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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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Incredible and unexpected find

We found the San Bernardino alle Ossa simply by coming across it, then looking it up on Google Maps... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
J-Shirt
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Edmonton, Canada
Humbling

Well worth a visit the chapel is adorned with human skulls and bones around crosses. The silence... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Joan036
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London, United Kingdom
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Via Carlo Giuseppe Merlo 4, 20122 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the San Bernardino alle Ossa simply by coming across it, then looking it up on Google Maps to see what was inside. So, we visited it. It contains an awe-inspiring ossuary, which is unadvertised, and perhaps not well known--certainly amongst tourists. There was...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Well worth a visit the chapel is adorned with human skulls and bones around crosses. The silence was eerie but not scary, no one said a word we all just looked at the artwork, the whole building is full of history, very interesting.

Thank Joan036
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Walk into San Bernardino chapel, hallway to the right leads to the ossuary. A bit unnerving at 1st but the artistic detail is fantastic. The chapel is beautiful as well.

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Having read a little about this church, I was looking forward to this the most out of everything in our very busy holiday itinerary. It would be unlike anything I had witnessed before, and it didn't disappoint. The moment wasn't lost on me of what...More

2  Thank Dale-icious
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

A must see in Milan. Chapel is decorated with human skulls and bones. Sounds creepy, yet it is actually very beautiful. Church is full of history.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

I found this little church on Trip Advisor under things to do. It has a chapel to the side decorated with bones! Must see!

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

this church was not too hard to find, my children found it amazing as they couldn't believe that real skulls were placed in the walls. very fascinating for all of us as we also wanted to visit similar to catacombs, we enjoyed our visit here.

Thank Luc U
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

I was fascinated by this church when I saw here on Tripadvisor's "Things to Do" and I'm glad I had a chance to visit it. My hotel was only a few blocks down, but its quite a discrete location tucked away on a side of...More

2  Thank Pinkcaviar
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 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

1  Thank CindeeNL
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

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.

1  Thank Ayna K
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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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