The Jewelles of the Baroque Architecture in 8 DAYS

8 hour round trip

Order Tour Code: PAC 25
Tour availability: Tour available in summer season Tour available in winter season

DAY 1
Kosmonosy Loreto
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Mnichovo Hradiste chateau
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Kuks chateau
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Kutna Hora
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overnight in Kutna Hora
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 2
Kutna Hora
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Litomysl town
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Olomouc town(UNESCO)
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overnight in Olomouc
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 3
Krtiny Pilgrimage Place
Green Hill and other Santini´s architecture in the Highlands click on: Jan Blazej Santini´s Baroque Gothic architecture
Namest chateau and town
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overnight in Namest
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 4
Jaromerice nad Rokytnou
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Valtice Chateau (UNESCO)
it is closed in winter
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Mikulov
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overnight in Mikulov
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 5
Vranov nad Dyji castle is closed in winter click on: Vranov
Znojmo overnight click on: Znojmo
Telc castle and medieval town (UNESCO) click on: Telc medieval town and castle
overnight in Telc
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 6
South Bohemian Pilgrimage Sights
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Cesky Krumlov castle and medieval town (UNESCO)
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overnight in Cesky Krumlov
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 7
Cesky Krumlov castle and medieval town (UNESCO)
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Manetin baroque chateau
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Plasy monastery
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Klatovy medieval town (UNESCO)
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overnight in Klatovy
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 8
Kladruby monastery
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Holy Mountain pilgrimage place
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Dobris castle
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back to Prague
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

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DAY 1
Kosmonosy Pilgrimage Place Loreto
The important baroque complex was built up in the years 1704-1712 according to the plan of Giovanni Battista Alliprandi like the copy of the Prague Loreto on the site of the wooden church of saint Martin. The Santa Casa - the Holy Chapel is srurrounded by the ambits and the there is the baroque church of saint Martin. The spiritual center of the whole place is the church of the Holy Cross, the constraction of which was planned by Francesco Caratti. Interesting is to mention that here worked also the father of the famous architect J.B. Santini.

Mnichovo Hradiste chateau
Originally a Renaissance chateau of Vaclav Budovec of Budov, built on the place of a Gothic citadel, in the early 17th century rebuilt by the Wallenstein family into a large Baroque complex according to the project by M.A.Canevalle. A French garden and an English park. In the Chapel of St. Anna are buried the remains of Albrech of Wallenstein. Historical interiors with the equipment of that time and valuable collections, a theatre, a library, a chapel, saloons with wall paintings on canvas, an armoury, a Delft dining hall, oriental and Meissen porcelain. An exposition of the Town Museum.

Kuks chateau
A unique Baroque complex of a spa house erected near the curative waters , a hospital with Trinity Church and a crypt . Very valuable is scultural decoration made by M.B.Braun. It is closed in winter. It is possible to book the private tour in advance in winter.

overnight in Kutna Hora

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. 8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 2
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.

Litomysl town and chateau
The beautiful town with the baroque and renaissance architecture. The birthplace of the composer Bedrich Smetana. It is possible to visit the chateau. The famous center of the classical music festivals.

Olomouc (UNESCO)
Olomouc - Holy Trinity Column The city of Olomouc founded in the 9th century is still considered the cultural and social center of Moravia. The Trinity Column can be considered as a pearl of Olomouc city center . Its height is 32 metres and it is decorated with 18 sculptures of saints in a larger than life size , relief of 12 apostles , the relief of Victory , hope and Love and a group of angels carrying light . The top is crowned with a sculptural group of the Holiest Trinity , this work was made from gold-plated copper and was created exclusively by local artists.
overnight in Olomouc
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 3
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.
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.
Zdar nad Sazavou - Zelena Hora (UNESCO)
Zelena Hora - Pilgrim church of St. Jan Nepomucky ( Zdar nad Sazavou ) The construction of the church between 1719-22 was ordered by abbot Vaclav Vejmluva of teh Cistercian monastery in Zdar , admirer of martyr St. Jan Nepomucky and was conferred to architect Jan Balzek Santini-Aichl . On a hill, near the monastery , this excellent architect designed a unique structure of five-tail-star ground plan ( the five stars were supposed to be reflecting in the Vltava river when hangmen threw the latter saint down from the Charles bridge and became one of his attributes ). A year before the church was finished ( 1721) Jan nepomucky was canonized in Rome and the church in Zelena Hor thus soon became the most famous and most visited place of pilgrimage in Bohemia and Moravia during the Baroque era.


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.
overnight in Namest
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 4
Jaromerice nad Rokytnou chateau
The chateau is one of the largest Baroque building in the Central Europe . The construction was ended in 1737. Valtice Chateau
Valtice chateau
The Lednice-Valtice region is a unique example documenting a gradual influance of human work on landscape , having its climax from the 17th to 19th century. The cultural landscape creates an illusion of being magnified by creating view of surroundings . It represents a unique value for its dendrology and entomology and includes seven natural preserves.

Mikulov town
At the foot of Pavlovské hills, surrounded by rich vineyards and lush verdure of South Moravia, there rises a renowned town of Mikulov which will make everyone, domestic and foreign visitors alike, fall in love with it. You will be enchanted by our Holy Hill whose slopes steeply fall into a landscape with the town of Mikulov and monumental chateau in the middle. The dazzling white rocks with silver cliffs, rich flora and unique fauna and azure sky-this is Mikulov, one of the jewels of Moravia.

