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Sitting 45 miles (73 km) east of Prague in Bohemia, Kutná Hora is an intriguing town immersed in history. Its origins stretch back to 1142 with the foundation of a Cistercian monastery at Sedlec, and after the discovery of silver in the hills around the region, the town quickly became a wealthy enclave and competed with Prague in the Middle Ages for political and economic power.

Much of the town center is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, filled with gently dilapidated Baroque buildings. Visitors should see the Roman Catholic Cathedral, glimpse the exterior of St James’s Church with its mishmash of Baroque and Renaissance architecture and landmark 282-foot (86-meter) tower. Additionally, the Italian Court, which started life as the Royal Mint to the kings of Bohemia and eventually became their palace, has a small museum of coins.

The Gothic St Barbara’s Church (Barbara was the patron saint of silver miners) serves as the city's proud symbol. The flamboyant architecture, complete with bristling spires, flying buttresses and eight chapels, reflects the wealth and power of the mining city, while the interior is richly decorated with a series of Renaissance frescoes featuring mining and the minting of coins. The medieval mine shafts way below the present-day city at Hradek Castle also house the Czech Museum of Silver.

But it is the ossuary at the monastery in Sedlec that really grabs attention in Kutná Hora; allow at least an hour for your visit and a 20-minute walk each way from the town center. The chapel is partly below ground, lit only by candlelight and entirely decorated and furnished with human bones. The candelabras, coats of arms, monstrances, pillars and wall decorations are all made of bone; skulls adorn dark corners of the chapel, and leg bones hang in garlands from the vaulted ceiling. The remains of more than to 40,000 people have gone into the macabre, but strangely beautiful 19th-century decorations were created here with the use of thousands of victims of the Black Death and the Hussite Wars in the 14th and 15th centuries.

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Kutna Hora Day Trip from Prague, Prague, null
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Kutna Hora Day Trip from Prague

4 star rating: Recommended 327 Reviews

Visit Kutna Hora, an old mining town founded in the 13th century and famous for its silver mines, on this guided coach trip from Prague.

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.80
Half-Day Trip to Kutna Hora from Prague, Prague, Day Trips
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Half-Day Trip to Kutna Hora from Prague

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Visit the one of the most well-known burial grounds in the world, the magical bone church in Sedlec, ossuary of Kutná Hora. During this 5.5-hour guided ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.37
Half Day Trip to Kutna Hora and the Ossuary from Prague, Prague, Day Trips
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Half Day Trip to Kutna Hora and the Ossuary from Prague

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Thanks to its gorgeous church, Kutná Hora is a perfect place to visit from Prague. Visit this beautiful conservation area listed in the UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.43
Historical Day Trip from Prague: UNESCO Sedlec Kutna Hora Zdar nad Sazavou, Prague, Half-day Tours
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Historical Day Trip from Prague: UNESCO Sedlec Kutna Hora Zdar nad Sazavou

Get the know the part of the World Heritage UNESCO, the historical part of Kutná Hora, the cathedrals in Sedlec and Kutná Hora, unique ossuary in ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.67
Kutna Hora Private Day Trip from Prague by Train, Prague, Day Trips
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Kutna Hora Private Day Trip from Prague by Train

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Explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Kutna Hora situated in Central Bohemia with this 10-hour private day tour from Prague. Take the train from Prague and ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.44
Kutná Hora Half Day Trip from Prague Including Ossuary Visit, Prague, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Kutná Hora Half Day Trip from Prague Including Ossuary Visit

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Step back into the Middle Ages and uncover centuries of medieval European history on this 5-hour tour of Kutná Hora from Prague. Follow a guide through ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.69
Kutna Hora Half-Day Tour Including the Bone Church Kostnice, Prague, Day Trips
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Kutna Hora Half-Day Tour Including the Bone Church Kostnice

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Within this half-day tour, you will be taken to the historical medieval town of Kutna Hora, one of the sights under the UNESCO protection. The excursion ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.17
Kutna Hora Bus Day Trip from Prague, Prague, Half-day Tours
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Kutna Hora Bus Day Trip from Prague

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Discover Kutná Hora, one of the Czech Republic’s most significant medieval towns, on this day trip from Prague. Travel by bus through central Bohemia and ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.57
6-Hour Private Guided Tour to Kutná Hora from Prague, Prague, Bus & Minivan Tours
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6-Hour Private Guided Tour to Kutná Hora from Prague

In the Middle Ages Kutna Hora was the second most important town in the Bohemian kingdom after Prague, due to its huge resources of silver. This private tour ...  Read more

Location: Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $358.32
Private Trip to Kutna Hora and Bone Church from Prague, Prague, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Trip to Kutna Hora and Bone Church from Prague

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 ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $204.13

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