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With actual journeys becoming a distant dream for the time being, here are a few options for armchair travel.
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For medieval history buffs, the Czech town of Kutna Hora has two great attractions: St. Barbara’s Church, often called a cathedral because of its grandeur, and the Sedlec Ossuary, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints outside the town. St. Barbara’s is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in central Europe and is a UNESCO world heritage site. But visitors are more attracted to the ossuary, a chapel containing bones of more than 40,000 people, arranged in decorative patterns.
Church of Bones bans photos after visitors take inappropriate snaps with skeletons; Julie Delahaye; Mirror
The Sedlec Ossuary chapel in the Czech Republic town of Kutná Hora has become the latest attraction to clamp down on photography. The chapel is known as the “Church of Bones” due to its unusual decor.
Awesome Czech’ Church built using 40,000 human skeletons In the heart of the Czech countryside, Kutná Hora houses some of the most beautiful architecture in the whole of Bohemia. ‘Bone Church’: Located in Czech city Kutná Hora, Sedlec Ossuary is adorned with around 40,000 human skeletons. Positioned around 70 kilometers (about 43 miles) east of […]
Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic is home to a Roman Catholic church decorated with grisly remains exhumed in the 15th century. Find out the strange story of the Sedlec Ossuary, aka the “Church of Bones.”
Walk through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kutna Hora in Czechia for the historical town center, along with some beautiful buildings with Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance & Baroque buildings. Included is the Bone Church of Sedlec Ossuary.
Explore the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kutná Hora on a tour from Prague. See the late Gothic St. Barbara’s Church and stroll around the town center. Then visit the chapel of human bones at the Roman Catholic Cemetery Church of All Saints.
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The 39 of the Greatest Constructions of Gothic Architecture in the World; Christopher McFadden; Interesting Engineering
Gothic Architecture dominated the high to late middle ages and has left many European cities with a wealth of beautiful buildings.
Gothic Architecture is a pan-European style that lasted between the mid 12th Century and the 16th Century. It is usually characterized as a style of masonry building that makes heavy use of cavernous spaces with walls broken up by overlaid tracery,
Typical architectural features include:
– Rib vaults
– Flying buttresses
– Pointed Gothic arches
– Stained glass windows were also common
One of the earliest buildings ever to feature these elements is the Abbey of Saint-Denis (included below) in Paris. So-called high Gothic years (Mid 13th to 14th Centuries) were ushered in with the construction of the Chartres Cathedral (also included below) in France.
It would be the French who would excel in this form throughout the period. The British, Spanish and Germans would follow suit and develop their own variations on the general Gothic theme.
Read more from source: The 39 of the Greatest Constructions of Gothic Architecture in the World
Kutna Hora: Medieval Beauty and Bones, Flying Buttresses and Frescoes, Gothic Splendor and Gargoyles; Anita & Richard; No Particular Place To Go
Have car – will travel! And travel we did during our time in the Czech Republic, putting many kilometers on our can’t-lose-me-in-a-crowded-parking-lot, neon-green, rented Skoda during the week we had it. As luck would have it, the little city of Kutná Hora, population around 20,000, was only an hour east of Prague and almost dead center in the heart of Bohemia, making it easy to heed the advice of several friends to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The original silver mining settlement of Cuthna Antiqua, Old Kutna, was settled as early as the 10th century but its economic fortunes were tied to the establishment of the first Cistercian monastery in Bohemia, Sedlec Abbey, in the nearby village of Sedlec in 1142.