10 Things to Do in Kutna Hora That You Shouldn't Miss

March 1, 2018 Leonardo Torrence

A popular daytrip destination from Prague, Kutna Hora offers spectacular faded grandeur without the capital's madding crowds. The financial center of Bohemia until the silver ore ran out, Kutna Hora once rivaled Prague's magnificence. The site of Wenceslas II's Royal Mint in 1308, the town was added to UNESCO's World Heritage list in 1996. Saint Barbara's cathedral and the eerie Kostnice bone church, decorated with disconcerting sculptures of the bones of plague victims, are main attractions.
Restaurants in Kutna Hora

1. Cathedral of St. Barbara

Kutna Hora, Czech Republic +420 775 363 938
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Cathedral of St. Barbara

A magnificent example of Gothic architecture, this imposing Cathedral features medieval frescoes and late-Gothic and Renaissance paintings from the 15th century.

Reviewed By Stevina - New Waltham

Although called a Cathedral it actually isn't as there is no Bishop so it's a Chapel. It's a very impressive one, some well preserved frescoes. A recent addition to the tour is that you can now go up into the gallery which is very much worth the climb up the steps.

2. Sedlec Chapel

Sedlec 284 03, Czech Republic +420 326 551 049
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4.5 based on 239 reviews

Sedlec Chapel

Reviewed By Avidesh S - Trinidad

The Sedlec Chapel is a collection of bones fron over 40,000 skeletons of people who died from the Black death plague. The place itself reminds you that death is part of life. It was something unique to see and I would definitely recommend it.

3. Saint Barbara's Church

Barborska, Kutna Hora 284 01, Czech Republic
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4.5 based on 273 reviews

Saint Barbara's Church

Reviewed By Avidesh S - Trinidad

The Saint Barbara's church was built by and for the silver miners in Kutna Hora. The church itself is architecturally stunning, both the interior and exterior. However, relative to other European churches, it was somewhat average in terms of its beauty. The history of the church was very interesting.

4. Historic Centre of Kutna Hora

Kutna Hora, Czech Republic +420 733 454 524
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4.5 based on 365 reviews

Historic Centre of Kutna Hora

Reviewed By rals80 - London, United Kingdom

I really enjoyed strolling the cobbled streets and admiring the colourful buildings. Very quaint and charming with great views and excellent restaurants. I am sure spring time here is wonderful although in autumn is very beautiful too. I wish I had stayed closer to the centre to walk around a bit more.

5. Ossuary / The Cemetery Church

Zamecka 279, Kutna Hora 284 03, Czech Republic +420 326 551 049
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Ossuary / The Cemetery Church

Sedlec ossuary, a small chapel located in the graveyard of the Church of All Saints, is decorated with the bones of more than 40,000 people.

Reviewed By Sebastian D - London, United Kingdom

The future stares in your face...memento mori...is what awaits us all.
A chilling reminder of where were all going to get one day.
From outside it looks like a tiny chapel which you would easily miss. The secret it hides is the bones of over 50 thousand people nicely arranged into 4 huge piles, a chandelier, few pillars and a few other decorations.
Unless someone recommends this place you would easily miss it.
When in Prague take 1-2 hrs to get there by train or 1 hr by car..it will definitely be worth it.

6. Czech Museum of Silver

Barborska 28/9, Kutna Hora 284 01, Czech Republic +420 739 717 325
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Czech Museum of Silver

Hradek, mentioned already in 1312, is a fortified castle palace of the town type. Nowadays it is the seat of the main exposition of the Czech Museum of Silver. The museum offers two guided tours and the main attraction is a visit to an authentic medieval silver mine.

Reviewed By Kleopetra - Norway

We visited Museum of Silver on one Sunday in June. We have ordered tickets for two rounds - museum/ history round and the old silver mine tour. Both parts were very informative and interesting and definitely worth the visit.

7. The Cathedral of Assumption

Sedlec u Kutne Hory, Kutna Hora 284 04, Czech Republic +420 326 551 049
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The Cathedral of Assumption

The first cathedral-style structure in Bohemia is a magnificent example of 13th-century Czech Gothic architecture.

Reviewed By Mathew M - Melbourne, Australia

The Cathedral is a little unassuming when you first see it but once you enter it's lovely...built around 1300 in the French gothic style.....it has undergone some extensive restoration but it's worth it......the vaulted ceilings are wonderful and the small chapels on the side are adorned with lovely paintings.....there is a fabulous spiral staircase that takes you up above for a great view,the confessional booths are beautifully ornate and masterfully made.....it is one of the churches you can visit on your church pass that is sold here.....the Ossuary is very close by.....

8. Gothic Stone Fountain

Rejsek Square, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
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Gothic Stone Fountain

This picturesque polygonal Fountain, built by architect Matyáš Rejsek in 1496, is located in the center of scenic Rejsek Square.

Reviewed By David T - George Town, Texas

This is not so much a Fountain as a cistern for drinking water. It was built after the locals mines began contaminating local drinking sources. The cistern was built to catch rain.
It's a wonderful artistic design. It's designed by the same architect who designed St Barbara's. It's like 500 years old. Just take a few minutes to stop and admire.

9. Church of All Saints

Kutna Hora, Czech Republic +420 326 551 049
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Church of All Saints

This Gothic church, located in the middle of a cemetery, dates from the end of the 13th century; in 1698, it was rebuilt in the Baroque style.

Reviewed By B1714D - Belgrade, Serbia

This Gothic Church standing on the place of the former monastery became famous when erected in 15 cent for collecting bones in the lower chapel from the abolished graves.
For history on it please see my review on Ossuary/Cemetery Church.
The Church has two levels, the upper one with a basic altar and nothing special to see, and the famous lower with Bone art (see that review).

10. Italian Court

Havlichkovo namesti 552/1, Kutna Hora 284 01, Czech Republic +420 736 485 407
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Italian Court

Former Royal Mint and Royal Palace from 14. century. Italian Court was economic center for Central Europe. Guides in historical costumes will show you how to make coins and where king was staying during his stay in Kutna Hora.

Reviewed By Alicia M - Glendale, Arizona

This court doesn't reveal much just by looking at it; you need a guide to explain the significance of the layout. However, if you have a guide, make a stop here.It was interesting when Vaclav explained it to us. A peaceful courtyard outside makes a good rest stop, too.

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