KUTNÁ HORA - PILGRIMAGE TO THE SILVER TREASURE

KUTNÁ HORA - PILGRIMAGE TO THE SILVER TREASURE

Uncover above and belowground one of the “Twelve Czech World Wonders” and the “Monte Carlo of Bohemia”… 

The Principality and subsequent Kingdom of Bohemia was once among the richest regions of Europe. One of many reasons for this was a rich silver deposit in Kutná Hora. By virtue of the singularity of this city, it has become, alongside Prague, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the excursion you can witness the magnificent Church of St. Barbara, the Chapel of Corpus Christi that offers an exquisite view of the medieval town center, Jesuit College, the Italian Court (Vlašský dvůr), Seat of the Rulers and the Minting Chamber where Prague groschen were coined. In addition, you may visit Hrádek Castle where you can go on tours of medieval silver mines, minor settlements, and exhibitions in the Czech Museum of Silver. You can finish off the excursion with a visit to the Ossuary in nearby Sedlec which has been decorated with 40 000 human bones.

Duration: about 5 – 6 hours

Transportation: car/bus

Available languages: En, Ger, Hun, Hr, Srb, Cz, Sk

Starting time: as desired  

Starting Location: at your hotel

Ending Point: at your hotel

Price:  As specified in the price list (https://www.juvita.cz/en/price-list/) in accordance with hourly rates

Did you know: within the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist in Kutná Hora - Sedlec (the first ever “cathedral-style” building and also the largest sacred building in all of Bohemia and Moravia) you can witness (on the spring and autumn equinox) the ancient master builders extending their hands to space, time and light across the divide of centuries? At that moment when time seems to stand still, the sun’s rays enter the nave of the temple through the fourteen-meter, West-facing window and slowly wander across the presbytery, finally illuminating the entire high altar.

 

 

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