Spooky Bone Chapel and the Cross Club

Trip Start Apr 09, 2014
Trip End Aug 01, 2014

Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

On a rainy, miserable day we trod to the central station where Fi is harassed by the same homeless man / questionable thief found in the old town area the day prior.

Our destination lies an hour from Prague in a town called Kutna Hora. This small medieval town used to be one of the wealthiest in Europe due to its silver mines.

The creepiest attraction is an ossuary known as the bone chapel. Attached to this chapel was a cemetery where many in the past desired to be buried. During the plague in the 14th century the numbers of bodies grew largely - too large for the grounds. Eventually the bones were cleaned and an architect designed the interior of the ossuary to hold the 40,000 human skeletons. The chandelier in the middle of the building uses bones from every part of the human skeleton. It was a truly spooky experience and a must see!

From there we wandered around the town through the medieval street to St Barbara cathedral. The outside is stunning and my pictures do not do it justice. The interior was the same as many churches look in Europe and a bit boring.

Kutna Hora is a very cute, archaic town with large snails and a musty/tobacco/urine strange smell. But feeling damp and hungry it is time to get back to Prague. I have to finally buy some belgian chocolate from Leonidas on the way though!

For Pivo we go to Cross Club. Think strange metal machinery with moving parts outside, an outdoor bar encased in metal and inside many levels and rooms and corners with strange moving metal parts. It is like stepping into a scene from Wall-E. Our local tap beer costed the equivalent of NZ$1.16. However Europe seems to be king of deposits so we pay the same amount for our plastic cup for its safe return.
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