Santini´s Baroque Gothic and Other Sights Outside Prague in 6 DAYS

6 day round trip

Order Tour Code: PAC 15
Tour availability: Tour available in summer season

DAY 1
Plasy monastery click on: Plasy monastery
Mariansky Tynec
Kladruby monastery click on: Kladruby monastery
Mladotice
Plzen brewery and town click on: Plzen - Pilsner Urquell brewery and beer museum
overnight in Plzen town
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 2
Klatovy medieval town (UNESCO) click on: Klatovy medieval town
Prachatice medieval town click on: Prachatice
Cesky Krumlov castle and medieval town (UNESCO) click on: Cesky Krumlov castle and medieval town protected by UNESCO
overnight in Cesky Krumlov
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 3
Jindrichuv Hradec castle and medieval town click on: Jindrichuv Hradec medieval town and castle
Telc castle and medieval town (UNESCO) click on: Telc medieval town and castle
Slavonice medieval town click on: Slavonie medieval town
overnight in Slavonice
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 4
Trebic town (UNESCO) click on: Trebic medieval ghetto protected by UNESCO and basilica
Namest castle click on: Namest chateau
Krtiny pilgrimage place click on: Krtiny Pilgrim Site
Brno overnight
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 5
Brno click on: Brno town
Green Hill and other Santini´s architecture in the Highlands click on: Jan Blazej Santini´s Baroque Gothic architecture
Kutna Hora click on: Kutna Hora medieval town ,
overnight in Kutna Hora
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 6
Kutna Hora click on: Kutna Hora medieval town
Cesky Sternberk castle clcik on: Cesky Sternberk castle
Konopiste castle click on: Konopiste castle
back to Prague
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

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DAY 1
Plasy monastery - SANTINI´S BAROQUE GOTHIC
Plasy huge Cistercian monastery was founded in 1144 and was rebuilt between 1661 and 1739 under the guidance of J. B. Mathey and J. B. Santini and became an important center of Baroque art. After Emperor Joseph II abolished nearly all religious orders, the monastery became the seat of the Princes of Metternich. Today, the monastery is owned by the state and it is in a rather bad state though it is being slowly restored (and remains opened to public). There are also some regional archives placed there. It is, with its scenic surroundings, an important touristic center.

Mariansky Tynec - SANTINI´S BAROQUE GOTHIC

Kladruby monastery - SANTINI´S BAROQUE GOTHIC
Kladruby monastery offers the best example of Czech Baroque Gothic architecture built by the outstanding architect Jan Blazej Santini. Also there is the third biggest Czech church, the largest collection of militaria (i.e. books and atlases on military topics) in the library exhibition, the collection of precious Baroque items (used at religious services, i.e. chalices, ostensories and the like) in a unique sacristy, one of the most beautiful organs in the world which has Baroque tuning, the unique set of orifinal frescoes in Bohemia by the greatest Bavarian painter of the 18th century Kosmas Damian Asam. Kladruby is the burial place of the founder of the monastery, Prince Vladislav I., the only Premyslid monarch to be buried outside Prague.

Mladotice - SANTINI´S BAROQUE GOTHIC

Plzen brewery and town
Don’t miss the oldest beer museum and the most famous brewery in the world (Pilsner Urquell - the fi rst beer made with the lower fermentation method). Come and taste the best beer in CR. It is open every day.
overnight in Plzen town
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 2
Klatovy medieval town (UNESCO)
A tour of the town is invigorated with a visit to the Baroque Pharmacy, ‘U Bílého jednorožce’ (At the White Unicorn). This unique exposition of the pharmacy of the time maps the development of this ‘trade’ from 1776 to 1966, when the pharmacy stopped being run as a business. With its interior and furnishings and equipment, not lacking elements of curiosity, coming mainly from the 18th century, is a recognised monument of cultural history placed in the register of UNESCO. overnight in Klatovy

Prachatice medieval town
Prachatice was founded at the turn of the 13th to the 14th centuries on an important commercial route, called the "Golden Trial" , which led from Bavaria to Bohemia, bringing prosperity to the town. This town at the foot of the Bohemian Forest ranks among the best-preserved urban complexes in this country, the historical centre has kept its Renaissance appearance inside the ring of the still existing fortifications. For this reason, the town was proclaimed an urban conservation area in 1981.

Cesky Krumlov medieval town (UNESCO)
UNESCO protects this magic 16th century town and castle in South Bohemia. On Mondays or in winter, when the castle is closed, you can see instead the exteriors of castles outside the town such as Hluboka, Konopiste, or the museum of Austrian painter Egon Schiele in Cesky Krumlov. This town is the second most popular to see after Prague.
overnight in Cesky Krumlov
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 3
Jindrichuv Hradec castle and medieval town
Come and see with us the charming 15th century town and the third largest castle complex in CR. The guide will explain you the famous legend about “the White Lady”. The castle is closed in winter.

