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The city is located in a wooded and field setting, among the hills. The climate is temperate. Annual precipitation usually does not exceed 600 mm. Tourists visit the city throughout the year, despite the cool winter and hot summer.

Modern Pilsen is a major cultural and industrial center of the Czech Republic and Western Bohemia. This is the richest city of the Czech Republic. Beer lovers will especially like it, as there is one of the world's brewing centers in Pilsen.

The peak of the influx of tourists falls in the autumn, because in October there is a beer festival. During the festival you can see concerts in the main square and costume performances in the museum.

Horror museum

The exhibition of ghosts and monsters (another name of the museum) is located in the building of the Central Hotel. The exhibits are prehistoric monsters that inhabited the waters of Plzen. Will appeal to both adults and young children, for whom an entertainment and educational route with harmless monsters has been created..

  • Address: Underground of the Central Hotel, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic
  • Working hours: 10.00 - 18.00
  • Cost: children and pensioners - 50 CZK, adults - 80 CZK, family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) - 220 CZK.

Great Synagogue

It is located near the Opera House. It is the third largest synagogue in the world.

Today, the synagogue is rarely used for its intended purpose. Basically, it serves as a venue for concerts and exhibitions for residents and tourists Plzen.

  • Address: Sady Pětatřicátníků 35/11, Pilsen 301 24, Czech Republic
  • Visiting hours: 10.00 - 18.00
  • Cost: for children under 10 years old - free of charge, children from 10 to 15 years old - 40 kroons, students and senior citizens - 50 kroons, adults - 70 kroons.

Plzensky Prazdroj Brewery

It is located on the right bank of the Radbuza. In about 2 hours of a tour of the plant you can learn the history of the local brewery, the secrets of preparing the perfect beer, watch the production and preparation of the drink. And at the end of the tour there is a tasting of different types of beer. Will appeal to fans of intoxicating drink.

  • Address: U Prazdroje 64/7, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic
  • Visiting hours: 8.00 - 18.00
  • Cost: children under 6 years old + 1 accompanying person - free of charge, general admission ticket - 250 CZK.

St. Bartholomew's Cathedral

The main attraction of Pilsen, as well as its symbol is the Cathedral of Sts. Bartholomew. The building was built in the Gothic style.

Having overcome more than 300 steps, the tourists enjoy a wonderful view of the city from the observation deck of the bell tower. Next to the tower of the cathedral is a fence depicting an angel.

  • Address: Namesti Republiky 234/35, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic
  • Visiting hours: 10.00 - 18.00

Puppet Museum

The landmark is located in one of the medieval buildings.

While visiting the museum, adults and children will learn the ways and secrets of creating puppets. You can also play with the dolls and learn how to manage them. At times, performances are held chamber theater, which is located in the museum.

  • Address: Namesti Republiky 137/23, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic
  • Visiting hours: 10.00 - 18.00
  • Cost: 60 CZK.

West Bohemian Museum

The magnificent building of Western Bohemia was built to house the largest museum collection in Pilsen. The main exhibition is devoted to the history of the city. It contains a large collection of weapons and firearms and a collection of rare books.

  • Address: Kopeckeho sady 357/2, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic
  • Visiting hours: 10.00 - 18.00
  • Cost: 60 CZK.

Observatory in Pilsen

It will appeal to people interested in astronomy and the riddles of the universe. Regular lectures and exhibitions will not leave indifferent to space.

Especially enjoyable is the opportunity to observe the starry sky, using mobile telescopes. Enjoys good reviews.

  • Address: U Drahy 11, Pilsen 318 00, Czech Republic
  • Visiting hours: 8.00 - 16.00

Plzen Zoo

Includes a zoo, aquarium, botanical garden and dinopark, with dinosaurs in natural quantities. The practical location of animals allows tourists to observe them in conditions of almost wild nature.

Also in the adjacent area to the zoo there is a farm where livestock is raised. There you can pet and feed some animals.

