Kutná Hora is located about 90 km to the east of Prague. The past of the town is linked to the history of silver mining and minting. Amazing gothic architectural monuments, such as the five-naved St. Barbara’s Church, the Italian Court, and the Stone Haus, can be found in the center of the charming little town.
In the neighborhood is Sedlec, home of a unique tourist attraction – the Ossuary, often referred to as the Bone Church. The crypt has an original interior decorated with human bones of thousands of individuals. Since 1995 both Kutna Hora and Sedlec are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Can you imagine a more bizarre decoration than a chandelier made of human bones? Would you like to know more about silver mining and minting? Enjoy a 1/2 day tour from Prague to a quiter destination. Have some time to explore and relax in this medieval gem.
Our tour begins with a visit of the Ossuary the Chapel of All Saints, which is part of the former Cistercian monastery. Most groups just complete this visit and move to the center of Kutna Hora. But on our tour, we will visit another religious monument located just a few steps from there, the beautiful Church of the Assumption. You will also be able to ascend to the attic of the church and see the church vault from the other side.
The second part of the tour will take in the center of the town Kutná Hora, where we’ll walk from the Jesuit College to the Cathedral of St. Barbara, a gem of Gothic architecture from the fourteenth century. We will also walk through the so-called sculpture gallery looking just like a more petite version of Charles Bridge. Kutná Hora has always competed against Prague. See for yourself who won this battle. On our walk, we will pass by the former silver mine, Museum of Silver, and the Church of St. James. Our final destination is the Italian Court, a former temporary home to the Czech King Wenceslas IV, who moved here from Prague to escape the Hussites movement. In addition to being a royal residence, the Italian Court served mainly as a mint for not only the Czech lands but the entire Holy Roman Empire.
If you want to spend the entire day in Kutná Hora, we suggest a visit to the interiors of the former silver mine (only in the summer months).
All-day tour or half-day tour, In both cases, however, you will have enough time for lunch in the local beer tavern or for an optional visit of the Italian court Interiors.
Whether Kutna Hora won over Prague or not, but we can say for sure that even though it was registered on the UNESCO list, there are still not so many tourists as there are in Prague. You have the opportunity to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city and sit in the local gardens overlooking the skyline of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, the Jesuit College, and the charming vineyards