Strakonice (Czech Republic) – the main attractions with photos and description. All about Strakonice: detailed information about the city for leisure travel.
Strakonice – a small town in the south of the Czech Republic, located on the confluence of Otava and Volynka, 52 km north of Ceske Budejovice about 100 km from Prague. A city with a population of about 25 thousand. man is located in the picturesque hilly area of South Bohemian edges among forests and meadows.
Strakonice – an ancient city, the first written mention of which date back to the first half of the 13th century. The town was formed of four villages. The development of Strakonice is associated with the Bavor family. This noble family in the 12-13 century contributed to the construction big castle. In 1243, the Order of St. John in Strakonice was built early gothic church and monastery.
In 1367, the settlement received urban privileges. In the 15th century the Bavor family has sold part of the castle to the Order of St. John. Strakonice became the headquarters of the order until the end of the 17th century. City development like The industrial center began in the 19th century when it was built textile factory.
Sights in Strakonice
Small Strakonice offers tourists a few old attractions and monuments of architecture.
Castle in Strakonice
Castle Strakonice – the main attraction and pride city, a national monument of history and architecture. This The medieval castle is located on a low cliff right at the confluence Aftermath and Bagpipes. It is a vast complex of buildings and buildings of different historical periods and architectural styles. The architectural dominant is the 31-meter high Gothic tower. Also of interest is the castle palace with the capitulary hall. the knights of maltese and the castle romance-gothic church in style Baroque with an old gothic altar.
AT castle Strakonice
The castle is surrounded by a powerful fortress wall and a moat. Building The buildings date from the first half of the 13th century. At the end of the 13th century originally the Romanesque castle was rebuilt in Gothic, at 16 the century the castle palace and its southern part were rebuilt in style Renaissance, and in the 18th century the eastern part received baroque features. AT The present moment in the castle is a museum with exhibits of painting and historical exhibits. Museum runs from April to December.
Church St. Procopius
Church of sv. Procopius – castle Romanesque-Gothic church early 13th century, later rebuilt in the Baroque style. Inside the church preserved ancient frescoes and gothic altar.
Church St. Margaret
Church of sv. Margaret is a one-nave building with a tower built in late 16th century. It was significantly rebuilt at the end of the 18th century.
On a small square in the historical center of Strakonice installed the plague column (Marian pillar) in the Baroque style, built in the early 18th century.
Pedestrian bridge over the Otava
In 2009, a steel pedestrian was built across Otava. bridge.
Gelfenburg Castle – Medieval ruins of a Gothic castle, alone of the largest in the Czech Republic. The castle was built in the 14th century on a hill Malošin, 6 km from the town of Bavorov in the Strakonice district. Castle was abandoned in the early 17th century.
Also close to Strakonice is the city of Blatna with beautiful water lock.
How to get to Strakonice
Strakonice is located between the major cities of Pilsen České Budějovice. The way here will take less than an hour. Distance from Prague is about 100 km. The bus can be reached in about an hour one and a half.