  • Address: Pod Vinicemi 928/9, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic
  • Visiting hours: 9.00 - 17.00
  • Cost: Children, students - 110 CZK, adults - 150 CZK. Dinopark: children, students - 170 crowns, adults - 240 crowns.

Scientific Center "Techmania"

An amazing museum dedicated to scientific achievements. To tour was wonderful, it is better to take a guide.

In "Techmania" reveal the secrets of mathematics, chemistry and other sciences in a simple and accessible language. Various expositions will delight young scientists, detectives and simply curious people.

  • Address: Borska | Brenkova, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic
  • Working hours: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Cost: Children under 4 years old - free of charge, adults - 50 kroons, children - 50 kroons, family ticket - 170 kroons.

City litice

The surroundings of Pilsen are also rich in sights. The main considered ruins of the ancient castle Litice.

Stroll through the ruins will appeal to history buffs. The hail offers a wonderful view of the village Litice. You can get to the ruins on the Pilsen-Klatovy highway.

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Throughout the ages, the style and architecture of Pilsen has been shaped. Traveling around the city will be not only informative, but also exciting. Because it will allow you to feel the flavor of the Czech Republic, to understand its history and to try a real intoxicating drink. Walking through the city, there is a lot to see and take a photo as a memory of the trip.

What is this city?

Pilsen is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic. It is an important cultural, administrative, industrial and commercial center, located not far from the capital of the state of Prague and founded by King Vaclav II himself.

How to move around the city?

If you decide to explore the historical part of the city, then it is best to move on foot. And if you need to overcome an impressive distance, then use public transport, its network in Pilsen is very developed. You can choose a trolley bus, tram or bus. By the way, you can buy a travel ticket for one day, which is sometimes very convenient.

Where to stay?

Hotels in Plzen are very numerous, and most of them are concentrated in the central part of the city. The prices are different and depend on the “star”, as well as on the location (the farther from the center, the lower the cost of living), but still they are quite affordable and democratic, especially if compared with the capital ones. In addition, in almost all hotels conditions are comfortable. And if you want to save money, you can find a guest house and rent a room in it.

Pilsen is a very beautiful city, and it can be seen even in the photo. It is located in the valley of the confluence of four rivers, which form one large named Beruonka. There are a lot of forests, so this place is clean and pleasant to relax. The air is minimally polluted, so you can safely breathe deeply. And stunning landscapes deliver a special aesthetic pleasure.

The climate of Plzen is mild, the weather is quite pleasant. Summer here is quite hot, the temperature at this time of the year can reach 30 degrees during the day, but at night it usually drops to 20-22. In winter it is rather cold here, but it is wet.

The temperature usually ranges from 5-7 degrees below zero, but sometimes it can drop to -15 and even -20, but this happens very rarely. Precipitation is very abundant and can fall even in the driest months, which are July and August. But the sun here is enough.

sights

What to see the tourist who came to the city of Pilsen? There are many interesting and noteworthy places here:

  • Republic Square is the central and most important area of ​​the city, which is also the largest in all of Europe. Around this place are several beautiful historical buildings. In addition, here you can see sculptures and figured fountains.
  • Gothic Cathedral of St. Bartholomew. The height of its tower is about 102 meters! And if you overcome the 301 steps, you can climb to the observation deck.
  • If you are planning a vacation in Pilsen, then by all means visit the historical caves. They are located under the very center of the city and represent numerous corridors with wells and even rooms. Once they were used to store food and water from a water tower, and today they simply remind of those ancient times.
  • The Great Synagogue is considered the third largest in the world and the second in Europe. There are still services in part of this grand building, and concerts are held in the rest of the premises.
  • The West Bohemian Museum is considered the largest in the city. It contains the largest collection of weapons. In addition, here you can get an idea about the era of the late Renaissance.
  • Scientific center "Techmania". Here are collected a variety of technological advances, unique interactive inventions, as well as compositions built on the laws of physics. It's very interesting here!
  • Puppet Museum. Here you can see fancy dolls.
  • Museum of monsters. His exhibits are based on Czech fairy tales, whose characters look very unusual.
  • If you want to get acquainted with classical Czech art, then go to the West Czech Gallery.
  • The City Hall is a true symbol of Pilsen.
  • Be sure to check out the local zoo, it will be interesting both for children and adults. On the territory you can find the rarest and most amazing representatives of the fauna. In addition, you can go to the botanical garden or in "Dinopark", in which the figures of dinosaurs.
  • Be sure to head to the brewing museum. Here you will learn what and how Czech beer is brewed, as well as how to drink it properly.

