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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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  • It took us a while to find the entrance, because the street number shown is not the entrance of the Church. But we turned it around her and found a tiny door. Soon the left of the entrance, ossuary. In a very bizarre, impresses, it's amazing. Don't pay anything to enter and we were able to meet this space. Not to be missed!
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  • 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...  more »
  • On the outside it appears to be a church that is not out of the ordinary, but entering we find paintings in the ceiling. The interior of the chapel has an impressive amount of human bones. I had never seen something similar.
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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.