Kutná Hora, the city of silver, is deservedly attributed the other name “national treasury”. This is to say that its wealth helped to ensure the boom of the Czech Kingdom. The centre of the city was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1995 thanks to its historical importance and architectural gems. All of the streets, houses and churches exude a long history full of important events. The symbol of Kutná Hora is the unique late Gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara.
GASK Kutná Hora
Set out for the historical city of Kutná Hora in search of modern art. You will find the Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region (GASK) in one of the city’s dominant features, in the extensive Baroque Jesuit College. The gallery specialises in fine art of the 20th and 21st centuries, but does also showcase older art in short-term exhibitions. In the permanent exhibition, you will learn how Czech art of the 20th century developed. The Education Centre will ensure that your children will not get bored in the gallery. Buy a discount ticket which you can use to visit the gems of Kutná Hora: the gallery, nearby St. Barbara’s Cathedral, the unique Ossuary and the Church of the Assumption of our Lady.
Silver mine in Kutná Hora
Explore the Czech Museum of Silver in Kutná Hora, where you will see an exhibition dedicated not only to the mining and processing of silver but also to other points of interest. You can visit three buildings: At Hrádek the focus is on the production of silver but you can also see its Gothic rooms.
Kutná Hora wine cellars
The family company Vinné sklepy Kutná Hora, s.r.o. has resolved to renew the departed fame and long tradition of grape cultivation in the Kutná Hora region, which dates right back to the year 1101. The company currently produces BIO wine, holds professional training sessions and wine tastings.
Church of St Barbara in Kutná Hora
Kutná Hora, the silver treasury and a true gem of the country, was present at the very start of the boom in the Czech Kingdom. Architectural styles, unique buildings from various historical periods and a long history full of wine making. This is precisely what you will find in Kutná Hora, a city whose historical centre with the Cathedral of St Barbara and Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary have been included in the UNESCO world heritage list.
Ossuary in Sedlec near Kutná Hora
The world-renowned ossuary at Sedlec just outside Kutná Hora is a medieval Gothic chapel that for centuries has stood on the remains of 40,000 people, offering a quiet reminder of the transience of human life and the existence of death. Today, visitors from around the world are astonished by its bizarre decorations made from human bones in the form of chandeliers, a pyramid, crosses and coats of arms. Visit and you too will discover the story of a fascinating place that ranks as one of the most mystical in the Czech Republic.
The Italian Court in Kutná Hora
The Italian Court became the centre of economic events, seat of the rulers and the royal mint, in which the first groschen were already being minted under the reign of Wenceslas II, who called in experts to Kutná Hora from the Italian city of Florence and started a currency reform.
U Kata Hotel Beer Spa in Kutná Hora
Kutná Hora is known for its exceptional cultural landmarks as well as for beer brewing since time immemorial. And today, you can enjoy the beer not only in a glass, but also during a wellness stay at the U Kata Hotel in the centre of Kutná Hora.
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist in Kutná Hora
The church in Kutná Hora is fascinating. It is a combination of a vertically designed Gothic temple and its dynamic Baroque reconstruction managed by the pioneer of Baroque-Gothic – Jan Santini Aichel. The church, together with another temple – St Barbara’s Cathedral – is registered on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage sites.
Stone House in Kutná Hora
The Stone House is one of the most valuable Gothic monuments in Bohemia. It is valued not only for its age but mainly because it is a testimony to how people lived and thought in its day.