4:30 p.m.– 6 p.m.
Lecture by Marek Zágora. Only in Czech.
St. Barbara’s Church in Kutná Hora is one of the best-known Gothic churches in the Czech Republic, and at the time of construction it even eclipsed St. Vitus’ Cathedral in Prague in terms of its architecture. The church was built to showcase the importance and power of Kutná Hora, a mining town which in the early 14th century was the economic centre of Bohemia and the site of the royal mint which produced the new Prague groschen coins. The church also symbolized the self-confidence and ambition of Kutná Hora’s city fathers, whose wealth won them respect from the Bohemian kings. The famous architect Peter Parler contributed to the church’s design, and with its five naves it is one of the few genuine cathedral-type structures in the country. The lecture will present this unique building – which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995.
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The lecture will be streamed live on Facebooku and the gallery’s YouTube channel.