Forbidden Town of Plzeň.

 

Plzen is the only one Czech town, about of which I felt shy to write. Until now. Until this moment I considered Pilsen (Plzen) and Borjomi to be diametrically opposed towns. It is all because of the stereotype: “Pilsen – beer”. Well, how can I write about beer in community, which is dedicated to the mineral water Borjomi?!

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Kutna Hora

 

Name “Kutna Hora” probably is not familiar to you. It seems that there is nothing interesting for tourists. Perhaps, they go there only to put in an appearance. What special features has this place? Well, a small town sixty kilometers from Prague … The historic center, which all can be walked round during 2 hours. Antique cathedrals, the royal palace and the mint place. Pavements, narrow streets and other things in the spirit of «old Europe».

All like in capital, but Kutna Hora is a bit smaller. It is like a regional center with a population of 20,000 inhabitants.

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Kutna Hora. Part 2.

Today I will tell you about one of the most original monuments of Czech architecture — «Ossuary». It is the chapel in the Cathedral of All Saints. The whole interior of this chapel is made of the shocking material. The altar, chandeliers and paintings are made from human bones. The decoration of the chapel consists of about 40,000 human skeletons.

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