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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. For Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa and beyond, use our Milan vacation planner to get the most from your Milan vacation.
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  • in the area adjacent to the University of Milan there is this church with its "particularity" of the Church's furnishing osse exposed to worth visiting even for an intimate spiritual reflection along with gentle composure of the Church!
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  • 这次特意做攻略,就是对人骨教堂产生好奇心,就在米兰大教堂附近。这里有两个教堂,我们第一次走错到另一个教堂,进去没发现人骨,结果就在这个教堂隔壁。进入教堂很安静,在右边有个通道进入另一个偏堂,一进门就看到整个房间的墙壁上都是人骨堆起来的,里面有点阴森森的。带着尊敬严肃的心情细细看着这些骸骨。这样的教堂真的很另类。 
  • Is worth a mass ' and then visit the nearby ossuary where collected remains of men of various ages, both good and bad, rich and poor. A testimony of Milan is its history. It is recommended to finish the visit with a Requiem.
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  • Really unique. Never seen anything similar. Costed 1 euro per person (which is super fine, but was a bit weird as it was a "forced donation"), but worth and it makes sense to support a bit.
  • Appreciate the relationship between death and life in ancient world....nowadays we hide death..but in those time.. death is common.
  • A must visit place in Milan. This ia the place where you will be able to find lots of skulls.
  • A secret little spot. The entrance to the hall is 1 euro donation. Spook
  • Must see in Milan! Check out the inside chappel, famous by the decoration made out of human skulls and bones.