The town is located amidst the Chateau hill, the Goat hill and Turold, under the impressive Holy Hill.
overnight in Mikulov
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 5
Vranov nad Dyji
The original fortress that had only one access from the South has never been conquered , even the Swedish army resigned in 1645 aftera few months , was reconstructed according to the plans of the famous architect Fischer von erlach in 1687-95.

Znojmo Town
High above the valley of river Dyje and the Granice brook stands on a rock the castle of Znojmo. Established in the first half of the 30-ties of the llth century by prince Břetislav, as part of the local castle-system along the Dyje, to the defence of the Czech state-border against the Austrians and Babenbergers, the castle became to the seat of the Premyslite Princes of Znojmo. When the priacipalities in the l2th century were abolished, it got the character of a Landlord-castle. After 1710 the Gentlemen of Deblin, who acquired the castle of Joseph I., acquired on its castle a baroque-palace. To the deaths of the last Deblines, end of the l8th century, the castle served as an army military hospital and reserve-barrack. The curator of the Znojmo museum, Anton Vrbka is it to owe, that since the year of 1910 in a part of the castle museum - collections were accommodated. In I921 the museum acquired the overall castle - complex together with the rotonda of st. Catherine.

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.

overnight in Telc
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 6
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.

South Bohemian Pilgrimage Sights

Klokoty
St. Mary´s church of pilgrimage was built by the benedictine prelate Didacius Converno in 1701 . The construction was finished in 1730 and its rich Baroque cupolas attract attention from far away. The Klokoty pilgrimages were the most famous in the 19th century . The Way of the Cross which leads to the chapel near spring of Good Water is also interesting .

Trhove Sviny - the Church of the Holiest Trinity
The pilgrimage Baroque Church of the Most Holy Trinity
The church was built under the design of the unknown creator between 1705 - 1709. It is often attributed to the architect K. I. Dienzenhofer. It has the layout in the shape of a pentagram and in its vertixes there are three semi-circular and three rectangular niches with small turrets. The church is enclosed with the polygonal cloister with three gates. The look of the church with domes is similar to Russian churches. The central nave is arched with a dome containing a lantern. The frescos in the interior originates from the time of the construction of the church. The furnishings are in the Baroque style, the main altar is by Master V. Jäckel from 1718.

Rimov Loreto
The village Rimov is a very well-known and important South Bohemian pilgrimage place. It is situated about 14 km south of the town Ceske Budejovice.
Its history dates back to the 10th century, but the first mention comes from 1383 - it reports about Horni Rimov settlement (Upper Rimov). The free fortress in Dolni Rimov (Lower Rimov) is first mentioned in 1395. From 1626 the village belonged to the Jesuits from Cesky Krumlov. The pilgrimage place with the Loretto Chapel and with the Stations of the Cross arose here in the second half of the 17th century by the idea of Jesuit Jan Gurr.
The Loretto Chapel was built in Rimov between 1648 - 1653 and it is an authentic copy of the famous Loretto in Italy. It was the third one in Bohemia. In each of its corners there are altars. Around the chapel there is a cloister with richly painted and decorated walls and arches.
The Church of the Holy Ghost was founded a short time after the Loretto Chapel. The rotunda in the Baroque style dates from 1762.
Around the chapel, in radius about 5 km, we can find 25 small Baroque chapels of the Stations of the Cross (so-called Římov's Passion) with wooden statues. The chapels originate from the second half of the 17th and the first quarter of the 18th century. Their positions in the terrain corresponded with the traditional placement of Stations of the Cross in Jerusalem.

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 7
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.

Manetin town and chateau
The town of Manetin lies beneath Chlum Hill in the valley of manetin stream. Given its valuable Baroque buildings and the large number of artistically high-quality Baroque statues it has been compared to Kuks and called the "Baroque Pearl" of West Bohemia.

Plasy
Spreading in the romantic valley of the Strela River, the former Plasy Cistercian Mnastery (National Cultural Monument) - founded by the Czech Prince Vladislav II before 1146, underwent several developments in the past. The most consequential of them was the adaptation carried out in 1711-1740 according to the plans by J. B. Santini and K.I. Dienzenhofer. The valuable architecture is highlighted by frescoes created by Frantisek Antonin Muller, Jakub Antonin Pink and Josef Kramolin in the chapels and passages of the first storey.

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
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 8
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.

Holy Mountain pilgrimage place
This trip takes you to the Svata hora (“Holy Mountain“) complex, a 17th century building featuring a statue of the Virgin Mary, which is the focus of a coronation ceremony every year. The building is accessed by the famous Svata Hora stairway leading up from Pribram town.

Dobris castle
This lovely rococo chateau dates from the 18th century. Once appropriated by the Union of Communist Writers, whose ghosts are still wondering around the chateau rooms how the guides witness, it was returned to its rightful owners, the Colloredo-Mansfelds in 1998 and is now a private residence open to the public. We can arrange for you the night private tour of the cheateu after a reservation in advance, it is open also in winter.
back to Prague
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP


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