Bones & Kutna Hora

Hi all!

Our train journey to Kutna Hora was pretty interesting. With a sudden word of Bollywood, we started an interesting conversation with an Indian lady travelling with her family (though seated away from them). The station for the Seedlec Ossuary (or the Cemetery Church) and the Cathedral of Assumption of our Lady was a tad in the middle of nowhere. Haha.

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The ossuary holds the skeletons of 40, 000 to 70, 000 people arranged into decorations and furnishing for the chapel.

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Just down the road from the chapel is the Cathedral of Assumption of our Lady. It mainly held paintings and we headed up to the roof to head to the second floor of the church. It was here,  attempts by 3 members of our group for a good jump shots were met with ridiculous expression by other visitors and a slight contempt/humor by the caretaker of the church as it was caught on camera.

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Once we travelled (by train) further down to the town of Kutna Hora, we had an apple strudel and a bohemian cake that was quite good with a slight coffee taste. The chicken with croquette we had was nothing to take note of. After that we headed to St Barbara Church where we took some graduation photos on the field just outside before we headed back to Prague in the late afternoon for a sub-par dinner. We changed a majority of our koruna to forint here, leaving enough for the train ride to the bus station that night.

TIP: If the money changer wants to charge an interest rate, just walk away, they might be willing to waived it off. That’s what happened to us and we got a pretty good rate as compared to our initial attempt to change money in Budapest. We just changed at a money changer near Wenceslas Square. 

 

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There’s pretty much nothing to do in Kutna Hora, other than visiting churches. The only somewhat interesting one is the Cemetery Church. It made for a fairly relaxed day trip if you’re bored with Prague. Till the next post, bye!

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