Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec (1995)
Czech Republic

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Czech Republic 2001. Kutna Hora, Church of St. Jacob.

Czech Republic 1998. Kutna Hora, St. Barbara Cathedral

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. 

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Other World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, section of the Czech Republic, for further information on the individual properties. 

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