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Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Sedlec
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 14th-century
Date of Inscription: 1992
Location: Europe, Czech Republic, Central Bohemian Region, City and District of Kutná Hora
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Description: Developing due to the exploitation of silver mines, Kutná Hora became a royal city in the 14th century gifted with monuments that denoted its prosperity. The late Gothic period’s jewel, the Saint Barbara Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec (restored in line with the 18th century baroque taste) in Kutná Hora influenced the architecture of the rest of Central Europe. Today these masterpieces shape part of a preserved medieval urban fabric which also boasts a striking affluence of private dwellings. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Kutná Hora (medieval Czech: Hory Kutné, German: Kuttenberg), is a city in the Czech Republic in Central Bohemian Region of Bohemia. During the thirteenth and sixteenth century the city competed with Prague economically, culturally and politically. Since 1995 the city center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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