Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, Milan

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Hidden just steps away from the massive crowds flocking to the Duomo, Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa boasts an impressive bone chapel. The side chapel, adjacent to the church, was built in 1210 to house the bones of individuals when the next-door cemetery ran out of space. The main church was added later, in 1269, and a larger church was erected from its remains after a devastating fire in the 18th century. Now, curious visitors can explore this church and its famous ossuary chapel, much of which is decorated in the Rococo style. See Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa and all Milan has to offer by arranging your trip with our Milan tour planner .
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  • The Church dates from the 13th century, rebuilds between the 17th and 18th centuries, very nice inside, octagonal, Baroque marble altars, in addition to the two chapels on the sides, in addition to the choir loft, Pacific Izoli, speaking from the early 20th century rich anyway its interior, noteworthy the Ossuary Chapel, a small square space, with walls covered entirely by skulls and bones, the chapel-Ossuary, has a frescoed vault, from masters of the time.
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  • the Church is normal, one more of the many, but within it there is an ossuary decorated with skulls and human bones. Although it is not something cute, it's very interesting to see. the Church is somewhat hidden and also the ossuary, but is very close to the duomo and it is worth going a few minutes
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  • Small room with many bones, but very photogenic. Photos are prohibited by the way but they barely reinforce the rule. So just wait long enough.  more »
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  • Other than to say entry is free and it seems comparatively quiet, this church isn't well served by a text review - check out the photos! Then do a little research to uncover some of the other somewhat macabre practices associated with this church.
  • Very interesting and beautiful in an off beat way. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Definitely make time to see this amazing chapel. They have a history in English printed out for visitors.
  • Creepy and beautiful at the same time. Good also to enjoy fresh air and silence if visiting Milan in a crowded day of summer. The bones chapel is a true hidden treasure few minutes walking from the Milan mainstream attractions.
  • Really interesting place to visit when in Milan. Morbidly fascinating, it will make you sigh and shiver at the same time and turn you into an unconventional traveller.

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