Bones of 40,000 make one interesting church
Trip Start Mar 23, 2010
6Trip End Apr 07, 2010
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One of the things we loved about Prague is how they set up their tours. Most flyers you find have a colored umbrella on the lower front corner. When you arrive at the old town square (where the Astronomical Clock is located) you look for a person holding the umbrella that matches the color you are looking for. Each tour company has their own color. We decided to go this route for Kunta Hora because the group would be back by 2pm. We knew if we took the train and tried to navigate it would be after dinner before we would manage to get back to Prague. After finding the umbrella we needed we headed out on our fun day.
There were only six of us on the tour (including the two of us) which was great
The Bone Church turned out to be something we thought was pretty cool. Creepy? A little. Creative use of the dead? Yes!
You walk in from the street level and head down a steep staircase to the lower floor of the chapel. In each corner there is a gigantic pile of skulls and bones. Outside of the chapel is a cemetery with very interesting headstones. If you like to check out old cemeteries take some time to wander through this one - it is not large, but it was interesting.
After our time at the Ossuary we headed into old town Kunta Hora to find the older section of town. Our guide walked with us up and down the small winding cobblestone streets and gave us all sorts of trivia/information on the town. Along our walk we stopped at a local pub for lunch and green beer. In the Czech Republic the day before good Friday is spent making colored beer - specifically green. It is just like our green St
After lunch we walked to the Church of Santa Barbara and the Jesuit College for more history on the cute little town. After our walking tour we loaded back up in our van and headed back to Prague.