St. Barbara's Church, Kutná Hora

St. Barbara's Church, Kutná Hora: Our most recommended tours and activities

Half-Day Tour to Kutná Hora and Ossuary from Prague

1. Half-Day Tour to Kutná Hora and Ossuary from Prague

Get picked up at your hotel by an air-conditioned bus and drive to the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kutná Hora. Visit the late Gothic jewel of St. Barbara’s Church and discover one of the town's symbols and the pride of its miners. Take a guided walk through the historic town center. Next, travel to the Ossuary beneath the Roman Catholic Cemetery Church of All Saints. Built in the 14th century, the 2-story building is the site of an underground chapel decorated with more than 40,000 human bones. Return to Prague and get dropped off in the city center.

From Prague: Kutná Hora & Bone Church Excursion with Lunch

2. From Prague: Kutná Hora & Bone Church Excursion with Lunch

Head out of Prague on a guided day trip to Kutná Hora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the gothic cathedral of St. Barbara and the nearby Sedlec Ossuary which is adorned with human skeletons. Savor a traditional Czech lunch at a tavern to round off your experience. Start your excursion with a 1-hour ride through the countryside via an air-conditioned minibus. Arrive in the city known for its silver mines and architectural gems. Once in Kutná Hora, visit the key medieval and Baroque monuments, including the former central royal mint, the interior of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, and the nearby Ossuary which is renowned for its elaborate decorations made of more than 40,000 human bones. Along the way, learn more about Bohemia's vibrant history, gorgeous landscapes, and architectural wonders. Afterward, stop at a famous Old Bohemian tavern where a 2-course traditional Czech lunch will be served.

From Prague: Half-Day Coach Tour to Kutná Hora

3. From Prague: Half-Day Coach Tour to Kutná Hora

Explore the medieval town of Kutná Hora on a half-day coach trip from Prague. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage monuments on arrival, including the amazing bone church of the Sedlec Ossuary. Learn more about the historical city and how it grew due to the nearby silver mines that were exploited intensively in the 14th and 15th centuries. See impressive sights such as the Gothic cathedral of St. Barbara's Church, dedicated to the patron saint of miners. Learn more about the mining history at the Hrádek museum and Italian Court (Vlašský dvůr), originally the seat of the Central Mint of Prague. Visit the 15th-century Stone Fountain and more.

From Prague: Kutná Hora Half-Day Tour with Entry Fees

4. From Prague: Kutná Hora Half-Day Tour with Entry Fees

Depart Prague and travel east to the historical silver mining town of Kutná Hora, the second most important town in Bohemia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. Travel back in time to the 13th century, and hear how a former settlement of Benedictine monks went on to become a favorite temporary residence of several Czech kings through the ages. Get details about historical events of importance to the history of Central Europe. Visit the impressive Saint Barbara's Church to marvel at the Gothic details of the cathedral-style building. See a unique stone fountain from the 15th century, and go to the amazing Sedlec Ossuary, decorated with more than 40,000 human bones.

From Prague: Half-Day to Kutná Hora & Bone Church with Lunch

5. From Prague: Half-Day to Kutná Hora & Bone Church with Lunch

Once upon a time, Kutná Hora was one of the most important cities in the Czech Kingdom, with the richest silver mines in Europe. Today, this uniquely preserved medieval town is one of the most important monuments of the Czech Republic, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Stroll through its well-preserved streets with a local guide and hear the history of the city. The day begins with pickup from your accommodation or a central meeting point in Prague. Drive in a comfortable, air-conditioned car approximately 1 hour to the first stop in Sedlec. A suburb of Kutná Hora, Sedlec is home to the early Gothic cathedral Assumption of Our Lady and St. John the Baptist. Destroyed in the 15th century during the Hussite Wars, the cathedral was beautifully rebuilt in the Baroque-Gothic style by Jan Blažej Santini in the 18th century. See the famous Kutná Hora ostensorium, standing at almost a meter high and made of five kilograms of pure silver. Admire the beautiful Baroque paintings and frescoes by Peter Brandl and the holy relics of St. Felix and St. Vincent in Baroque glass coffins. Continue to the Sedlec Ossuary, where the remains of over 45,000 people have been preserved since the 16th century. Marvel at the underground Chapel of All Saints, decorated with objects made of human bones and skulls. Recently, this ossuary was selected by National Geographic Magazine as among the 10 strangest places in the world. Next, stop to admire one of the most beautiful late Gothic cathedrals in Europe, the famous St. Barbara Cathedral. The masterpiece of the architects Matyáš Rejsk and Benedikt Ried is an example of exquisite Gothic architecture. After a morning of touring, enjoy lunch in one of the best restaurants in Kutná Hora, located in a unique 17th-century house. Taste traditional Czech soup or an appetizer, and savor a Czech favorite as the main course. Enjoy your meal with fresh beer from the tank or Moravian wines. The last item on the agenda will be a short walk through the city of Kutná Hora. Return to Prague between 3 PM and 4 PM.

