what keeps us from traveling to the lands we want to see, the seas we want to swim in, the jobs our souls require and most importantly, the love our hearts ache for. one wing out, while the other sporadically sputters ~r~
Prior to my last day in Prague, I took a day trip to Kutná Hora, which lies east of the city. A church made of human bones? Sold!
Being out in the country was a nice change of scenery for me. I found Prague to be very commercialized and touristy. Yes, I myself was a tourist, but some of you reading this will understand where I’m coming from. The town center was about a 45 minute walk away from the train station, so like I had been doing the entire trip, I made the trek. It was cold, it was grey and it was extremely quiet.
I enjoyed most of the day to myself, only running into a few people along the way. The gothic structure of St. Barbara Cathedral would be my first stop of the day. Construction began in 1388, but wasn’t finished until 1905. Another piece of architecture that I would be in complete awe of.
Inside would hold even more treasures.
I enjoyed a local lunch at a spot called Dačický. Inside I felt like I was thrown back into medieval times. Not the first time, and certainly not the last! The waitresses were gowned in long dresses, a fire was burning, and long wooden tables were set up in the dining room. I had the wild boar goulash, along with ginger dumplings. The perfect meal to fuel me, for the walk back to the train station. Before departing the beautiful country side though, I had one last stop to make.
The Sedlec Ossuary had been my main reason for coming to Kutná Hora in the first place. In simple words, it’s a church made of human bones. It doesn’t look like much when you walk up to it, but upon entering inside you’ll see what makes this place so special. The ossuary contains the remains of about 60,000 people.
If you’re planning a trip to Prague in the near future, I would highly recommend spending a day in this city situated in the Central Bohemian region of Bohemia.
I got back to Praha around mid evening and actually had the urge to venture out for a bit. The bar I had been wanting to check out wasn’t open for another 15 minutes, so I took that as a sign and headed back to my air b&b. I had one more day to spend in Prague. What was the pull to this place in the first place? I was about to answer my question …