During our road trip to Prague for Easter, we visited the Cathedral of St. Barbara – patron saint of miners. Before then, we’d never heard of the church. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and regarded by many as one of the most spectacular Gothic cathedrals in Europe, the church is perched high on a hill overlooking the town of Kutná Hora.
After first visiting the ossuary in the morning, we headed to St. Barbara. The cathedral, with its rows of dark, narrow spires, was impossible to miss, rising up as a ghostly specter in the gloomy gray skies of an angry March day. Driving along a creek below the church right in tow, we parked and climbed a meandering cobblestone path around its imposing stone perimeter to arrive at what truly has to be one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the Czech Republic, if not all of Europe.