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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa

Via Carlo Giuseppe Merlo 4, 20122 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7602 3735
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This was my first ossuary, it is near the Duomo which we had visited first. The church was a little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Willenhall, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Not something you find in most tourguides but something you must see when in Milaan. If you are a... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Iona M
Bilzen, Belgium
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“bone chapel” (6 reviews)
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Via Carlo Giuseppe Merlo 4, 20122 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7602 3735
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first ossuary, it is near the Duomo which we had visited first. The church was a little hard to find, we initially walked past it. There is another large church next to it and the road it is on is small. The...More

Thank LuckySpade1983
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Not something you find in most tourguides but something you must see when in Milaan. If you are a fan off the catacomb in Paris you will love this place.

Thank Iona M
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I have a thing for skulls and bones so if you do too you definitely should visit this place! It was quite hard to find but with a map app you should be okay. You first enter the “regular” church, then on the right is...More

Thank Kimia S
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The ossuary is not widely promoted, but for me it is a must see in Milan. Very close to the Duomo, but without a huge inflow of tourists, it offers an amazing experience of meeting with Death as it was seen and perceived before our...More

Thank avadakedavra2017
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This is a must see when in milan. When you find the church you think you have arrived in the wrong church. When you enter look to the right and there is a sign ( an arrow printed on paper) it’s a second smaller church...More

Thank romanchicks
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

It's a must see just off the Duomo and Reale. It is humbling, beautiful yet haunting. The Osse are so magnificent, and real. They were collected from the nearby Hospital. It's open to visitors most days except during mass and other church functions.

Thank valerier746
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The Ossa Bones church is rather small, With 2 sections. It is very startling to see half of it is all bones. Some will call it creepy, But, I look at it as a tribute to Souls from the past and should be treated with...More

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 7 November 2017

San Bernardino is a medieval church built on an old cemetery site. Inside on the right there is an entire area with walls covered with bones, human bones. To say it, looks so weird, but in truth it is very impressive and not scary one....More

Thank Monicadelle
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Entering the ossuary is very humbling. You naturally lower your tone to a whisper and slow your movements. The amount of human remains is staggering. I couldn't begin to count the souls contained in the walls and ceiling. I suppose back then it was completely...More

Thank sashao208
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Spooky place! You literally feel goosebumps when entering the ossario - ossa means a bone. The walls are made entirely from human bones taken from a graveyard and placed in this church because during the plague so many people died that there was no place...More

Thank Olga S
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Vitiki J
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Entrance is free like most of all small churches in Italy. Just hours are funny and not clear
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