After a one hour drive east of Prague you will arrive at the immensely architecturally rich town of Kutná Hora, which was built in the middle Ages in the midst of an extensive silver ore field.
It became over the course of time, the second most significant town after Prague because of the production of money which symbolizes the force and wealth of Czech kings and the kingdom.
While walking through the historical centre of the town you quickly realize why it was recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage site. The interior of the Cathedral of St. Barbara (patroness of the miners) undoubtedly ranks among the best examples of late Gothic architecture in Bohemia. You will also visit the Sedlec Ossuary, a small Roman Catholic Chapel, which is one of the twelve World Heritage sites in the Czech Republic and is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people and the bones are artistically arranged to form decorations for the chapel. Also there is a visit tothe Old Mint where Prague Gros and later Austrian Tolar were made.
Staying in Prague‘s Pedestrian Zone?
Some hotels cannot be accessed by car due to the pedestrianised zone in Prague’s historical city centre. If you are staying in the following hotels, you will need to meet your guide at the meeting point Narodni 38, Prague 1, 110 00 Czech Republic. This should be no more than 10 minutes‘ walk from your hotel.
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