San Bernardino alle Ossa

San Bernardino alle Ossa

Via Verziere, 2 – corner with Via Carlo Giuseppe Merlo, 4
MM1 or MM3 Duomo, then walk 900 metres through Piazza Fontana

Categories: Monuments and Churches
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This church owns its fame to its most famous ossuary, decorated with human skulls and bones.

In 1738 King John V of Portugal was so struck from this chapel, that had a very similar one built in Evora, near Lisbon.

Open Mon-Fri 8 am – 12 pm / 1:30 – 6 pm, Sat-Sun 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (closed in the afternoon).


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