The second church we visited is called the Sedlec Ossuary also known as The Bone Church. This is the most famous church in Kutna Hora. This church has bones of over 40,000 people on display. They began to artistically decorate this church with bones in 1511 and then did a reconstruction in the 1800s. We were excited to see this church to see what it was all about but as soon as we walked inside we instantly felt a strange feeling in our stomachs. It was hard to believe that these were real bones of people from so long ago. I also struggled with the reasoning of why people would use the bones of humans to decorate a church. Although it was a little disturbing it was absolutely a must see!
Finally, the last church was St. Barbara. As soon as we started walking up to this church it instantly had a large presence. The church was massive and the church grounds were beautiful. This is one of the most famous Gothic style churches within Central Europe and is also a UNESCO world heritage site. The construction of this church began in 1388 and after many interruptions was finally finished in 1905.
*** To see more photos from the trip you can click on this link- https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos
Or you should be able to click on the slide show on the bottom right hand side of the blog and it should bring you to the online web albums for each church!