Sedlec Ossuary

On our last day in Prague, we took a train and visited the Sedlec Ossuary, which has been on my “to visit” list for a very long time!

But first we started with breakfast. I spotted cafe Černá Madona during our first day in Prague old town and was thinking that we might skip the hotel breakfast one day and go there as it looked interesting and the small cakes in the window absolutely delicious. Luckily everything also tasted delicious and coincidentally this cafe was on our way to the central railway station, so it was very convenient.

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Černá Madona
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Černá Madona

After breakfast we went to the train station, got the tickets, and found our train. I think the trip from Prague to Kutná Hora took an hour and a half. We got tickets without place reservations, but luckily we managed to find seats both ways as standing for 1,5 hours wasn’t a great option. So if you’re buying tickets in advance and know the exact times, you should book the seats as well.

The tickets were sold some 500m from the Sedlec Ossuary, but luckily there was no line not really a huge crowd. The church doesn’t look much different from any other church on the outside, but the chapel inside is artistically decorated with human bones. In fact there are more than 40 000 skeletons used to decorate this chapel. It was actually surprisingly small, but with lots of details. The chapel is Most people appreciated what was done, but funnily enough there were people, who really disapproved of the human bones used. It’s not like you can wander into this chapel by accident; in fact you need to put some effort into getting there, so I found it strange that these people decided to go through all the effort just to be offended.

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Sedlec Ossuary

We didn’t really spend any more time in Kutna Hora. The trains are going every two hours, so we wanted to be back in Prague in time for our dinner. This time we have booked restaurant called Levitate. The only bad thing I can say about this restaurant is that they wanted my credit card details in advance to secure the booking and it would be charged in case we wouldn’t show up. I don’t mind doing that, but they didn’t have a secure way for this and wanted them via email. I tried pushing back, but they said this is the only way, so I ended up giving credit card details for a card, which was actually debit and had like 100€ on it, so if the details were stolen, then at least the loss wouldn’t be huge. Luckily I don’t think they tried to reserve anything on it, so it worked.

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Levitate

The food was simply amazing! It was extremely good and had some unbelievable Czech wine pairings. The dinner was quite expensive, but it was totally worth it. Best food in a long time and if you only want spend that kind of money on food, this restaurant is absolutely worth it.

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Levitate
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Levitate

The next morning we only had time to grab breakfast and head to the airport. We got to know Prague a little better in these three days, but there is still plenty to see for next visits. The next time I go, I would absolutely love to get to know the street food scene better. We only got a small glimpse of it and it looked delicious. 🙂 I also think that Prague has a great art museums, which we unfortunately missed this time.

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