Another church, but a very different one

Trip Start Jun 14, 2013
Trip End Aug 09, 2013

Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Map Options
Show trip route
Hide lines

Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Today was the last day of our tour, we headed back to Prauge and on the way we stopped at another church (any one that has been to europe knows that you visit plenty of churches!)

This one was different, the priest back in the day visited Israel and brought back some soil to sprinkle around the church, this meant many people wanted to be buried there so they thought they would go to heaven which is interesting theology. After the plague they had so many people that had prepaid to be buried there, that they just put them in the underground chapel of the church, they had 400,000 bodies in a small village church. It was obviously an entrepreneurial church because in the 1800's one of the monks decided to decorate the church with the bones, it's hard to explain but I have attached some pics.

We then went into the city which most people miss, it had a huge gothic style church which in any other city would have been a huge attraction but here it was only second fiddle to the small bone church. We wandered around and saw where they had the mint that produced all the money a while back and through the old town, it was also nice and relaxed.

After lunch we traveled back to Prauge and said goodbye to many of the party and collapsed in our room for a couple of hours before going our for tea with those that were left for another night before leaving the next morning. We went to an underground restaurant which was good and had a fun evening enjoying the cheap food before we headed to France and the UK where it won't be cheap!
Slideshow Report as Spam
  • Your comment has been posted. Click here or reload this page to see it below.

  • You must enter a comment
  • You must enter your name
  • You must enter a valid name (" & < > \ / are not accepted).
  • Please enter your email address to receive notification
  • Please enter a valid email address

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html: