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Saint Barbara's Church, Kutna Hora

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
Saint Barbara's Church is a Roman Catholic church in Kutná Hora (Bohemia) in the style of a Cathedral, and is sometimes referred to as the Cathedral of St Barbara. It is one of the most famous Gothic churches in central Europe and it is a UNESCO world heritage site. St Barbara is the patron saint of miners (among others), which was highly appropriate for a town whose wealth was based entirely upon its silver mines.Construction began in 1388, but because work on the church was interrupted several times, it was not completed until 1905. The first architect was probably Johann Parler, son of Peter Parler. Work on the building was interrupted for more than 60 years during the Hussite Wars and when work resumed in 1481, Matěj Rejsek, Benedikt Rejt and Mikuláš Parler, assumed responsibility.The original design was for a much larger church, perhaps twice the size of the present building. Construction, however, depended on the prosperity of the town's silver mines, which became much less productive. So, in 1588, the three-peaked roof had been completed.and a provisional wall was constructed. A little later it was occupied by Jesuits who gradually changed the structure into Baroque style, though parts still remain in Gothic style.
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  • The Cathedral is impressive for its beauty from the outside, but very interesting inside. Kutná Hora liked its architecture. Think of it as one of the most beautiful cities of Krumlov, Czech Republic.
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  • Very beautiful temple, lovers of Gothic architecture. conducted within about an hour, until the freeze, although visited on a hot day. Clearly advise drive and walk. Many nice restaurants nearby where you can perfectly and not expensive lunch.
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  • Great place to visit and enjoy. You hardly see any such beauty in the world. Extremely beautiful, must see. 
  • A 30 min walk from Sedlec Ossuary. The best view of this majestic Church is seen from the Italian court (Vlašský dvůr). You should definitely go in to see the afrescos and the architecture of this beautiful late gothic style cathedral.
  • A solidly impressive church with many surrounding museums and galleries. As far as churches go this is well above average. I wouldn't quite say it's in the 'I'll always remember this one' category.
  • Wonderful architecture. A worthy competitor to the ossuary for the best attraction in Kutna Hora
  • Very impressive. If you are visiting Kutna Hora its a must see. Amazing for such a small town to have something so impressive
  • I loved this church. it is beautiful
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