UNESCO – get insight into the ancient secrets of the Kutna Hora

7.3.2017 | seolight

Kutna Hora

Night street to the cathedral of St. Barbara in Kutna Hora Czech Republic | Flights to Prague

Night street to the cathedral of St. Barbara in Kutna Hora Czech Republic | Flights to Prague

Flights to Prague will take you to the city of Kutna Hora and its world famous Bone chapel (Ossuary) you will see the chandelier which is exclusively composed of at least one bone of the human body.
This tour will have you in amazement at all times as apart from one of the worlds known Ossuary you will also be introduced to the town that was enlisted in UNESCO´s world heritage list and which silver rich history reaches to 1142. Flights to Prague will set you on the tour that you will never forget

Kutna Hora is a town full of suprises. On the first look it may seem as one of many inconspicuous places, however opposite will be the true. The city´s first historic mention reaches to 1142. It soon become known as the European silver city, because of its world importance resource of silver. In 13th and 14th century it became the most packed location of silver resources in the world.

The original stone fountain in Kutna Hora Rich decorated stone prism of a twelve sided stone | Flights to Prague

The original stone fountain in Kutna Hora Rich decorated stone prism of a twelve sided stone | Flights to Prague

Traveling through the city you will visit amazing places such as St. Barbara´s church. Its contruction begun in 1388 and it was interrupted for several times and it was finished on several stages until the 1905, when the works finished completely. Another place of interest would be the Church of the Assumption of our Lady and Saint John the Baptist, Royal Palace and its Italian Court or Czech Museum of Silver, which will take you back in time into the rich times of Silver mining that gain European importance to this town.
It is not surprise that Fights to Prague chose this Prague to Kutna Hora tour because the city of Kutna Hora with its importance did in its importance competed even with Prague. It was not only because of the silver mining, although we have to say its influence was undeniable, but also because the city hosted several important events. Some of Bohemian Kings were coronated here, which reached Europe’s importance and off course, every city with such importance will leave mark in its disposition forever.

Night street to the cathedral of St. Barbara in Kutna Hora Czech Republic | Flights to Prague

Night street to the cathedral of St. Barbara in Kutna Hora Czech Republic | Flights to Prague

In bit modern history, long after the silver influence disappeared, the town was once gaining its importance as it was home to well-known and famous people such as Josef Kajetán Tyl, Karel Havlicek Borovsky and several others.
It is fair to say, that the city of Kutna Hora is not at all inconspiculous and that the city will surprise you and take you to the silver ages or to the famous times of architecture. One of the biggest surprises that will leave you breathless you will experience while visiting the Ossuary also known as the Church of Bones.

Paved yard in front of the church of St. James in Kutna Hora | Flights to Prague

Paved yard in front of the church of St. James in Kutna Hora | Flights to Prague

With the first look, you will think it is just another ordinary chapel, but you can´t be more wrong. In the same minute when you enter the chapel you will realize why this is one of the unique and amazing churches in the world. It all goes back to the 1278 when the abbot came back from his journey to Jerusalem and he brought soil from Golgotha, known as Holy Soil. Soon after people from all around the world asked to be buried here so the cemetery connected to the Church had to be expanded. Ossuary itself was generated around 1870 when a woodcarver Rint was appointed to place the bones in order and the result of his work you can see here today.

Trip to Kutna hora from flights to Prague

Trip to Kutna hora from flights to Prague

For many, especially back then, but also today, it was shocking work. One of the most representative works is large chandelier, that is made of every bone in human body. When walking amongst the bones within the Ossuary you will feel the atmosphere, that is intriguing yet little bit worrisome. But it is okay, Flights to Prague will take you there and you will walk out from the Ossuary enrichen by the atmosphere and its nature.
Flights to Prague tour from Prague to Kutna Hora will touch deeply your senses and it will affect your feelings so deeply that you would feel how it was back then, when the time of silver ruled the Europe and its wealth ruled the town and effected the royalty and important people that took Kutna Hora as their home and so, the silver and them, helped to form the city, its culture and cultural legacy as well as architecture. All that is prepared for you with this great value tour.

The cathedral of St. Barbara the view across the valley from the church of St. James

The cathedral of St. Barbara the view across the valley from the church of St. James

The tour is taken place, as usual with Flights to Europe, with the presence of full insurance and with all attributes promising your full comfort.
For any inquiries or questions please get in touch or use this constant booking form.
Should you wish to plan a tour for a group, large group or incentive and allow your friends, family, business partners or colleagues to experience this tour full of amazing moments, do not hesitate to contact us.

Author and photo: R. Klochuryak

 

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