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Kuta Hora is a town in Central Bohemia in Czech Republic – Part 2




Kutna Hora is a town that is perfectly located in the Central Bohemia in the region of the Czech Republic.

• The Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Barbara was built in the late 14th century and over the 15th on the first 1 / 2 of the 16th centuries.
• The cathedral is a symbol of self-esteem and ambitions.
• Their wealth enjoyed the favor from the Czech rulers.
• With royal aid, they gained royal privileges as well as the chance of connection with probably the most developed manifestations of European art.
• The first designer from the cathedral was John Parler, who designed the house that has a gallery round the presbytery.
• Originally, the cathedral is triple-aisle and longer.
• It turned out into a five-aisle building.
Other outstanding architects were:
– Matyas Rejsekis one who worked at Kutna Hora, 1489-1506.
– Benedikt Rejt, who died in 1534.
• In 1558, the cathedral was carried out with the construction of the facade and three tent roofs.
• By this period the silver mines were virtually exhausted.
• This leads to lack in further furnishing and maintenance of the cathedral.
• In 1626, the Jesuits found its way to the location and placed the cathedral under their administration.
• They began to execute building modifications.
• They also changed the environs with the cathedral and in the 1660s, started to build their college in close vicinity.
• In 1905, the cathedral was newly consecrated.

Main Sights
• Cathedral in our Lady
• St. Barbara’s Temple
• Sedlec Ossuary
• Church of St. James
• Church of St. John Nepomuk
• Church of Ursuline Convent
• Jesuit College
• Italian Court
• Marian column

Kostnice Ossuary
• Zamecka 127
• Ph: 327 561 143
• email : info@kostnice.cz
• This impressive bone church is referred to as Sedlec Ossuary.
• This church has a history dating back to the year 1278.
• Henry, the abbot of Sedlec brought soil from Golgotha and sprinkled it and incapacitated here.
• For that reason, the burying ground was considered holy and became highly sought after.
• In 1511, a chapel was constructed to accommodate the bones from abolished graves.
• The chapel is available to people.
• It is full of bones of around 40,000 people.
• It was arranged by Frantisek Rint in 1870.
• Rint’s work includes a massive chandelier. This includes:
– Every bone within the body
– A crucifix style arrangement on the main altar
The ossuary is open:
– 8am – 6pm (April – September)
– 9am – 5pm (October, March)
– 9am – 4pm (November – February)
– Closed on 24th December

Admission is:
• 60 Kc adults
• 40 Kc students

Church of St. Barbara
• The Church of Saint Barbara is at the opposite end from Kutna Hora’s train station.
• If you would like to start your tour from there, you have to get a taxi from the station and then walk your way to the town center.
• The whole shebang about the church started around 1380 by Peter Parler’s workshop.
• Other great monuments of Czech Republic includes the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral on the Prague Castle.
• It has got some fantastic Gothic Bohemian style.

Sights and its Opening Hours

CZECH MUSEUM OF SILVER HRADEK
• Daily except Mondays
• April and October: 9am – 5pm
• May, June and September: 9am – 6pm
• July and August: 10am – 6pm
• November: 10am – 4pm
• Closed from December to March

OSSUARY AT SEDLEC
• Opens daily
• November – February 10am – 4pm
• March and October 9am – 5pm
• April – September 8am – 6pm
• Sunday 9am – 6pm

CHURCH OF ST BARBARA
• Opens daily
• November – March 10am – 4pm
• April – October 9am – 6pm

JESUIT COLLEGE
• Opens daily, except Monday
• Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm daily

STONE HOUSE
• Opens daily, except Monday
• April, October 9am – 5pm
• May, June and September 9am – 6pm
• July, August 10am – 6pm
• November 10am – 4pm

CHAPEL OF CORPUS CHRISTI
• Opens daily
• November – February 10am – 4pm
• March and October 10am – 5pm
• April – September 9am – 5pm

CHURCH OF ST JAMES
• Opens daily
• From 10am – 6pm

CHURCH OF ST JOHN OF NEPOMUK
• Opens daily
• April – October 10.30am – 4.30pm
• November – March prior
• Booking needed

ITALIAN COURT
• Opens daily
• November – February 10am – 4pm
• March and October 10am – 5pm
• April – September 9am – 6pm
• Last admission 30 min. before closing

CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY AT SEDLEC
• Opens daily
• April – October 9am – 5pm
• Sunday 11am – 5pm
• November – March 10am – 4pm
• Sunday 11am – 4pm

