|UNESCO #732 - Kutná Hora - CZECH REPUBLIC|
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Kutná Hora - CZECH REPUBLIC - UNESCO #732
Another great card sent by Ondřej now with Kutná Hora one of the biggest and richest towns of the Czech Kingdom (because of the silver mines - the church is devoted to St Barbara because she is the patroness of the miners). Thank you very much Ondřej, reading your cards and watching all this amazing pictures give me a strong desire to visit your country! This postcard took 5 days to arrive!
Kutná Hora developed as a result of the exploitation of the silver mines. In the 14th century it became a royal city endowed with monuments that symbolized its prosperity. The Church of St Barbara, a jewel of the late Gothic period, and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec, which was restored in line with the Baroque taste of the early 18th century, were to influence the architecture of central Europe. These masterpieces today form part of a well-preserved medieval urban fabric with some particularly fine private dwellings.