Kutná Hora – The city of silver. In 1995 the city centre was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Its history dates back to the end of the 13th century. Later it became a wealthy royal city thanks to the discovery of silver recourses.
The most famous sight is the late gothic Church of St. Barbora. It is one of four Cathedrals in the Czech Republic. The Cathedral is dedicated to St. Barbora – a patron of all workers with dangerous professions, especially miners. This masterpiece is a work of many great architects, such as Petr Parler or Benedikt Ried. The architects are well known especially for their work on the Prague Castle.
Cemetery Church of All Saints with the Ossuary
According to a legend, the cemetery church in Sedlec was the oldest holy field in Central Europe. Soil which was brought from Jerusalem in the end of the 13th century was scattered at the Sedlec cemetery. Over 40,000 were buried here – victims of the plague and the Hussite wars. At the end of the 15th century the skeletal remains were exhumed and stored in the Church. Supposedly, a half-blind monk stacked these remains into pyramids. The unique baroque skeletal decoration from the end of the 18th century is well preserved to this day.
I will also show you the Jesuit College with baroque statues, the Stone house, the Stone fountain, the Italian Court and much more!
How long does it take to get to Kutná Hora?
Kutná Hora is located approximately 70 kilometres from Prague and it usually takes between 1-1,5 hours to get there.
Duration: 5 hours