What to do in Pilsen?

So, what should every tourist who comes to Pilsen have to do?

  • Walk the entire historical part of the city. It does not take much time and effort, but you can learn the history of this amazing place and get a lot of pleasant emotions.
  • Try local beer, as well as other varieties of Czech foam drinks. But do not overdo it! Although a truly high-quality beer (and there is simply no other in the Czech Republic) does not cause severe alcohol intoxication and hangovers.
  • Be sure to visit all the museums, each of them deserves special attention. Absolutely all the exhibits are amazing and interesting.
  • Pilsen is a resort for connoisseurs of beauty and lovers of a measured life, so be sure to enjoy the local nature, it is unique and fascinating.
  • View the city from a bird's flight. This can be done by climbing to the observation deck of the Gothic Cathedral of St. Bartholomew. Great views from here!
  • If you want to freshen up and swim, then go to the Bolevyetske ponds. The water in them is incredibly clean. And here lovers of outdoor recreation and yachting often gather.
  • If you go to Plzen in the fall, be sure to visit the famous Pilsner Fest festival in all of the Czech Republic, which takes place here every year.

Czech cuisine is quite colorful, but not too complicated, so you will definitely like it. In general, it is a mixture of traditional local dishes, as well as some borrowed. All of them are very nourishing, mainly prepared from meat, and fat.

As a side dish usually serves a variety of cereals, potatoes, cabbage. Also here are very fond of cheese, especially smoked. But in Plzen there are a variety of restaurants in which customers are invited to taste both traditional classic Czech snacks, such as roasted pork knuckle, fried cheese or hermelin, and dishes from different cuisines of the world.

As for drinks, the Czech Republic is famous, of course, for beer. By the way, the city of Pilsen is the birthplace of the world-famous Pilsner Urquell beer.

In the historic part of the city there is a great variety of shops, shops and boutiques, where you can buy interesting gizmos. Be sure to buy quality Bohemian glass here, because Pilsen is the center of Western Bohemia.

Let the trip be remembered and give only the most vivid impressions!

Pilsen (Czech Republic)

Pilsen is the largest city in Western Bohemia and the administrative center of the Pilsen region. Located at the confluence of four rivers: Mzhe, Radbuza, Uglava and Uslava, which unite into the Berounka River. Pilsen is considered the capital of Western Bohemia and one of the centers of Czech brewing, and is also among the five largest and most important cities in the Czech Republic.

Pilsen is an ancient city with interesting architecture and landmarks. But it is also a major industrial, economic and educational center. This is one of the richest cities in the Czech Republic. The Skoda company and the Pilsner beer factory were founded here.

Panorama of the city

The city is located in a hilly area among forests and fields. The climate is temperate, but slightly cooler and drier than the rest of the Czech Republic. Rainfall for the year falls less than 600 mm. The summer is warm, the winter is cool. Frosts begin in November. In winter, both long-lasting frosts and thaws are possible.

On the streets of Pilsen

Pilsen was founded by King Wenceslas II (son of Premysl Otakar I) in the 13th century. Interestingly, Pilsen was immediately planned and built as a city. Therefore, there are many direct streets and spacious squares, and the central square is generally the largest in Western Europe.

Panorama of the city

Thanks to its good location near the trade routes to Nuremberg and Regensburg and the capital, Prague, the city quickly grew and developed. In the 14th century, Pilsen was the third largest city in the Czech Republic after Prague and Kutna Hora.

In the 15th century, Pilsen became one of the centers of resistance to the Hussites, who besieged the city three times, but never took it. During the Thirty Years' War, the city was taken by German troops and fought off the Swedes twice. In the 17th century, the architecture of Pilsen was captured by Baroque ideas. Therefore, there are so many baroque buildings in the historical center of the city.

