Friday, September 12, 2014

Kutná Hora Trip

On Tuesday we headed out to Kutná Hora to see the Bone Church.  The ossuary is actually in Sedlec which is a suburb of Kutná Hora.

Pictures of the church just don't do it justice.  No matter how much you tell someone about it, people are always blown away by it.  Honestly, how can you really describe human skull chandeliers?

After the Bone Church we headed over to the Cathedral of the Assumption of our Lady and St. John the Baptist.  It took 30 years to build the cathedral, from 1290 to 1320.

In 1421 it was burned out by Hussite troops and laid in ruins for about 300 years.  It was first renovated from 1699 to 1709.  The Roman Catholic church renovated the cathedral again from 2001 to 2009.  The cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Random street in Kutná Hora
After lunch and more walking around Kutná Hora, it was time to go see one of the most famous Gothic churches in Central Europe.

The Cathedral of St. Barbara is the second largest cathedral in Czechland.  While construction began in 1388 it wasn't actually completed until 1905.  It too is part of the Kutná Hora UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This was a pretty full day as far as new experiences go.  My parents had never been to a cathedral before and today they visited too of them.  And an ossuary.  They are totally in awe of the amazing architecture over here.

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