Stone Fountain

This “stone fountain”, sensitively situated within the space of the square, belongs to jewels of the late Gothic architecture. In addition, it is a unique monument of technical nature.

Due to the intensive mining activity, Kutná Hora for many years faced the problem of drinking water supplies. Water was brought to the town from its surroundings by a system of wooden piping several kilometers long. The piping flowed into tanks from where the water was drawn.

In 1493-95, Master Brikcí built a twelve sided stone structure, richly decorated with tracery and pinnacles, atop the tank. The stone fountain, very tastefully placed in the square, is a fine example of late Gothic architecture as well as a unique engineering relic.

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