The city with the oldest stone bridge
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
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
Town house U Slona
Right opposite the Stone Bridge is the house with the most interesting sign in Písek – U Slona
Sand sculptures in Písek
In spring, the banks of the Otava at the Stone Bridge are decorated with beautiful sand sculptures
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
Chapel in the cemetery
Quite an interesting building is a chapel in the former city cemetery
Views of the old town
From the waterfront there are very nice views of the old town
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
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
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
The complete city center is the elongated Great Square with a large town hall
City Hall in Písek
The most interesting landmark of the Great Square in Písek is the two-tower town hall building.
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
The excursion circuit around Písek is slowly closing. The statue of St. Florian is of interest in the small Havlíčkův náměstí.
Passage to Palackého sady
From Havlíčkův náměstí, walk through an interesting passage to Palackého sady and close the circuit
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