PHILIP MORRIS EXHIBITION AT SEDLEC
• Opens daily, except Monday
• April – October 10am – 4pm

ALCHEMY WORKSHOP
• Opens daily
• April-September 9am-6pm
• October-March Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
• Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY
• Opens on Sat-Sun
• From 10am – 6pm

MUSEUM “UNVEILING THE MYSTERIOUS FACE OF KKUTNA HORA”
• Opens daily
• November – February 10am – 4pm
• March and October 10am – 5pm
• April – September 10am – 6pm

Best time to visit / climate

• The town of Prague has borderline oceanic climate.
• The winters are relatively cold with almost no sunshine.
• Snow cover is common between mid-November to late March.
• Summers are high being around 25 degrees.
• Nights can be quite cool even in summer, though.
• Precipitation in Prague is very low.
• This is because of the shadow on the Ore Mountains along with the Czech Central Highlands.
• The driest season is usually winter.
• The summers may bring quite heavy rain in type of violent storms and showers.
• Temperature inversions are relatively common between mid-October and mid-March.

Location on Google Maps


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How to get there?

• You will find trains approximately every hour from Prague leaving Hlavni nadrazi.
• One particular railroad ticket is CZK 104.
• Journey time is often one hour 12 minutes.
• You’ll find buses approximately every hour from Prague leaving the Florenc or Haje bus station.
• The fare is about CZK 70. Journey time is often one hour and 40 minutes.

By plane
• Vaclav Havel Airport
• +420 220 111 111, +420 296 661 111
• Located 20 km (12 mi) northwest on the central city
• It generally takes about 30 min to realize town centre by car.
Edinburgh airport is served by way of a variety of airlines:
• Czech Airlines could be the national carrier operating too many European and international destinations.
• Wizz Air is an affordable airline.
• It has its base in Prague.
It operates to European destinations which include:
– London
– Barcelona
– Milan
– Others
• Easy Jet operates low cost services to European destinations.
• BMI baby low priced services in the UK only.
• Jet2.com low priced services from Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds/Bradford & Edinburgh
• Smart Wings to Europe & Turkey.
• Swiss International flies to Zurich, Basel and Geneva.
• Aer Lingus through the Irish cities of Dublin & Cork.
• Norwegian from Scandinavia.
• Delta Air Lines from Nyc.
• Aegean Airlines from Greece
• KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has 5 direct flights on a daily basis from Amsterdam.
• British Airways has 4 direct flights from London Heathrow daily.
• Brussels Airlines offers 3 flights per day to Brussels.
• Lufthansa offers 6 flights per day from Frankfurt and 4 from Munich.
• TAP offers daily direct flights from Lisbon and Oporto.
• Iberia offers 3 flights daily from Madrid.
• German wings offer daily flights from Cologne/Bonn.
• Air One from Milan-Malpensa

By Bus
Airport Express (bus operated by Czech Railways):
• These buses leave Edinburgh airport every half an hour
• The first bus is at 05:46 while the last bus is at 21:16.
• The cost come to about 60 CZK per person.
• Tickets can be obtained from the driver.
• They shall take the buyer to the railway and subway station.
• The final stop will be Prague’s main place.

By Train
• Prague is well connected to European EC train network.
• Berlin: 4½hours and EC trains every two hours
• Munich: 6 hours and four regional expresses daily.
• Vienna: 4¾hours and EC train roughly every two hours
• Linz: 5hours and two REX trains per day
• Bratislava: 4hours and EC train every a couple of hours and also one night train Metropol
• Budapest: 7 hours and five EC trains a day with one night train Metropol
• Warsaw: 8 hours and EC Praha with one night train Sirava
Direct night trains connect Prague with:
– Cologne
– Frankfurt
– Amsterdam
– Copenhagen
– Zurich
– Basel
– Krakow
– Moscow
– Kiev
– Saint Petersburg
– Odessa

Some Travel Books about Czech Republic

Rick Steves’ Prague and the Czech Republic Fodor’s Prague & the Best of the Czech Republic DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech and Slovak Republics

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.com
Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at hotelscombined.com
Hotels at booking.com

Blogs / Sites about Kuta Hora

blogs at whc.unesco.org
blogs at wikitravel.org
blogs at wikipedia.org
blogs and reviews at tripadvisor.com

Images and photos about Kuta Hora

images at whc.unesco.org
images at wikitravel.org
images at wikipedia.org
images at google.com

Videos about Kuta Hora






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