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Czech Travel Guide: Kutná Hora

Kutná Hora, described by Czech Tourism as the city of silver, is deservedly attributed by its other name as the “national treasure”. This is to say that its wealth helped to ensure the boom of the Czech Kingdom. The centre of the city was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1995 thanks to its historical importance and architectural gems.

Places To See:

The Italian Court: the courthouses the town hall, minting exhibition and royal palace, as well as the audience hall and a Gothic chapel with murals in the style of art-nouveau. The visitors can choose a shorter or a longer tour, they can visit the Museum – Discovering the dark side of Kutná Hora, or the Museum of local legends and ghosts. It was not until the end of the 19th century that more extensive and costly reconstruction led by the architect Ludvík Lábler were implemented. 

Ossuary: the cemetery church is a two-floor building from the 14th century. The official tourism website stated that according to legend, clay which was brought by the monks from Jerusalem was scattered at the Sedlec cemetery in 1278, thus making the cemetery the oldest “holy field“ in Central Europe and a sought-after burial ground. The skeletal remains of approximately 40,000 deceased were stored in the church‘s lower chapel where, according to legend, a half-blind monk stacked them into large pyramids in 1511. 

Places to eat:

Dacicky restaurant

This old Bohemian restaurant comes highly recommended. Known for its delicious food and excellent beer, it also boasts a beautiful and stylish environment with a pleasant atmosphere. Praised for its authentic and tasteful dishes, its menu has something for everyone, from soups to desserts, Old Bohemian and Moravian Specialities, Special delicacies chosen by the Pub’s Chef and meatless dishes. Price ranges between 59 -1390 CZK.

FACTORY

A modern Bistro in the centre of Kutna Hora. They offer home burgers, genuine Italian pizza, fresh pasta, and seasonal salads.  Their menu prices range from 59 – 210 CZK. Ideal for Lunch and Dinner and also ideal for grabbing drinks, as their drinks menu is just as extensive. Their menu of the day is served from 11:00-15:00, and their standing menu is served all day.

Accommodation:

Hotel Ketra offering clean and cosy comfy beds, the location of this hotel is ideal. It is less than 3 minutes’ walk from the main bus station and the main supermarket Billa. Highly recommended for solo and couple travel, and it also offers an airport shuttle service. Address: Prachňanská 88, Kutná Hora

Hotel U Kata: the 3-star, stylish Hotel U Kata is situated on the edge of Kutná Hora’s historic centre, right in the middle of the city walls.  The rooms are stylishly furnished, there are single, double and family rooms or specific suites. You can also enjoy the winter and summer garden. Address: Štefánikova 92, Kutná Hora, 2840

How to get there:

Via train: there are 17 daily trains from Prague to Kutna Hora Hlavni Nádraží, with an average journey time of 55 minutes. The first train departs at 06:03, and last train departs at 22:03. The main Kutná Hora train station is about 4 km/2.5 miles from the city centre, so it’s best to transfer to a local train after you arrive in Kutná Hora. 

Via bus: direct buses leave the Praha-Háje bus stop (metro line C, station Háje) every hour throughout the day and the trip roughly takes 1 hour 40 minutes. The price is around 70 CZK/person. There is a faster bus leaving the Florenc bus station in the morning that takes 1 hour 25 minutes. Taking the bus will drop you off right in the Kutná Hora city centre.

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