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Tour of Písek

The city with the oldest stone bridge

Petr Liška
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Tour of Písek
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Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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The sand lies on the gold-bearing river Otava. It is famous mainly for its stone bridge, the oldest in the whole Czech Republic. Additional attractions include Písek Castle and the tall Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary with a tower 70 meters high. The Neptune Fountain in Palackého sady is also interesting. The tour of the historic center is about 2 hours

Palackého sady in Písek

We can start our tour of Písek, for example, in Palackého sady, which forms the northern end of the historic center. It is one of the pleasant relaxation areas of the city. You will see here, for example, the Frána Šrámek Theater, a fountain with a statue of Neptune or, of course, a statue of František Palacký

Palackého sady in Písek
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Stone bridge in Písek

Go through Palacky orchards in a westerly direction and descend to Ottawa. Directly in front of you will be the most important monument of Písek – the Stone Bridge, the oldest stone bridge in Bohemia

Stone bridge in Písek
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Town house U Slona

Right opposite the Stone Bridge is the house with the most interesting sign in Písek – U Slona

Town house U Slona
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Sand sculptures in Písek

In spring, the banks of the Otava at the Stone Bridge are decorated with beautiful sand sculptures

Sand sculptures in Písek
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At the Podskalský weir

From the Stone Weir we head upstream of the Otava River with a view of the historic center. The city itself is pleasant for sports-minded people – the possibilities for cycling and hiking are great

At the Podskalský weir
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Chapel in the cemetery

Quite an interesting building is a chapel in the former city cemetery

Chapel in the cemetery
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Views of the old town

From the waterfront there are very nice views of the old town

Views of the old town
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Putim Gate

We will cross the bridge over the island back to the other side of the Otava and go to the historic center to the places where the Putim Gate once stood

Putim Gate
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Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary

One of the biggest landmarks of Písek is the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary with a 74 meter high tower

Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary
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Aleš Square

From the church with Leoš Janáček Street we get to Alšovo náměstí, one of the two most important in Písek. The impressive Sgraffito House by the Black Eagle and the Marian Plague Sculpture can be seen here

Aleš Square
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Large square

The complete city center is the elongated Great Square with a large town hall

Large square
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City Hall in Písek

The most interesting landmark of the Great Square in Písek is the two-tower town hall building.

City Hall in Písek
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Courtyard of Písek Castle

From the square, walk to the castle courtyard, where there is also an entrance to the Prácheň Museum. Next door is another large area near the malthouse

Courtyard of Písek Castle
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Havlíčkovo náměstí

The excursion circuit around Písek is slowly closing. The statue of St. Florian is of interest in the small Havlíčkův náměstí.

Havlíčkovo náměstí
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Passage to Palackého sady

From Havlíčkův náměstí, walk through an interesting passage to Palackého sady and close the circuit

Passage to Palackého sady
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