Cathedral of St. Barbara, Kutna Hora

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Famous for its eye-catching spires and well-preserved medieval frescoes, Cathedral of St. Barbara counts among the finest Gothic structures in all of Europe, and is inscribed on the World Heritage List. Construction started in 1380 and continued for nearly three centuries, until the silver in the local mine began to run out in the 1550s. Finally completed in the 19th century, the building features ribbed vaulting and several side chapels, noted for their wall murals depicting everyday scenes from the life of a thriving medieval mining town. Take a good look at the frescoes, but don't forget to visit the cathedral's east terrace, offering panoramic views of the city. Make Cathedral of St. Barbara a part of your Kutna Hora vacation plans using our Kutna Hora holiday planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Cathedral at the other end of the small town of Kutna Hora is a mersmerizing sight. The Gothic structure invites tourists to look at it closely. As you approach the cathedral, the walk is a pleasa...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    There are Gothic cathedrals all over Europe but this one is exceptionally unique. The wealth of this region due to its silver mines in the middle ages ensured St Barbara's importance and its construct...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Particularly beautiful Cathedral in gothysche stlijl. Very beautiful inside and huge. Located in a beautiful setting.
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A World Heritage Site and one of Czech Republic's most picturesque towns, Kutna Hora doesn't offer a huge number of places to stay, but you can still find charming hotels and guesthouses. Because it's a relatively small town, you don't have to worry too much about location; nearly everything is within walking distance. However, for those who prefer to stay outside town, consider a countryside guesthouse or campground.
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