Kutná Hora, the city of silver, rightly earned the second nickname “treasury of the country”. The wealth acquired through silver mining helped to bring about an economic boom for the Kingdom of Bohemia. A unique structure which will ensure that your visit to this royal city is a memorable experience is the Late Gothic Church of St. Barbara, dedicated to the patron saint of miners. This architectural and ecclesiastical jewel was constructed by master builders over a period of more than 500 years and is a symbol of the power and importance of this mining town. Another architectural gem is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist in Sedlec, known as the “cathedral of light” due to its huge windows. The prominent Czech architect Jan Blažej Santini Aichl took part in its reconstruction in the Baroque-Gothic style.
|Start time:||13:00 p.m.|
|Tour duration:||5,5 hours|
|Type of tour:||bus and walking|
|Start and finish tour:||Hotel pick up/drop off|
|Stops:||Kutna Hora Main Square, Sedlec Ossuary|
|Languages:||English, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, French|
On a visit to the city, make sure not to miss the magnificent Stone Fountain and the Italian Court, which served as the central mint and a residence of Czech kings. At the Czech Museum of Silver, a lively presentation will acquaint you with the history of silver mining here. As part of the tour, you will descend – equipped only with a portable light, a helmet and a miner’s tunic – through a 250-metre corridor of a medieval mine. The historical core of the city, together with the Church of St. Barbara and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kutna Hora is a nice town actually in the middle of the Czech Republic. It was founded in 12th century, so its history is rich and interesting. Kutna Nora is very beautiful and harmonious town, the architecture here deserves special attention and analysis. It seems that you can walk around this city for a long time and tirelessly examine patterns on temples and Czech castles. The best way to learn some interesting facts about this city is to go for Kutna Hora day tour.
The Kutna Hora architecture is wonderful. The architecture style of all the city center is Gothic. The main sight of Kutna Hora is the Church of St. Barbara. The Gothic style for this temple is great. The stained glasses, ceiling vaults, interiors. This church is now an object of UNESCO world cultural heritage.
But the Gothic architecture style in not the only in Kutna Hora. There are also many of the buildings of the Baroque and Renaissance. During the trip the professional guide will tell the tourist group about every interesting building, so the travelers will be able not only learn about the sights, but also have time to consider them in detail.
There is also a wonderful structure – a unique fountain of amazing beauty, power and grandeur. It was built in the 15th century and now you can still see it at arm’s length. On the Kutna Hora day tour from Prague the guide will tell the tourists its history and meaning.
Sedlec is one of the districts of the Kutna Hora city, but it is not usual. There is an interesting place, which attracts tourists from different parts of the world during the years. This place is the Bone Church. The outer part of the chapel is actually usual, but inside this building is decorated by about 40000 real human skeletons! The Bone Church tour will tell the tourists the history of this place, how and why it was used. It is very interesting to see this chapel and to learn its meaning!
The Kutna Hora tour from Prague is an interesting and useful way to take a little rest, but learn very much of new information during it. Never forget about self-development – you always need to learn and explore the world around you, replenish your knowledge. In addition, such short, but very busy trips will help to make new acquaintances or even friends. It is very important to change the situation sometimes. You will never know or feel new impressions and sensations until you decide to leave the house and start traveling, even if only for 1 day.