Kutná Hora was the most important city of the Bohemian Kingdom. Even to the level of trying to be its capital. Silver was mined here in such quantities that the Czech kings could buy the Polish and Hungarian crowns and became kings of these countries.
Your trip will start in Sedlec, where it all began. You will see the local Ossuary House and then the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist. Then you will move on to the nearby centre of Kutná Hora, where you will continue with a tour of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, the Little Castle, the Jesuit College and the beautiful Gothic fountain. After your lunch, you will see the Church of St. James, the Italian Court, the Church of the Sacred Heart and the former Nun’s Convent.
We’ll discuss: – Who were the Cistercians and why did they decide to settle in Sedlec? – Whose bones are in the Ossuary? – Who is the current owner of the Cathedral of of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist and what was their history? – Who imitated whom – Kutná Hora Prague or vice versa – Why Kutná Hora lost its significance and when it happened? – Was Kutná Hora Catholic or what religion did people practice here?
In addition, you will be able to choose to visit the Italien Court (former royal palace) or the former silver mine.
Duration: 8 hours
Recommended departure: 8:30 from Prague
Please note: Entry to the mines is not recommended for people suffering from claustrophobia and impaired health and is forbidden to women in high stages of pregnancy. It is forbidden to enter the museum with dogs, in heavily soiled clothing, persons under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
price upon request
All mentioned prices are for the whole group.
Included in the price: pick up from the hotel and back, transport to Kutná Hora and back to Prague with a private driver, the guide’s services throughout the whole time, bottle of water per person