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A tour of Benátky nad Jizerou

A small town with a historic center above the Jizera

Petr Liška
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A tour of Benátky nad Jizerou
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Right next to the highway connecting Prague with Mladá Boleslav you will find the small town of Benátky nad Jizerou. You will find a quiet historical core built on a promontory towering over the otherwise flat landscape around the Jizera. The center of the historic center is a castle with a picturesque and quiet park

Jizera in Benátky nad Jizerou

You can start a tour of the historic center on Hus Square, where there is a parking lot, or if you want to take a hike directly from the Jizera, then next to the bridge there is also a parking space.

Jizera in Benátky nad Jizerou
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Stairway to Heaven

From the bridge over the Jizera you can get to the center along the red tourist route (St. Jacob's Way). Climbing the stairs awaits you to the top of the hill

Stairway to Heaven
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Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary
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Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary

The hiking trail will take you to the entrance to the castle, park and the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, which can be seen far and wide thanks to its tall tower.

View back to the church

On the way between the church building and the chateau, you will get to the chateau park from where there is a nice view back to the church

View back to the church
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Vineyards under the park

The park is connected to the castle vineyards on a sunny slope founded several hundred years ago. From here there is a view of the plains around the Jizera

Vineyards under the park
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West end of the park

In the western part of the park you will find a fountain and a garden pavilion, a very pleasant place

West end of the park
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View of the castle

From the fountain is also a nice, view of the castle itself

View of the castle
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Castle courtyard

Finally, we enter the very courtyard of the castle with interesting sgraffito. The castle is still fully used today, there is not only the town hall, but also two museums – toys and the town of Benátky nad Jizerou.

Castle courtyard
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View of the other side of the courtyard

The other side is again dominated by the church tower

View of the other side of the courtyard
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Hus Square in Venice nad Jizerou

It is still worth visiting Hus Square. From the castle you walk along the massive building of the primary school. The symbol of the square is the chapel of the Holy Family standing right in the middle. From there, you go back basically the same way

Hus Square in Venice nad Jizerou
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