Now Pilsen is a modern large industrial, commercial, cultural center of the Czech Republic and Western Bohemia, as well as a world center of brewing. Here they brew the famous type of beer Pilsner, which was named after the city. This is a modern city, one of the richest in the Czech Republic. It is perfect for lovers of gastronomic tourism and "foamy drink." Public transport is represented by buses and trams.

Streets of Plzen

How to get there

The nearest international airport is located in Prague. The capital of the Czech Republic is located about 90 km. From Prague to Plzen you can be reached by train and bus from the main station or Smichov station. Trains go every hour. Also, the city is connected by train and bus service to Munich and Ceske Budejovice. There is an option to fly to Munich by plane, and from there you can get to Pilsen by train. Trains from the capital of Bavaria run four times a day. By car the best and fastest way to get to Pilsen is to travel on the D5 Nuremberg - Prague motorway.

Pilsen

Shopping and shopping

As in any fairly large city in the historic center of Pilsen, there are many shops. There are several large shopping centers and supermarket chains.

The main drink is the famous Pilsner beer, which can be tasted almost everywhere. Another well-known local beer is Gumbrinus.

Radin Castle

Radin Castle is a ruin of royal castle that existed in the Middle Ages. The landmark is located near the town of Pilsen, or rather, on the top of the Radina hill.

The fortress was built in the middle of the XIV century. At that time it was a large rectangular palace and two towers. At the beginning of the XVI century, the hail was destroyed in a fire, after which it was completely abandoned.

In our days are held reconstruction attractions. Currently, the historic exposition is located on the first floor of the tower, and there is an observation deck on the upper terrace. However, there are still serious measures to restore hail.

Castle Tetelice

Castle Tetelice is located in the small village of the same name, but at the same time, the landmark has gained particular popularity.

The castle is a 2-storey building of rectangular shape. The main differences are the presence of an attic and a tower on the roof. At the same time, the castle complex was built in 1713 by Frantisky Khrobchisky, who owned the whole village until 1730. The last owner of the castle and agricultural land of the village was Alois Knapp, who managed to acquire property in 1904, but still after 41 years he lost everything because of the communist government. Today, Tetelitsa was able to return it to descendants, who found a way to restore the sights.

Blatna Castle

Blatna Castle is located at a distance of 60 kilometers from Pilsen, so tourists can take a full tour and see the magnificent sight.

The castle complex surrounds a large moat, resembling a lake. This fact is due to the unification of several nearby ponds. In addition, during the construction activities, it was possible to use the area of ​​rocks, creating a unique island.

The castle belongs to the XIII century, but subsequently the object was rebuilt many times and even changed its appearance. Особенную роль сыграли представители рода Гильдбрандтов, которые и в наши дни остаются его прямыми владельцами.However, tourists are entitled to visit the unique building and stroll through the picturesque surroundings. The picturesque bridge unites the entrance to the castle and the park complex created in the English style.

Kladruby Monastery

The monastery, founded by Prince Vladislav I, formerly belonged to the Benedictines. Throughout its history, the building has repeatedly turned out to be an important place where various diplomatic events were held. However, all meetings had an impact on the development of Pilsen and the Czech Republic.

Initially, the monastery was built in accordance with the Romanesque traditions. Despite this fact, the building in 1233 was nevertheless remade in a Gothic fashion. In 1670, it was possible to complete a large-scale reconstruction of the building, after which the monastery complex began to attract pilgrims. However, in 1712, the temple was renewed, and the work was done by architect Jan Santini, who succeeded in the Baroque style.

Currently, the Kladruby monastery is one of the most important and largest in the whole of the Czech Republic. Tourists from many countries around the world have the right to go on local excursions.

Dinopark in Pilsen is a famous park complex dedicated to dinosaurs that lived on the earth millions of years ago. The discovery of the sights dates back to 2003, with valuable animal exhibits. Each visitor has the opportunity to understand how dinosaurs lived in their habitat before.

