Cathedral of St Barbara

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Cathedral of St Barbara information

Prices
adult/concession 50/30Kč
Opening hours
9am-5.30pm Tue-Sun May-Sep, 10am-4pm Tue-Sun Oct-Apr
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Kutná Hora’s greatest monument is the Gothic Cathedral of St Barbara . Rivalling Prague’s St Vitus in size and magnificence, its soaring nave culminates in elegant, six-petalled ribbed vaulting. Work was started in 1380, interrupted during the Hussite Wars and abandoned in 1558 when the silver began to run out. It was finally completed in neogothic style at the end of the 19th century. The ambulatory chapels preserve some original 15th-century frescoes, some of them showing miners at work. Take a walk around the outside of the church, too; the terrace at the east end enjoys the finest view in town.