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A tour of České Budějovice

A trip to the metropolis of South Bohemia

Petr Liška
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A tour of České Budějovice
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Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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České Budějovice has almost one hundred thousand inhabitants and is thus the largest city in South Bohemia. The city is famous for its Budvar beer and the beautiful square of Přemysl Otakar II, which is one of the largest in the Czech Republic. The most important monuments can be found in its vicinity

Samson's Fountain in České Budějovice

We will start a walk around the city on the square of Přemysl Otakar II. in the center of which stands the beautiful Samson's Fountain – simply the center of the city

Samson's Fountain in České Budějovice
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City Hall in České Budějovice

One of the biggest monuments of České Budějovice is the majestic Baroque town hall from the 18th century in the southwest corner of the square.

City Hall in České Budějovice
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Bee Palace

The Včela Palace, built in the southeast corner of the square, competes with the town hall for the most beautiful building in České Budějovice.

Bee Palace
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Church of St. Anny

From the square we set off on a circuit through the center. We set off along Charles IV Street. After a while there is a view of the smaller church of St. Anny

Church of St. Anny
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Episcopal grammar school

We will turn right into Kněžská Street and after a while we will pass the huge building of the Bishop's Gram­mar School

Episcopal grammar school
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South Bohemian Museum in České Budějovice

Just across the street is the even more monumental building of the South Bohemian Museum. For those who want to significantly extend the tour of České Budějovice, we recommend a visit.

South Bohemian Museum in České Budějovice
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Along Malše

The road will take us to Malša with a view of the Golden Bridge and the Palace of Justice. From the Golden Bridge you can see through the street again to the very center

Along Malše
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Iron Maiden

100 meters further is another picturesque corner of the city – the Iron Bridge and the Iron Maiden Tower. We are only a short distance from the confluence of the Vltava and Malší

Iron Maiden
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City walls in České Budějovice

Zátkovo nábřeží turns north here and leads around the remains of the city walls

City walls in České Budějovice
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West end of the center

The walk still leads us around the water at the western end of the historic center of České Budějovice. We pass the Elephant Gate, the Round Bastion and the Dominican Monastery. Nice thanks to the surrounding trees is the alcove chapel of St. Jan Nepomucký. Finally, the interesting hotel Budweis will appear in front of us

West end of the center
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Mlýnská street in České Budějovice

At the hotel, don't forget to turn to see Mlýnská Street, which is probably the most picturesque in České Budějovice.

Mlýnská street in České Budějovice
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Rabenstein Tower
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Rabenstein Tower

Walk along the street to the most beautiful remnant of the former fortifications of České Budějovice – Rabenštejn Tower

Solnice

We're coming back. We reach Piarist Square, where the famous Solnice building is located

Solnice
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Piaristická street

On the square of Přemysl Otakar II. we return via Piaristická street. Looking back, you can see the tower of the monastery

Piaristická street
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The Black Tower and the Cathedral of St. Nicholas
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The Black Tower and the Cathedral of St. Nicholas

We will end this basic circuit through the historical center of České Budějovice at the dominant feature of the city – the Black Tower and next to the standing Cathedral of St. Nicholas. It is definitely worth climbing the tower and see Budějovice nicely from the top

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