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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa

Via Carlo Giuseppe Merlo 4, 20122 Milan, Italy
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Bones, skulls in the Chapel

Not too far from Duomo, but interestng when you can see bones, skulls in a church. Free entrance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Budapest, Hungary
Bizarre but great

After having visited the only other and original church of this kind in Portugal I was very eager... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Via Carlo Giuseppe Merlo 4, 20122 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too far from Duomo, but interestng when you can see bones, skulls in a church. Free entrance, but your shoulder must be covered. Very friendly guard.

Thank Koccix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having visited the only other and original church of this kind in Portugal I was very eager to visit the ossary.However I struggled to get the correct info regarding open times etc.I received info that it is open on Sundays till 12, but it...More

Thank Petru V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Mannerist style church w/ dome & lantern originates from 1269 but was rebuilt after 1712 and is located in the center of Milan. The exterior façade from 1776 has 3 doors flanked by two windows and two rows of 5 windows on top. The...More

1  Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Amazing and creep but definitely worth a visit one of my favorite places I've ever seen surprised there was hardly anyone there free to visit but donations welcome and deserved in my opinion

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We saw this when on a walking tour otherwise we'd of missed it. Highly recommend you seek this place out as it is fairly unusual, the bone room is stunning. A bit creepy but interesting nontheless, a different take on death from today. If you're...More

Thank LittleTripper456
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It is a Christian church with a "special" room. if you have a guide and tells you about the place it will be interesting. This local history is very interesting unfortunately not many people knows it. Take a guide.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Very interesting to see! I thought it was hard to find, went into the church and outside again, thought I was at the wrong place. When you go inside the church you have to go straight to the right. Trough there you go into a...More

1  Thank SandraSif
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank Boris B
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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...More

Thank Spencer S
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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.

Thank Mick A
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Vitiki J
hello, does anyone know, if I have to buy a ticket to get in the church? if yes, can i buy it on internet? I could only find guided tours, but nothing about that church entrance.
31 January 2017|
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Response from Pusm | Reviewed this property |
Entrance is free like most of all small churches in Italy. Just hours are funny and not clear
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