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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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  • Sweetheart Chapel outside, eerie-in) free entrance, but looking very thick hints that would be better off and throw a coin. The walls of the chapel-crypt are composed of human bones and skulls that, by itself, is not a very attractive sight. But visit this place worth it.
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  • The church is fascinating, I have never seen something like this in my life, there are more skulls than I expected and it leaves you speechless. 
  • It's such a strange feeling when you entry for the first time in the ossuary.You can not talk..it's so impressive.. Human bones are arranged in crosses and sections from floor to the ceiling. That chu...  more »
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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.