About 60 km east of Prague you can find a medieval town, in the 14th and 15th century the second most important town in Bohemia after Prague. This city was famous for its silver mines and presence of Czech kings. When Wenceslas IV, son of the Emperor Charles IV, lived there, the town started to develop and expand as many European architects worked at the royal court. Rich silver mines made possible to build beautiful city houses, a new cathedral, to enlarge the royal palace. In Kutná Hora the first central coin mint was established and the valuable Czech money (Czech groš) had been made there until the Habsbourg time.
Since 1994 Kutná Hora belongs to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. During our tour you will visit the St. Barbara Cathedral with interesting wall paintings showing the daily life of miners and workers in the Royal mint (it is a unique opportunity to see motifs and scenes like that in a church), the Italian Court, former Royal palace and the Royal Mint from the end of the 13th century, the Ossurary, small chapel with an altar and wall decoration made of human bones, and the nice centre of this small town where you will find medieval houses, Gothic fountain, old stone pavement, charming old sleepy atmosphere.
Entrance fees: 9 EUR/pers.