Kutná Hora: The UNESCO World Heritage Site with the medieval feels

Woot! It’s Maerose again, writing a quick entry before I head out to the rest of this beautiful Thursday! 😉 Here’s the continuation of my trip to the ancient city of Kutná Hora, located in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. Last time, I wrote about the Church of Bones, with interiors filled with bones of about 40,000 people from the 13th-15th century.

Next stop was a walking tour around the medieval city of  Kutná Hora, followed by a delighful lunch in the famous Dačický pub restaurant. As I have mentioned in the previous entry, “the historical silver-mining town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was particularly a rich and extravagant city in the 14th century due to the mining industry, but it slowly declined over the years. … According to our tour guide, the city got its name from the cloak of the monks (Kutten) who first inhabited the region. There was also a myth about a certain monk who, upon discovery of the silver mines, left his cloak (Kutten) at the foot of a hill and became a businessman instead. The incident led the people to call the city Kutná Hora.” Here are some photos from the walking tour:

The group on a walking tour around Kutná Hora
The group on a walking tour around Kutná Hora

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The old coin manufactured in the city
The old coin manufactured in the city

The town is best characterized by its narrow, crooked and cobblestone streets, Baroque architectural style, and fine private dwellings. As promised by Prague Expert, the guide took us to a nice restaurant hidden along one of the crooked and narrow lanes of the town.  The Dačický beer hall is famous for its medieval feels and exotic Czech dishes and the local Dačický beer. It is not a very affordable place to eat, so it was quite an opportunity to sit in the old tavern and enjoy some Czech dishes. You can find more information about the restaurant, the prices and menu, here: http://www.dacicky.com/menu/?lang=en.

Welcome to Dačický beer hall
Welcome to Dačický beer hall
Creamy starter soup
Creamy starter soup
Apple strudel with sour cream for dessert
Apple strudel with sour cream for dessert
Roast pork with sautéed cabbage and bread dumplings
Roast pork with sautéed cabbage and bread dumplings

It was so fine to roam around the city, get to know its history and its people, and it was quite a privilege to experience fine dining at Dačický. The people I was with were older in age and probably very well-traveled. But there I was, mingling with them like I have accomplished as much as they have had in life. hahaha These things make me feel alive! #spreadlove

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