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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa

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Address: Via Carlo Giuseppe Merlo 4, 20122 Milan, Italy
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Not one to really 'rate' a visit to a mediaeval church, as if it is a tourist attraction, but the sense of history and mortality in the bone chamber is special....serene.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not one to really 'rate' a visit to a mediaeval church, as if it is a tourist attraction, but the sense of history and mortality in the bone chamber is special....serene.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is fascinating, I have never seen something like this in my life, there are more skulls than I expected and it leaves you speechless.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's such a strange feeling when you entry for the first time in the ossuary.You can not talk..it's so impressive.. Human bones are arranged in crosses and sections from floor to the ceiling. That church was the most impressive monument for my 15 years daughter. Don't missed- it's close to Duomo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just can have the words to describe the feeling when you entry for the first time in the ossuary, is such a strange feeling. I had shivers and my body start to tremble. So impressive to see all the bones from those persons settled in that chapel and to actually see and touch them.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple looking church on the outside and inside, but turn right and you enter another place. A bone chapel, the sides filled with human skulls. chilling. The frescos on the ceiling is also nice. Quiet place to spend 10-15 minutes in. Just off the tourist belt.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful chapel with several important paintings. Very welcoming and quiet. The "ossario" it small, but impressive. Floor to ceiling human bones arranged in crosses and sections. It is reminiscent of the tunnels in Rome, but with out the tight underground quarters. A small donation is asked for and worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The little chapel ("ossario", on the right after you enter the church) is decorated from floor to ceiling with human bones. Fascinating!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chapel of human bones... It's first time to see the place like this, very impressive. Will definitely show it next time my friends and relatives come to find me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

A short walk from the Duomo is this church with an adjoining ossuary which houses human skull and bones. The skulls of criminals beheaded are also on show over the back doors. Great place if you like the macabre side of travel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Situated just a 2 minute walk from the back of the Duomo this is a fascinating church/chapel. Peaceful and tranquil, a mass going on the first time I visited. The church is decorated with human skulls and bones and it's fascinating to look at, not at all creepy, the bones are very old, even the small altar is decorated with... More 

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