What else to experience in Kutna Hora?
If you have an interest in unique architecture and bone-chilling stories, then Kutna Hora is the one for you – or perhaps you want a spa-town escape steeped in history, in that case, I invited you to read my guide to Karlovy Vary.
While I visited Kutna Hora on my own budget and planning a couple of years ago, this article is produced as part of the #CzechIn2021 campaign, in partnership with the Czech Republic tourism board.
The Italian Courtyard, once the Royal Central Mint of Prague until a fire put an end to that, is home to a grand palace, and nowadays the town hall and a minting museum. Dating back to the 14th century, it was once a castle, complete with a moat, where the towns silver would be stored. You can enter the museum and the royal chapel to witness the history – the interior of the chapel particularly impressive.
More than anything though, a day trip to Kutna Hora provides the chance for a change of pace. With the capital, one of the (deservedly) top city destinations in the world, the smaller regional cities and towns offer a chance to slow down, wander without crowds, and take into a more authentic look at the Czech Republic than you’ll likely find in the touristy beer-halls off Prague’s Old Town Square.
Jesuit College, now the Central Bohemia Gallery
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While perhaps Kutna Hora sounds like a haunted place of dramatic stories and creepy chapels, the city itself is actually very inviting.