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Kutná Hora

Kutná Hora

History of this town, located only 60 km away from Prague, is closely connected with silver mining.

Kutná Hora was founded in the 13th century, and due to the fact that about one third of European silver output was produced in the town’s mines, for a long time (up to the 16th century) Kutná Hora was called the “treasury” of the Czech Republic. In this town every street and every building is filled with history. Best known sights include St. Barbara’s church, an architectural monument, one of the most unusual churches in Europe built in gothic style, throughout the centuries it preserved its medieval collection of paintings. Today St. Barbara’s church is a UNESCO world heritage site, along with The Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist, which is situated in Sedlec, and the historical centre of Kutná Hora itself.

But the main tourist attraction of Kutná Hora is the Sedlec Ossuary beneath the All Saints cemetery church. The extraordinary thing about it is that all of its decorations and furnishings are made of human bones.

Other popular tourist sites include Hrádek (museum of silver) and medieval silver mine, Italian court (it served as a mint and as a treasury), Stone house, where one can learn about cuisine and crafts of medieval times.

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