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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa

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Address: Via Carlo Giuseppe Merlo 4, 20122 Milan, Italy
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A Bit Scary, But Do Not Miss It

The church is close to Duomo and do not miss to go there. The church itself is not amazing, although it is worth seeing, but the small chapel right from the entrance is something... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The church is close to Duomo and do not miss to go there. The church itself is not amazing, although it is worth seeing, but the small chapel right from the entrance is something you should not miss. It is has a thousands of sculls and bones and I cannot describe the feeling I got.

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Thank Boris B
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church itself isn't particularly remarkable inside or outside, in fact we struggled to find the entrance although the beggar on the front door asking for money soon made it obvious. Almost everyone comes here for the ossa or ossary, a monumental collection of bones (skulls and shins I believe) that fill the walls of one room, a very tall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not one to really 'rate' a visit to a mediaeval church, as if it is a tourist attraction, but the sense of history and mortality in the bone chamber is special....serene.

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Thank Mick A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 church was the most impressive monument for my 15 years daughter. Don't missed- it's close to Duomo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I just can have the words to describe the feeling when you entry for the first time in the ossuary, is such a strange feeling. I had shivers and my body start to tremble. So impressive to see all the bones from those persons settled in that chapel and to actually see and touch them.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Simple looking church on the outside and inside, but turn right and you enter another place. A bone chapel, the sides filled with human skulls. chilling. The frescos on the ceiling is also nice. Quiet place to spend 10-15 minutes in. Just off the tourist belt.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Beautiful chapel with several important paintings. Very welcoming and quiet. The "ossario" it small, but impressive. Floor to ceiling human bones arranged in crosses and sections. It is reminiscent of the tunnels in Rome, but with out the tight underground quarters. A small donation is asked for and worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The little chapel ("ossario", on the right after you enter the church) is decorated from floor to ceiling with human bones. Fascinating!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Chapel of human bones... It's first time to see the place like this, very impressive. Will definitely show it next time my friends and relatives come to find me.

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