Modern technologies allowed to voice and even set in motion the exhibits. It is important to note that along with some dinosaurs are even laying with eggs.

More than 20 dinosaurs live in the park. To create a special atmosphere, it was necessary to introduce plants belonging to the Mesozoic era.

On the territory of the park complex there is a mini-train, a thematic cafe and a gift shop. As a result, both children and adults will enjoy the pastime.

Science Center Techmania

Science Center Techmania exists since 2005. Plzen University and car manufacturer Skoda were at the beginning of its creation. At the same time, children and adults can appreciate the gallery exhibits.

The scientific center is dedicated to the following areas of exact science:

It is important to note that visitors get the opportunity to touch, twist, twirl and even experience various objects.

It also has a 3D planetarium that allows you to look at the stars and even learn the features of sea currents, comprehend the basics of astronomy.

A visit to a unique science center will bring many pleasant impressions.

Shafarzhikovy gardens

Unique Shafarzhikovy gardens, created in the 1890s, located in Pilsen. Originally a landmark called the Royal Gardens. Nowadays, the gardens have been expanded, thanks to which they have acquired a unique look and delight in size.

The picturesque gazebos are covered with ornamental plants and are connected with each other, as a result of which an unusual island is created. In each arbor there is a simple bench made of wood, giving coziness and comfort.

During the walk, you can suddenly find the sculpture of Speybl and Gurvinek, dedicated to the characters of the Czechoslovak puppet theater, which are the real symbols of the Czech Republic today.

The walk will certainly complement the rest in Pilsen with special moments.

Pilsen Historical Dungeon

The historic cave dungeon attracts many active tourists. There are guided tours of about 50 minutes by subway Plzen. In the caves are allowed to be only in the presence of an experienced guide, and the maximum number of groups is 20 people. Each sightseer should take care of the presence of warm clothes, since the average temperature in the caves is +6 degrees Celsius.

Plague pillar

The plague pillar was created in honor of the Holy Virgin Mary in 1681. Such objects were installed in numerous European cities, representing a special thanks to the Virgin Mary for getting rid of the plague epidemic.

Town Hall is one of the most beautiful buildings in Pilsen. Construction activities of the city building in the Gothic style was carried out in 1557 - 1559 years. Subsequently, several restoration events were carried out.

In the middle of the XIX century the town hall was rebuilt in the Empire style.

Today, the building includes four floors. At the same time, the facade has Renaissance images, thanks to which an engraved appearance is acquired.

From the very beginning, the Town Hall fulfills administrative objectives, but remains a tourist attraction for many tourists. In addition, the neighboring building is the 81-meter Black Tower, equipped with a viewing platform.

Schwig Castle

Schwigov Castle is located in the valley of the river Ugławy near the city of Pilsen. The castle complex is a large stone fortress, reflecting the best principles of the late Gothic. The landmark was built in the XIV century and from the very beginning it was recognized as one of the best. However, in 1655 the fortress was blacklisted, so it was assumed that it would be destroyed by order of Emperor Ferdinand III.

Despite this, the demolition of the castle tried to postpone for various reasons and destroyed only the outer wall. Fortunately, the order of complete destruction was canceled after all. The fortress was in a dilapidated state, therefore it was no longer suitable for human life. The building was used only for household needs.

In the 20th century, restoration activities began. In 1973, it was here that they filmed the Czech version of the fabulous film “Three Nuts for Cinderella”.

Currently, the castle Shvigov available for tourist visits.

St. Bartholomew's Cathedral

The Cathedral of St. Bartholomew is an architectural monument created at the very beginning of the XIV century. Religious landmark built in the Gothic style and surprises with monumental execution. The 102-meter tower and the roof of a sharp shape give uniqueness, as a result of which the impression of striving upwards is created.

The cathedral is also pleased with the presence of the observation deck, but in order to reach it you will have to pass 301 steps. In fact, the opening panorama deserves such an effort.

