a nice visit to the small chapel with bones on the walls, i don't think it justifies the 4€ entrance fee.
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I can imagine a very creative monk with lots of time (and bones) on his hands. The idea of having your earthly remains in a chapel or in the yard of a church is not new, but in a creative display? That is unique!! Very...More
There are a couple of ossuaries in Romania but I had not seen anything like this. I was a bit surprised to see many families with children in the chapel since it is not exactly a child friendly attraction. The cathedral is free to visit....More
But interesting for those who like this sort of place, like the roman catacombs and the franciscan church in Rome on the via Veneto
It will probably sound strange to say that this is not the first bone chapel that my husband and I have visited, though it is by far the most artfully designed, and well worth experiencing. Viewing human skeletons inevitably leads to ruminations on mortality in...More
Cults are always strange to analyze, but chapels of bones are somewhat common in southern Europe. This one is less creepy than most nainly because it recently underwent a comprehensize reconstruction and reconditioning, and it's now quite pleasant.
Overwhelming feeling of calm & peace when you walk in. Not what I expected at all! Beautiful inside. Spend sime time just standing quietly in the chapel. The other big surprise was upstairs. Hundreds of Nativity scenes from all over the world. Lost track of...More
Quite amazing. I have never heard, nor seen anything like this. The Franciscans dug up the graves in town, and stacked them to form a chapel. Absolutely amazing, but not sure why this was done. The explanations say how it was done, and when, but...More