Kutná Hora
Informační centrum, Palackého nám. 377, Kutná Hora
Tel. +420 327 512 378

   There is a former royal upper town, Kutná Hora, in the center of Bohemia, which was a challenge for even Prague due to its wealth and architectural imposition during the height of its economic prosperity. The town is dominated by the Temple of St. Barbora, the patron saint of miners. Its foundations were laid in about 1380, the hall triple nave was vaulted with circling vaults in 1547. The present typical tent roofs are the work of a purist restoration executed in 1884 - 1905. There are valuable artistic works of Medieval and Renaissance art, namely mural paintings, the altar of the Master of the Holy Trinity Altar (around 1480), sculptures and the late Gothic choir benches all placed in the temple interior.
   Vlašský Court stands in the town's southern section, a former mint named after the coiners called in from Italy. It has an irregular character with an entrance tower, a royal palace, and a court of masters of the mint. There are several other architecturally imposing churches standing in the town, which were founded in the 14th century, for example, the Parsonage Church of St. Jacob, with its characteristic high spire, and the Church of the Virgin Mary with a hall triple nave, finished in 1512. The most valuable Baroque building is the former Ursuline nunnery, designed by Kilian I. Dientzenhofer. The dignified Baroque interior hides the Church of St. Jan of Nepomuk, built in 1734 - 1750 according to plans by František M. Kaňka.