Kutná Hora

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Kostnice Ossuary

Zamecka 127. This impressive bone church, is better known as the Sedlec Ossuary. The beginning of its story date back to 1278, when Henry, the abbot of Sedlec was sent to the Holy Land. On returning, he brought soil from Golgotha and sprinkled it on the ground here. As a consequence, the burial ground was considered holy and became extremely popular. In 1511 a chapel was constructed to house the bones from abolished graves. The chapel is open to the public, and contains the bones of about 40,000 people, arranged by František Rint in 1870. Rint's work includes an enormous chandelier including every bone in the body, and a crucifix style arrangement near the main altar. The ossuary is open 8am - 6pm (April - September), 9am - 5pm (October, March) and 9am - 4pm (November - February). Closed on 24th December. It is no longer closed noon-1 pm during the off season, though the nearby information center is. Admission is 60 Kč adults and 40 Kč students, though combination packages can be purchased to see other attractions more cheaply. The fee to take photos and videos has either been ended or is now merely ignored.

SEE   —  +420 327 561 143 —  Map

Torture Museum

A hilariously inauthentic "museum" filled with the most amazing Engrish in the Western hemisphere. Anyone who enjoys movies so bad they're great will be fully satisfied.

SEE   —  Italian Court

Hotel U Kata

Nice mid range hotel. Free internet, good sized room. Free breakfast, wellness centre, restaurant.

SLEEP   —  +420 327515096 —  Uhelná 596

V Ruthardce

Stylish and cozy restaurant serving traditional Czech cuisine in a historical building.

Hotel U Růže

Nice family hotel only 50m from Ossuary

SLEEP   —  +420327515096 —  Zámecká 52

Cathedral of Assumption of our Lady and Saint John the Baptist at Sedlec

SEE   —  Map

About Kutná Hora

Kutná Hora was a silver mining town in medieval times: once the second Czech city to Prague in terms of population. Today it is home to about 21 000 people.

Although Kutná Hora has some comparatively drab modern architecture, it was enscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995 for the Historical Town Centre, including the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec. At both ends of the town there are some beautiful buildings, and the higher points of the town are home to restored older architecture, with Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings.