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When speaking about Kutna Hora, most foreigners recall the famous ossuary that made the town the third most visited one in the Czech Republic after Prague and Cesky Krumlov. However, the ossuary is actually nothing more than bizarre rarity. The real value of Kutna Hora is in its medieval architecture and particularly in this church -- St Barabara Cathedral, the most beautiful Czech church in the Gothic style and definitely the most photogenic one.

Building of the cathedral started in 1381 and was left uncompleted in 1512. Three famous architects designed it -- Jan Parler, the son of Petr Parler who designed St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle, Matyas Rejsek, the author of the Powder Tower in Prague, and Benedikt Reid, who designed the Vladislav's Hall in Prague Castle.

Current look is a result of completing the cathedral in Neo-gothic style by Josef Mocker in the beginning of the 20th century.

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