Brewery "Pilsen celebra"

Pilsen is famous for its wonderful beer that has been brewed at a local factory since 1842. From the very beginning, the owners of the company strive to implement innovative technologies and use only high-quality ingredients.

Today, tourists can visit the factory and even learn the specifics of making unique Czech beer. It is important to note that the plant Plzensky Prazdroy annually produces about 4 thousand hectoliters of beer, so you can even appreciate the products and complement this tour.

Pilsen is a worthy city in the Czech Republic, opening interesting facets of history and allowing you to get closer to a real understanding of Czech culture.

The main attractions of the city of Pilsen.

In the western part of the Czech Republic there is a place where four rivers merge at once - the Usslav, Uglava, Radbuza and Mzhe. From the confluence of the river begins Beronuka and in the same place is city ​​of Pilsen, the largest ranked fourth among the Czech cities. It was founded by the Czech king Wenceslas II, who ordered to build a fortress on a deserted place first. But in his thoughts, the plan to build a full-fledged city from scratch was already mature, because it is more rational and profitable than rebuilding existing settlements.

The clever and experienced monarch planned the construction in the most thorough way, because he already had successful experience of creating a great empire in Europe. According to his project, the center of the city became a large square, from which streets, in all directions, at right angles and perpendicular to each other, diverged, thanks to which the quarters acquired a clear rectangular shape. The shrewd king initially built the city so that it was comfortable to live in it. And since Plzen was erected just 85 km from Prague, and even on the trade routes that were popular at that time, going to Regensburg and Nuremberg, it developed quickly and soon became an important commercial, industrial and cultural center of Western Bohemia. Already in the XIV century, it was inferior only to Prague and Kutna Hora.

In the days of the Hussite Wars, which broke out because of the hostility of the Hussites and Catholics, Plzen tried to besiege three times, but each time unsuccessfully. These events have left their mark in the history of the city - the unusual man-made dungeons that have survived to the present and occupy the central part of the city. Their length is 24 km. In difficult times, here they were saved from enemy attacks and stored products in the summer. Full value the city of the Czech Republic Pilsen became only in the twentieth century. Until the end of the 19th, it was predominantly German-speaking, since on a territorial arrangement more concerned to Avsto-Hungary.

Modern Pilsen known to many as "beer mecca". It is included in the most popular European beer tourist routes, because this is where the Pilsen Feast is brewed - the famous ancient Czech beer. From this drink, even the soup is brewed here and only here you can taste the famous Pilsen goulash with the addition of beer. In addition to the brewery in the city there is a museum in which you can learn everything about the history of the legendary enterprise and the creation of a no less legendary beer. For some reason, the museum and the factory are far from each other, although it would be logical to arrange them side by side. Naturally, a brewery first arose, and only then a museum appeared. And, perhaps, the remoteness of these objects connected by one theme is a cunning move that encourages tourists to take a walk around the city.

But believe me, Plzen is worthy of more detailed attention, and not a brief inspection during the rush between beer sights. Bright, clean and comfortable at any time of the year. Attractions are literally at every turn. This may be a well-preserved old building, and a monument dedicated to a specific historical event, such as the Plague Column, the top of which is crowned by the figure of the Virgin Mary, and an amusing sculptural composition, conversing between themselves Gurvinka and Speybla - popular in the Czech Republic and not only puppet characters.

Very beautiful summer Pilsen, all in lush greenery and flower beds. But it is no less sympathetic in winter, when sparkling snow covers the multicolored houses and every detail on the old buildings with a fluffy layer, from which they seem to be toys, and the city itself turns into a scene of a good fairy tale. So good to walk in the winter on its streets. You will be surprised that the fourth largest city in the country, in fact, is not big at all. Here everything is located so compact that you can not use public transport, but this is not often seen, making a trip to the Czech Republic.

As usual, any tour in an unfamiliar city begins with its central location. In Pilsen, this is the Republic Square, the former Market Square, and is still the largest in Europe. Its size - 193 m by 139 m - is really impressive. Across the perimeter of the square is decorated with old buildings, mainly in the Gothic style, very tightly adjacent to each other. Each house is both a historical monument with a unique history, and an architectural masterpiece that you want to look at for a long time, like a picture.