Telc medieval castle and town (UNESCO)
We will take you to the enchanting 16th century town Telc, protected by UNESCO. The square is lined by picturesque facades and arcades and its Renaissance castle boasts many splendid features. Its beauty was the inspiration of fairy-tale movies. The castle is closed in winter, from November till March.

Slavonice medieval town
The historical town Slavonice that belongs among the renaissance towns of south- western Moravia, is located in the southern part of the Bohemian-Moravian Uplands. In the 16th century the township went through an economical boom. All the houses on both squares underwent reconstruction, in the likenesses of which we see today. overnight in Slavonice
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 4
Trebic medieval town and Jewish Quarter (UNESCO)
We will take you around the best preserved original medieval Jewish quarter in Europe, to the local old Jewish cemetery and the Basilica of St. Procopius that remind us the co-existence of Jewish and Christian cultures and are protected by UNESCO.

Namest medieval town and castle
The small town of Namest Upon Oslava river lies in the pictoresque landscape on the lower reaches of the Oslava river, on the slopes of the Vysocina mountains. The town´s name is of Czech origin - it used to mark the place, where something had been gathered, piled up or deposited - sands, earth.It is an interesting fact that Archduke Franz Ferdinand d´Este left for Sarajevo from Namest estate where he was staying as a guest in 1914. The Namest chateau represents the outstanding monment and striking dominant feature of the town.

Krtiny pilgrimage place - SANTINI´S BAROQUE GOTHIC
It is one of the most beautiful sacral buildings in the Czech Republic; a monumental pilgrimage site with the Holy Name of Mary Church, St. Anne’s Chapel and a cloister, designed by architect G. Santini. The temple has a Greek cross layout, the center and limb ends of which form the centers of interwoven circular sections.
Brno
overnight
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 5
Brno
Come with us to see the capital of Moravia, Brno. Our guide will show you the historic part of the town with the castle Spilberk and its casemates and also the UNESCO-protected Tugendhat villa designed by celebrated architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. This tour can also include a visit of the Austerlitz (Slavkov) battlefield, where in 1805 Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the combined armies of Austria and Russia.

Green Hill and other Santini´s architecture in the Highlands
Those that love the architecture know the name Jan Blazej Santini Aichl, the creator of the style Baroque Gothic. Choose the sights with our guide to admire his work. The Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady in Sedlec protected by UNESCO with the famous ossuary, the Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary in the monastery Zeliv, the Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk on the Green Hill built on the base of five-pointed star protected by UNESCO, the cemetery symbolically built on a ground plan of a human skull, the Church of St. Wenceslas built on the base of the Greek cross, the Church of the Visitacion of Virgin Mary built on the base of the tortoise, the symbol of maternity, the pilgrimage place with 14 stations in Bobrova.
click on: Jan Blazej Santini´s Baroque Gothic architecture

Kutna Hora medieval town (UNESCO), ossuary and cathedral were reconstructed by Santini
Kutna Hora is a superb example of medieval architecture. In the Middle ages Kutna Hora was the second most important town after Prague due to silver mines. Also worth to see is the Ossuary of Sedlec Monastery, 1km behind the town, there is possible to see the Cathedral reconstructed by Jan Blazej Santini.
overnight in Kutna Hora
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 6
Kutna Hora medieval town (UNESCO)
Kutna Hora is a superb example of medieval architecture. In the Middle ages Kutna Hora was the second most important town after Prague due to silver mines. The core of the town consists entirely of Gothic and Baroque buildings and it is the unique collection of around 457 objects on an area covering 60 hectares.Of the municipal buildings the Italian Court is the most outstanding. It became the mint of the Czech lands.( Minting in Kutna Hora ceased in 1726.) You can see there St. Wenceslas and Vladislav Chapel, the council chamber and museum of coins. One of the best examples of Bohemian High Gothic is the Cathedral of St. Barbora, the patroness of miners, began around 1380 and finished in the 16th century. It is the landmark of the city panorama. Also worth to see is the Ossuary of Sedlec Monastery, 1km behind the town. There are about 40.000,- human bones stored in the crypt, from which the blind monk made the pyramides in the 15th century. The monastery was bought by the Schwarzenberk family and they established the tobacco factory there and one of their artist, Mr. Rint, changed the ossuary into a very bizarre place, he made from the bones the chandelier the coat of arms of the Schwarzenberks and the altar. This is memento mori, symbol of passing character of life. The cathedral in Sedlec is the work of Santini.

Cesky Sternberk castle
A unique example of a building which was almost continuously the property of its founder, the Sternberk family ( from the middle of the 13th century until 1949 ). The nobleman Sternberk worked as the guide in this castle during the Communist Regime . It was returned to the Sternberks in 1991.

Konopiste castle
This castle was the last residence of the archduke Franz Ferdinand d´Este, who was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914 along with his Czech wife, the event that started World War I. It houses valuable art collections and the third largest armoury in Europe. A viewing of the private rooms of Franz Ferdinand´s family is a highlight and must be booked in advance. It is closed in winter.
back to Prague
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP


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