Klatovy Catacombs

Klatovy, Czech Republic

Subterranean catacombs under the Jesuit church in Klatovy were built in 1656-1676. Members of the order, as well as notable citizens, noblemen from the surroundings and other benefactors were buried there. Burying in the crypt was ended by the emperor Joseph II's order in 1783.

Thanks to an elaborate system of air circulation bodies in oak coffins were gradually mummified and conserved. The crypt can be visited through the entry on the right-hand side of the church.



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BJ Johnston (6 months ago)
Lady at the desk is miserable. Didn't believe my child was six... which is irrelevant because 6-15 is the same price. Rolled her eyes like a miserable sack. It's people like that made us not enjoy our time here. Smile, and sorry that you had to work on a holiday lady. Cool place if I wasn't accused of fraud. Kind of ruined it.
jeremy kalous (8 months ago)
I rarely give 5 stars to anywhere but this place is fabulous. Top sight in Klatovy. It’s very modern with good explanatory information. A few video reels as well. The mummies are amazing. Most preserved I’ve ever seen a yet in the world. As they explain, it’s natural mummification because of the hot dry atmosphere. A must see in Klatovy. Unfortunately I can’t post pictures of the mummies because it’s not allowed by Google. Same as art that shows nudity. Art censorship
Simon Juraj (8 months ago)
Pretty unique place, but price 150czk might be a bit too high. Except the mummies there is not much to see and there is not much info about those mummies. Too bad
Joshua Chandler (15 months ago)
Lots to see and learn here, much more than I expected and more interesting too! Definitely worth the price and a visit. Edit: the mummies are definitely scary/disturbing to look at! May be too much for kids.
Pavel Řepásek (3 years ago)
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