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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa

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A chapel full of bones and inspiration for that in Evora.

Like other places around Europe, also Milan has it´s own chapel of bones. This beautiful yet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicenza, Italy
Beautiful church with a twist!

Beautiful church, as all of them are... But this one has as chapel that is decorated in the bones... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like other places around Europe, also Milan has it´s own chapel of bones. This beautiful yet macabre ossuary with human skulls and bones is contained inside the church of San Bernardino alle Ossa, as the name suggest. It was built during the 17th century to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church, as all of them are... But this one has as chapel that is decorated in the bones of plague victims. It was hauntingly beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelingCanadiansX2
Reviewed 30 September 2018

You visit this church for the Ossuary not for the church itself which is very plain inside and outside. The Ossuary is immediately to the right when you walk through the front doors and simply cannot be missed. The alcoves on it's walls are filled...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

In a chapel of San Bernardino, there is a small fascinating side chapel of bones an Ossuary. The bones make an attractive decoration but a bit creepy none the less. The entry to the church is free but the attendant invites you to make a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LouiseH562
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Well worth a visit. Not on the mainstream tourist route but only a short walk away from Duomo. A little eerie in the silence but impressive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We found the San Bernardino alle Ossa simply by coming across it, then looking it up on Google Maps to see what was inside. So, we visited it. It contains an awe-inspiring ossuary, which is unadvertised, and perhaps not well known--certainly amongst tourists. There was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank J-Shirt
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Well worth a visit the chapel is adorned with human skulls and bones around crosses. The silence was eerie but not scary, no one said a word we all just looked at the artwork, the whole building is full of history, very interesting.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Joan036
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Walk into San Bernardino chapel, hallway to the right leads to the ossuary. A bit unnerving at 1st but the artistic detail is fantastic. The chapel is beautiful as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank d2j2flanders
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Having read a little about this church, I was looking forward to this the most out of everything in our very busy holiday itinerary. It would be unlike anything I had witnessed before, and it didn't disappoint. The moment wasn't lost on me of what...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Dale-icious
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

A must see in Milan. Chapel is decorated with human skulls and bones. Sounds creepy, yet it is actually very beautiful. Church is full of history.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Entrance is free like most of all small churches in Italy. Just hours are funny and not clear
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