Kutna Hora and Bone Chapel Private Day Trip from Prague
A city whose historical centre with the Cathedral of St. Barbara and Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary have been included in the UNESCO world heritage list. Kutna Hora, the silver treasury and a true gem of the Czech Kingdom.Architectural styles, unique buildings from various historical periods and a long history full of wine making. This tour will also take you to a unique Church of All Saints.The interior decoration of this 18th century church was made of human bones.
I will pick you up in a lobby of the hotel at 9 am. We will travel by a private car or minivan. It takes approximately 1 hour.After we arrive we visit St.Barbora Church, the "Bridge", Stone Fountain, St.James Church, Italian Court, Cathedral of the Assumption of Virgin Mary and famous Ossuary. At the end of our tour I will take you for a great Czech cousine lunch and beer in a lovely local restaurant I like.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private driver/guide
- Local guide
- Private tour
- Bottled water
- Fuel surcharge
What's excluded :
- Entrance fees (available to purchase)
- Lunch (available to purchase)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Kutná Hora, the city of silver, is deservedly attributed the other name “national treasury”. 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. All of the streets, houses and churches exude a long history full of important events. The symbol of Kutná Hora is the unique late Gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara we will visit first. The monumental church is consecrated to St. Barbara, patron saint of miners. Its unique design with a three-tent roof and intricate flying buttresses make it an unmistakable Kutná Hora landmark and the town's most significant monument.
The starkly beautiful Gothic Church of St. James with its slender, 86 m tall tower, is a defining landmark on the Kutná Hora skyline. It is the oldest church in town. Its construction began in 1330 and ended in 1420. The church was originally projected with two towers but it soon turned out that the ground beneath was too unstable due to silver mining to hold both. The unfinished part of the second tower is clearly visible on the church exterior. For the unusual height of its tower, the church was also referred to as the Tall or High Church until the 17th century. The interior combines Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque artifacts.
The Gothic Stone Fountain on Rejsek Square was built in 1493 by architect Matěj Rejsek (who also worked on the Church of St. Barbara and is the author of Prague's Powder Tower). The twelve-sided fountain is unusually large, four meters tall, and originally had a hexagonal roof. It supplied water to Kutná Hora when local water supply was cut off due to silver mining in the area. Water was brought in through wooden pipes from a well four kilometers away. The fountain is lit up beautifully after dark.
Kutná Hora is known for the curious "Bone Church" or Ossuary. It is in the undergroud chapel of the Church of All Saints. It contains the bones of about 40,000 people who died of the plague in 1318 and during the Hussite wars in the 15th century. They were originaly buried at the church cemetery. When the cemetery was closed at the end of the 15th century, the exhumed bones were transferred to the chapel and compiled into pyramids. In 1870, František Rint of Česká Skalice arranged the bones and skulls into creative decorations that include bells, the Schwarzenberg coat-of-arms, and a chandelier.
I and the professional driver will pick you up at 9am in a lobby of the hotel you are located in. We will travel to Kutna Hora by a private car or minivan. It takes approximately an hour to get there. We return to Prague around 4pm. After we see all the important sights in Kutna Hora we will have a great lunch in a local cuisine you really enjoy I promiss:-) (own expense)
Departure Point :Departure from your hotel in Prague
Departure Time :9am
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Dress code is smart/casual
- Minimum of 2 people per booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.