A nice town square and a mighty palace, this town in the south of the Czech Republic should be seen.
The UNESCO World Heritage List includes several hundred properties with outstanding universal value. They are all part of the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
Country: Czech Republic
Date of Inscription: 1992
Category: Cultural site
UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre’s short description of site no. 617:
“Situated on the banks of the Vltava river, the town was built around a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. It is an outstanding example of a small central European medieval town whose architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to its peaceful evolution over more than five centuries.”
I wrote this in my diary when I visited the city in 1990:
“The town is almost medieval, with narrow cobbled stoned streets and nice, small and well-kept houses. In the middle of the town, on a hill, towers the castle. We joined a guided tour – interesting.”
Read more about my visit.
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