For those looking for an interesting day trip from Prague, Kutná Hora is one of your best options. The city was a regional powerhouse back in the Middle Ages thanks to its silver mines. Today, Kutná Hora boasts a rich tapestry of architectural styles and unique buildings from different historical periods, including two cathedrals, two Romanesque churches, five Gothic and two Baroque churches, three large monastic buildings, two Gothic chapels and if you need more, a number of burgher houses and stone sculptural works.
The historic centre of Kutná Hora with the Cathedral of St. Barbara and the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady in Sedlec are listed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. In addition, there are three national cultural heritage monuments – the former mint Italian Court, Kačina Chateau and the Church of St. James in the village of the same name – not to be confused with the Church of St. James in Kutná Hora proper.
Besides the history and architecture, Kutná Hora has a lively events calendar including concerts, music festivals, exhibitions, festivals and sporting events. Outside of town, there are spots for climbing along the Vrchlice stream, horseback riding is also popular and a good network of hiking and biking trails which lead to other sites of interest including Velky Pond, Kačina Chateau, the ruins of Sion Castle and the Vysoká viewing tower near the village of Miskovice.