Kutna Hora and the Bone Chapel in SedlecShort of UNESCO heritage sites on your trip? Our Kutna Hora and the Bone Chapel in Sedlec tour will cover several of them in only one day. It will take us about an hour and half to get along the serpentine roads passing all the villages to what used to be the second most important settlement in medieval Czech Kingdom, the mining town of Kutna Hora. The town that counted more inhabitants than London in 1300 owed its wealth and fame on huge deposits of the silver ore underground. We start our tour in Sedlec with 2 UNESCO heritage sites, the Bone Chapel - decorated with human bones, and the Cathedral of Our Lady, originally a part of Cistercian monastery from 1142 rebuilt in the specific baroque-gothic style. After lunch we'll take you for a walk through the pictoresque streets of Kutna Hora town, passing the late gothic Cathedral of St.Barbara, the Jesuit college complex now seating a modern art gallery GASK, as well as the Italian Court, the temporary seat of the Czech king Wenceslas II. and the birth place of the Prague Groschen, "a coin ever-lasting and never-changing". We count on a swift stop halfways on the way back to Prague in Kostelec Brewery for a recap beer. St.Barbara Cathedral and the Jesuit College
from Prague: 68km
Duration: 1 day
Min participants: 4+
Price: 1300czk/ €50
Includes the entrance fee to 3 UNESCO sights, an hour walking tour in Kutna Hora town, 2-course menu at Opat restaurant, an English speaking guide/driver during the whole tour
Kutna Hora and Bone Chapel in Sedlec tour descriptionKutna Hora Bone Chapel is the major reason why thousands of travellers leave the comfort of the capital. A few kilometres away from the centre of Kutna Hora, you'll find a small chapel decorated with remnants of between 40,000 - 70,000 people making its visit an unforgetable experience. However, there are many more places of interest we want to show you on this day, starting with the St.Barbara Cathedral, the Jesuit College and "Hradek" (the little castle), nowadays a mining museum, to the Italian Court, the Stone Well and much more. We make a short stop in a local brewery in Kostelec to inhale a bit of the fresh air combined with a fair pint of unfiltred beer.
Kutna Hora and Sedlec Highlights- The Bone Chapel. Czech republic second largest castle with its unique Baroque Theatre.
- St.Barbara Cathedral. The most amazing cathedral in the Czech republic next to St.Wenceslas in Prague.
- GASK modern art gallery.
- the Cathedral of Our Lady in Sedlec in the baroque-gothic style.
- the pictoresque centre of the medieval town of Kutna Hora.