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Bezdružice

The town of Kryštof Harant, executed in the Old Town Square

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Bezdružice
Inserted: 23.06.2021
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com
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Bezdružice is a small town about 35 km northwest of Pilsen. The first mention of Bezdružice is from 1227. The name of the town is mainly connected with the nobleman Kryštof Harant from Polžice and Bezdružice, who was the third of 27 lords executed on June 21, 1621 in the Old Town Square. The so-called „Hus Road“ also leads through Bezdružice, which is a walking trail referring to Jan Hus's last pilgrimage from Bohemia to Constance in 1415.

Christopher Harant Square

The city is centered around the central square, which is named after Christopher Harant. In the center of the square is a pillar with a statue of St. Florian and statues of saints (St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. John of Nepomuk) from 1732. fire station with a wooden tower and from the east a local castle overlooks the square.

Christopher Harant Square
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House "U Haranta"

On the square stands the newly sensitively renovated „house near Harant“. This two-storey building was built in 1795 as a two-class school. Now the building serves as a regional social center, library and exhibition hall. Within 400 years of the execution of Kryštof Harant, the house was decorated accordingly.

House "U Haranta"
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Bezdružický chateau

On the hill above the square stands the Bezdružický chateau, which was built in 1330. It is an extensive manor house with a predominantly Baroque and Classicist adaptation with an older Gothic core. The chateau is privately owned and a chateau restaurant is operated on its premises.

Bezdružický chateau
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Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
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Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Originally a Gothic building from 1515, it was demolished and a new Baroque church was built in its place in 1711. In 1995, the church underwent an expensive reconstruction and later repairs of the facade. Inside is a nicely preserved Renaissance baptistery.

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