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Culture of Plzen. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Plzen, Czech Republic Except of the legendary brewery Plzen can boast of the great number of unique historical and architectural objects. The start point of the majority of trip programs is the Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square), which became the permanent place of important public events’ realization. There is the Saint Bartholomew cathedral near the square, it is the most important religious sight of the city. Its height is 62 meters, and height of one of the cathedral’s towers is 102,6 meters. There is the observatory desk, where the city is observed clearly.
Plzen is interesting owing to its entertaining establishments. This city is good for family resting; travelers and their children need to visit the local zoo. It is located on the … Open
This the Middle Ages unique monument is one of the most important in the country’s dimensions; the cathedral’s tower has been the highest building in the Czech Republic for many years. In the Plzen’s historical district it is possible to find monuments of different styles and epochs. The veritable pattern of Renaissance style is the town council, it is located in 2 minutes of walking from the cathedral, and it was built in the middle of 16 century. The town council has remained perfectly until our days and almost nothing was changed in its look.
Episcopacy building can be called the most effective monument of Baroque style without any doubts, and great synagogue building was built in original moor-romance style. The great cultural city’s establishment is Brewing Museum, all the city’s guests visit it. Brewing trips are also popular for curious tourists and it will impress people who are even indifferent to beer. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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There is the Plzen Dungeon entrance on the museum’s territory – it is dimensioned system of passages, which pierces literally whole historical district of the city. The replica of age-old city’s water pipe and collections of archeological artifacts are kept into the dungeon’s halls. Fantoccini Museum is interesting too, its collection will be appreciated by children and adults.
Plzen, Czech Republic There is an establishment not far away, which can be the best entertainment for lovers of pointed feelings – Ghost Museum. City’s Art Gallery is very popular among admirers of art, collection of great Czech artists’ works is kept there; also it is the place where original exhibitions usually go off. The gallery Jiří Trnka invites visitors to continue the acquaintance with work of arts; the main exhibits are invaluable canvases there too.
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Zamek Zbiroh

From the series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
Among the oldest castles in the Czech Republic, one must definitely mention the 13th-century Zbiroh Castle. Literally his name is translated by the Czech as 'collecting the horns'. The history of the castle is incredibly interesting. A legend tells that its founder was the hunter Zbynek Zaits. In the 13th century he lived in this area with his entourage. After sunset the hunters have climbed up to the top of the hill where they have stayed. In the morning they discovered the huge number of deer horns all around. … Read further
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Culture guide to Plzen. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Plzen: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Plzen. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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