|Photo credit: Atlasobscura.com|
If my family were to rank the coolest thing we saw on this trip to Poland, it would be this - Kaplica Czaszek, or Chapel of the Skulls. For all you plague lovers out there, this is going to blow your mind.
In honor of Cholera and other plague victims, as well as various skirmishes, a priest built this chapel out of their bones in 1776. In the chapel itself, there are 3,000 souls represented. In a crypt below the chapel (which we were able to peek into), another 21,000 skeletons reside. It is truly a creepy creepy thing. We were not able to take photos inside (I wanted to try surreptitiously with my iPhone, but a scary nun was eye-balling us) so I have used one I got from the Internet.