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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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Creeped out and awestruck

The contrast between the light church and the darker ossarium is amazing. 'Memento Mori' given... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CindeeNL
via mobile
Incredible!

This place is amazing, scary, interesting. I have never felt so weird, but at the same time amazed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ayna K
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Via Carlo Giuseppe Merlo 4, 20122 Milan, Italy
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"human bones"
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"main church"
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"bone chapel"
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"floor to ceiling"
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"strange feeling"
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"small donation"
in 3 reviews
"small chapel"
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"short walk from the duomo"
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"fascinating church"
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"above ground"
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"worth a visit"
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"famous duomo"
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"free entry"
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"in advance"
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"last supper"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The contrast between the light church and the darker ossarium is amazing. 'Memento Mori' given physical shape. Really close to the Duomo and the shopping mall. But please respect the building and its 'occupants', I was really frustrated by some other visitors who talked loudly...More

Thank CindeeNL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing, scary, interesting. I have never felt so weird, but at the same time amazed. The story of this is very interesting. I will go to see it again.

Thank Ayna K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place. A bit creepy but so glad I saw the skulls. Crazy that they have been there for so many years

Thank Emboo81
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Small room with many bones, but very photogenic. Photos are prohibited by the way but they barely reinforce the rule. So just wait long enough.

Thank DonCesar
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is a very unique little church. The 'draw', of course is the ossuary: a chapel filled, virtually floor to ceiling, with human bones. They are displayed in a very reverential manner and the effect is pretty awesome.

2  Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 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

3  Thank LuckySpade1983
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Reviewed 3 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
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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
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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
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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
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Vitiki J
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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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