From Prague: Kutna Hora Walking Tour & St. Barbara Cathedral

6. From Prague: Kutna Hora Walking Tour & St. Barbara Cathedral

Head east from Prague to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage site of Kutna Hora. Built in the Middle Ages in the midst of an extensive silver ore field, it quickly became Bohemia’s second-most significant town. Its ample mineral assets became the backbone of the Czech economy, enriching the kingdom massively. Next, you’ll tour the town’s Cathedral of St. Barbara, considered one the best examples of late Gothic architecture in Bohemia. St. Barbara was patroness of the miners, and miners would come to the cathedral to receive her blessings. Learn a little bit more about the Czech Republic’s rich history on this walking tour from Prague.

From Prague: Kutna Hora and Bone Chapel Tour

7. From Prague: Kutna Hora and Bone Chapel Tour

Take a day trip from Prague to the gruesome bone chapel of Kutná Hora and explore the historic buildings of the medieval town center. During the 6-hour excursion, you will visit all the main sights, including the ghoulish Sedlec Ossuary, and the Gothic masterpiece of St. Barbara's Church. Thanks to the prosperous silver mines, Kutná Hora became the second most important town of the Bohemian Kingdom in the Middle Ages after Prague. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, the town is full of remarkable late Gothic and Baroque architecture. Visit the miraculous Church of St. Barbara, the Italian Court (Royal Mint), and the unique Ossuary in Sedlec, where you will also see Bohemia’s oldest Cistercian Monastery. Learn about the Hussite Wars, and explore the boom days when Kutná Hora competed with Prague economically and culturally to become the favorite residence of Bohemian kings.

From Prague: Private Guided Kutna Hora Tour with Transport

8. From Prague: Private Guided Kutna Hora Tour with Transport

Your driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel. On the 1.5-hour drive to Kutna Hora, your guide will explain to you the rich history of the town, and its importance during medieval times. Upon arrival, you will first visit the famous Bone chapel. The chapel holds approximately 40,000 human bones from different time periods, mainly from the 13th to the 15th centuries. Legend has it that a lonely monk began the construction of the chapel in 15th century. Admire the strange bone structures and take photographs of this odd chapel. Then you will get back into your vehicle and drive to the Italian court in the city center. This building was initially designed as the King's residence, and later served as the mint where the quality silver coins were produced. From the court you walk along the wonderful narrow streets of the historical center. At the end of this walk, you will reach Saint Barbara's Church. The church is unique in its style of decoration and structure, and has an interesting history. The church is named after Saint Barbara, the miners' patron saint. Admire the amazing decorative architecture, and the famous frescoes from 14th to 16th centuries, with scenes of silver miners and coin strikers. After the visit, you will return to your vehicle and drive back to Prague, where you will be dropped off in at your hotel or in the city center.

From Prague : Kutná Hora Tour with lunch and drinks

9. From Prague : Kutná Hora Tour with lunch and drinks

Explore Kutná Hora to it's fullest. We will visit the Sedlec Ossuary, the St Barbora Cathedral and we will have lunch in one of Kutná Hora's typical restaurants. We visit The Cesky Sternberk Castle overlooking the Sázava river and we will have a tour inside the castle where we visit it's 15 rooms richly furnished with furniture from different style periods with a rich history dating back to almost 800 years. Afterwards we continue to Kutná Hora, where we have our biggest stop for about 3 hours (including the lunch stop) where we will have the opportunity to properly explore this historical city and it's most beautiful buildings. After Kutná Hora we will go to the Museum of Folklore Houses in Kouřim which houses collections of cultural heritage of vernacular architecture from Central, East and West Bohemia from the 17th to the 19th century, making it one of the biggest open air museums in the country. After this we head back to Prague after having a day rich in culture, history, great food and of course great czech beer.

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What people are saying about St. Barbara's Church, Kutná Hora

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4.5 / 5

based on 2,068 reviews

The full day spent with our friendly, funny and very knowledgable host Martin was just great. He had plenty of good anekdotes ( some surprisingly about the Rolling Stones) and was just a thrill of a guide. The group was small, and everything very well organized! The «Bone Church» is a bit underwellming, but the city was great - and Martin Made it all worth it. Would definitely recommend!

Tatiana nuestra guía fue increíble, fue como pasar la tarde con una amiga disfrutando de la ciudad y de la belleza de este rincón oculto de la República Checa. 10! Recomendado.

Tour was amazing, guide was very informative and friendly. Place is amazing- history, architecture. Drive was safe. Highly recommended tour.

Martin was wonderful! Such an amazing place to visit on a day trip from Prague.

Beautiful quiet little town, with amazing history.