Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

Kutná Hora is a town in the Czech Republic, famous for its silver mines, from which, in the Middle Ages, up to one third of European production came to finance the construction of churches and monuments and magnificent houses. There are several sites to visit: the Sainte-Barbe church (begun in 1388 and completed in 1905), the royal castle called Italian Court, the Ursulines cloister (1735), the Corpus Christi chapel among others. The entire historic center has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


Do not miss the visit to the funerary chapel of All-the-Saints and its famous baroque ossuary. It is a former Cistercian abbey of Sedlec near Kutná Hora. Visit also the Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Jean-Baptiste Cathedral, inscribed on the UNESCO list, and the ossuary of the church of the cemetery of All Saints. If you visit these monuments late in the evening, the guides will make you a visit dressed as a Cistercian monk. The church buildings and the ossuary are lit only with candles. You can listen to Gregorian chants and the sound of the organ of the cathedral.

Vinné Sklepy is a family-run company whose goal is to renew its mature glory and rehabilitate a long-standing tradition linked to the cultivation of vines in the region of Kutná Hora. A cycling discovery route will take you from a picturesque square to the vineyards below Sukov. This 6 km route connects the historical center of Kutná Hora with the vineyards.

If you like museums, visit the Museum of Silver where an exhibition dedicated to the exploitation of silver and other subjects awaits you.

If you like art, visit the Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region (Gask), which specializes in the art of the 20th and 21st centuries, but temporary exhibitions also unfold older art. You will discover, as part of a permanent collection, how Czech art developed in the twentieth century.

You can buy a combined entrance that will allow you to visit St. Barbara’s Church, the Ossuary, the Church of the Assumption and the Art Gallery and save money.

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