Church of Saint Peter and Paul in Mělník

The church in Mělník ranks among the most valuable church buildings in the town, and in the region as a whole due to its status as one of the oldest churches in Bohemia. The building includes an ossuary that houses the remains of almost 15,000 people. The bones are arranged into images symbolising faith, hope, and love.

The building, as it exists today, is a mixture of several architectural styles – Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Historicist. According to chronicle accounts and modern research, the original church was built in the 10th century. Along with the ossuary in Sedlec near Kutná Hora, the Mělník ossuary located in the church crypt ranks among the largest in Bohemia. It was created in the 1530s and houses the remains of about ten to fifteen thousand people. It was organised into its present form by professor Jindřich Matiegka. The ephemeral nature of life is brought into focus using images constructed out of bones and skulls – crosses, anchors and hearts, which is to say the symbols of faith, hope and love.

Související informace


Na vyhlídce 18, Mělník, 276 01

GSM:+420 731 518 750

Opening hours

March - October Mo - closed
Tu - Fr 9:30 - 16:00 open
Sa - Su 10:00 - 16:00 open

Entrance fee

Full entrance fee:50,00 KČ
Discount entrance fee:25,00 KČ
Full entrance fee:40,00 KČ
Discount entrance fee:20,00 KČ


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