Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa

Local nameChiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa
LocationDuomo, Milan, Italy

San Bernardino alle Ossa is a church in Milan, northern Italy, best known for its ossuary, a small side chapel decorated with numerous human skulls and bones.

In 1210, when an adjacent cemetery ran out of space, a room was built to hold bones. A church was attached in 1269. Renovated in 1679, it was destroyed by a fire in 1712. A new bigger church was then attached to the older one and dedicated to Saint Bernardino of Siena.

Tags BoneSkullPlace of WorshipOssuaryChapelCatholicChristianChurchFreeHidden Gem
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Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - noon, 1 pm - 4 pm
Sat, Sun: 7:30 am - noon

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Address Via Verziere 2, 20122 Milano, Italy

Coordinates 45°27'45.341" N 9°11'43.903" E

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