Ossuary at the Church of Saint James
Its original size makes it the second biggest ossuary in Europe (right after the ossuary in Paris). Today, it’s a tourist attraction as well as a place of reverence.
- Consisting of three burial chambers, it was established probably in the 17th century.
- Discovered in the 21st century, it was reconstructed and opened to the public in 2012.
- It contains the remains of over 50 thousand people from the times of the Thirty Years’ War, the siege of Brno by the Swedish army, and the cholera and plague epidemics.
- Music composed by local artist Miloš Štědroň contributes to its special atmosphere.
- Open year-round.
Ossuary of Saint James - cash desk
Mgr. Zuzana Schmidtová
Head of Coordinating Underground Workers