Kutná Hora

A district town in the Central Bohemian Region, about 70 km (43.5 mi) south-east from Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic (49°57′N 15°16′E).

Population: 20,839 as of March 26, 2011.

Area: 33.05 sq.km (12.76 sq.mi).

First mentioned: 1276

Signed the Memorandum of Cooperation with the Association of Local Governments "The Gediminids’ Way" on February 17, 2014.

Official site of Kutná Hora:
www.mu.kutnahora.cz

Tourist site:
www.kutnahora.cz

Photo album:
Kutná Hora


Stone House

Kutná Hora, the foundation of which goes back to the 13th century, developed gradually from a mining settlement. Its importance grew along with silver mining and coin minting. Historically, Kutná Hora is one of the most important towns in the Czech lands, and is rightfully regarded as a heritage jewel.

The town's historical center, containing over 300 buildings of cultural importance, was declared a heritage site in 1961. The center, along with St. Barbara’s Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady and St. John the Baptist in Sedlec, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1995.

During its "golden years," Kutná Hora became a cosmopolitan metropolis and the economic heart of the Kingdom of Bohemia. The Italian Court was a witness of many important meetings, negotiations and other events, which influenced the fate of not only the Kingdom. Here, in 1471, young Polish Prince Vladislaus II (of the Jagielloninans, a branch of the Gediminid dynasty) was elected the King of Bohemia.

Monuments from the era of Jagiellonian dynasty ruling:

  • St. Barbara's Cathedral (14th–19th c.)
  • Corpus Christi Chapel (14th–15th c.)
  • Italian Court (13th–14th c.)
  • Hrádek – Czech Museum of Silver (15th c.)
  • Stone House (15th c.)
  • Malešov Fortress (14th c.)