Despite the fact that the name of the square has changed, its main purpose remains the same - all city fairs are held here, where it is always fun.

There are two at once in the square. main sights of the city, one of which is the City Hall building. House of amazing beauty in the Renaissance style, each millimeter of which is decorated with a painting or decorative element. The town hall was built from 1554 to 1559, according to the design of Giovanni de Statio - the famous Italian architect of that time. Going inside the town hall, you can familiarize yourself immediately with the entire historical part of the city, thanks to the layout installed here. Among the buildings surrounding the square, there is a ghost museum and a puppet museum, which is easy to find, because the dolls displayed in the windows are clearly visible from the square.

Another pride of Pilsen is the Gothic Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, he is the main Catholic church. Also emblazoned on the main square of the city. It is, in truth, an architectural masterpiece, whose age is calculated from 1295. Pilsen is proud of not only its beauty, but also the fact that it is the highest temple in the Czech Republic. The height of its bell tower with a spire is 102 meters. Initially, the bell towers were two identical. But one of the bottom was destroyed by a direct hit by lightning in 1525. Did not recover. But inside the cathedral, you can still see the wooden statue of the Madonna of Pilsen - its main shrine, a historical monument of the XIII century. There is a beautiful and touching legend that the statue, at the request of the Virgin Mary herself, was created by a blind artist, whose hands she ruled herself. When the work was completed, in thanks for the work of the Virgin Mary returned the sight to the creator.

On this sights of Pilsen don't end there. There is also the Great and Old synagogues, the West Bohemian Museum, the Dominican monastery in the Baroque style, the Franciscan monastery (with the Church of St. Barbara), the West Bohemian gallery with an impressive collection of national art, theater them. Home front. The kids will be delighted with the local "Dinopark" zoo and railway.

Pilsen is an architectural mosaic of antiquity and modernity. Next to the majestic Gothic cathedrals, modern buildings adjoin - shopping centers, entertainment venues, shops, hotels of different levels of "star". To make it convenient to get to different parts of the city from the place of settlement, it is better to choose a hotel in the center.

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We have been actively traveling for several years and during this time we booked and stayed in dozens of different hotels. On the popular hotel booking service, we selected some of the most interesting in our opinion options from a huge selection of offers, the study of which you will spend a couple of hours. We decided to save your time. When choosing guided by three factors: the lack of negative reviews, convenient location relative to the center and main attractions, low cost rooms. Look, we think you will definitely like one of them.

Republic Square

The Republic Square is famous not only for its magnitude, but also for its magnificence: it is bordered by an ensemble of historically valuable and beautifully decorated houses, in which not less significant places of Pilsen are housed (puppet and monster museum, city hall). The original fountains and the Mariana Pillar harmoniously complete the composition of the square.


Brewery museum

Modern tourists can not ignore such an interesting landmark Plzen, as the Museum of Brewing - the only one of its kind in the Czech Republic. It is located in the heart of the city, in a historic building. At the entrance to the museum, tourists are given a coin, which can then be exchanged for a mug of fresh beer brewed at the factory. The exhibits of the museum are devoted to the local history of brewing and are various machines, machines, containers for storing beer.


In the museum, tourists can familiarize themselves with part of the exposition of the Pilsen historical underground - a system of underground corridors and passages that penetrate the historical center and are the largest in Europe. In the catacombs remains of the plumbing system of the Middle Ages are preserved, as well as an exhibition of archaeological finds.

Ticket price:

  • Children: 60 CZK
  • Adult: 90 CZK

Museum Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday: 10: 00-22: 00
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10: 00-01: 00

Pilsner Urquell Brewery

A visit to the brewery Plzeеньská Prazdra will leave you only the most pleasant impressions, especially if you are a fan of this ancient drink. It produces such famous beer brands as Gambrinus and Pilsner Urkel. Together with the guide you can watch the production process, and then personally taste the delicious beer and snacks to it.


Ticket price:

  • Adult: CZK 150

The schedule of the brewery:
April-September:

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