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Chram svate Barbory, Kutna hora, Czech Republic

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Saint Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora, CZ, is one of the most famous Gothic churches in central Europe. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. St. Barbara is the patron saint of miners, which was highly appropriate for a town whose wealth was based entirely upon its silver mines.

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A: Zahrada za chrámem sv. Barbory

por Dušan Vondra, a menos de 10 metros de distancia

Zahrada za chrámem sv. Barbory

B: Kutna Hora

por Willy Kaemena, 10 metros de distancia

Kutna Hora 

Kutna Hora

C: City view from St.Barbara's backyard

por Markus Matern, 10 metros de distancia

In the backyard of St.Barbara you have a city view showing the Jesuite college on the left. The churc...

City view from St.Barbara's backyard

D: Kutna Hora, St. Barbara Cathedral

por Armin Leuprecht, 30 metros de distancia

Kutna Hora, St. Barbara Cathedral

E: St. Barbara's Church, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

por Jozef Kokes, 70 metros de distancia

Saint Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora, CZ, is one of the most famous Gothic churches in central Europe...

St. Barbara's Church, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

F: St.Barbara church south façade

por Markus Matern, 100 metros de distancia

The construction of St.Barabara started back in 1388, but could not be finished until 1905. The Gothi...

St.Barbara church south façade

G: Saint Barbara Cathedral, Kutna hora, Czech Republic

por Jozef Kokes, 120 metros de distancia

Saint Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora (Czech Republik) is one of the most famous Gothic churches in ce...

Saint Barbara Cathedral, Kutna hora, Czech Republic

H: Kutna Hora

por Willy Kaemena, 130 metros de distancia

Wikipedia: "Kutná Hora (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkutnaː ˈɦora]; medieval Czech: Hory Kutné; German: Kut...

Kutna Hora

I: Kutna Hora

por Toni Garbasso, 140 metros de distancia

Along Barboska street, the facede of the ex Jesuit convent, designed by Giovanni Domenico Orsi in 166...

Kutna Hora

J: Czech Museum of Silver

por Markus Matern, 310 metros de distancia

In the old castle (Hrádek) is nowadays the silver museum of Kutná Hora. It has an impressive tour thr...

Czech Museum of Silver

Este panorama fue tomado en Czech Republic

Esta es una vista general de Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a cool little landlocked country south of Germany and Poland, with a national addiction to pork and beer. Potatos, cabbage, and dumplings are close behind them, and they also have this great bar food called "utopenec." It means "a drowned man," it's pickled sausage with onions, perfect with some dark wheat bread and beer. The Czech bread is legendary, like a meal all by itself.

Czechoslovakia first became a sovereign state in 1918 when it declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The state of Czechoslovakia lasted until the "Velvet Divorce" of 1993, which created Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

It was occupied by Germany in WWII but escaped major damage, unlike most other European cities. The nation's capital, Prague, retains some of Europe's most beautiful Baroque architecture as well as one of the largest medieval castle complexes still standing. The President of the Czech Republic has his offices in the Prague Castle even today.

There was a coup d'etat in 1948 and Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet rule. For fifty years Czechoslovakia was a Socialist state under the USSR, subject to censorship, forced atheism and even the arrest of jazz musicians!

In 1989, communist police violently squashed a pro-democracy demonstration and pissed everybody off so bad that a revolution erupted over it, finally ending the Communist rule.

The next twenty years saw rapid economic growth and westernization. Today in Prague you can eat at McDonald's or KFC, shop for snowboarding boots and go see a punk rock show.

The Czech Republic took over the presidency of the European Union in January 2009. This instantly created lots of political drama because the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, is a renowned Euroskeptic.

We anxiously await the outcome of "President Klaus vs. the Lisbon Treaty", a world heavywieght fight sceduled for spring 2009.

Text by Steve Smith.

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