Kutna Hora!

Our first ISA excursion was to the bohemian city of Kutna Hora. This cute silver mining village is only about an hour away from Prague, and a very relaxed place to visit. During our day at Kutna Hora, we had a tour through the town, traditional Czech meal provided to us by our program, and an educational tour of the historical mining processes. The Gothic church is so beautiful, and later we continued on to the Sedlec Ossuary- or famous bone church of Kutna Hora. This small roman catholic chapel is located beneath a cemetery, and contains the skeletons of about 60000 people, most of whom died from the Black Plague and the Hussite wars. I was originally excited about seeing the bone church, however it freaked me out a bit because I forced myself to remember that these were real people, and not just decorations. Overall, the day was nice, the village was beautiful, and it was a fantastic opportunity to see other parts of the Czech Republic!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s