The Ossuary of St. James’ Church, Brno

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  • Wow, what impressive. The architectural history and how they have presented. Very nicely displayed. This charnel museum is the largest in the Czech Republic and the second largest in Europe with its 50,000 bones
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  • Informative and Nice, but very small. In a few minutes is required a disproportionate rate. Maybe at a discount to increase attendance.
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  • small somewhat hidden place beneath the Cathedral of st james, rather gloomy but interesting... the place is very small, I imagined it more big... charge entry and only give you a small sheet with the overview or history of the place in Spanish, is not essential but if spare you 15 minutes and some crowns... You can enter to see it with your own eyes...
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  • It was very interesting, the history of the ossuary was an excellent read. For being the second largest in Europe I was a little disappointed in the size, that said it is still impressive to see the displays. It takes a moment to truly understand the amount deceased you comes close to. If you are around and need time to fill your trip check this out.
  • Long time I didn't visit this place, I should go again soon:) I recommend you, nice and interesting place
  • Few bones sculptures in underground tunnel. Expected more from second largest ossuary in Europe.
  • It's really an interesting place. Despite the fact that it is the second largest ossuary in Europe, the exhibition is quite small. Part of the information (the first room) is both in English and Czech language; however, the rest of them is only in Czech. You'll get a 'brochure' with introduction in your native language but is is a bit repetitive (redundant with the information in the entrance room). The chambers with bones are impressive, decorated with some modern artworks (unfortunately descriptions were in Czech language) along the old tombstones. The price wasn't bad but I purchased a concession ticket. This place is certainly worth a visit in Brno.
  • This place is amazing. These were all people once who lived their lives and now they're a wall. Says a lot about life that does. This and the Capuchin Crypt are must visits in Brno.

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