Thursday, January 7, 2016

České Budějovice - Czech Republic

When I was travelling from Český Krumlov to Brno, I had to change buses in České Budějovice. Unfortunatelly I din't have time to visit the city. 

The historic old town of České Budějovice dates from the 13th Century, when it was founded by King Přemysl Otakar II on flat land beside the junction of the Malše and Vltava rivers. The core of the town centre is the enormous marketplace square, one of Bohemia's largest. Like other planned settlements of the Gothic era, a grid of streets radiated out from the corners and sides of the square and the whole settlement was protected by a system of stone walls, guard towers and moats. - in:

In the centre of České Budějovice you’ll find the city’s pride and joy – a square piazza named after King Přemysl Otakar II. One of the largest squares in Europe, it’s exactly a hectare in size and has become an integral part of every Czech mathematics textbook. 

Foto: M. Kolegar
The square is hemmed by exquisite Baroque arcaded houses, and the grand building of the town hall, one of the country’s most attractive, also graces its cobbles. - in:
The most impressive structures in the square are the Samson fountain, one of the country's largest and a favorite meeting point for locals, and the town hall. Originally from 1555, the town hall was rebuilt in the 1720's in the baroque style. 

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