20 Sights in Plzeň, Czechia (with Map and Images)
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1. Pomník generála Pattona
The monument of General Patton is a sculpture erected in the orchards of the 35s in Pilsen. He reminds of General George S. Patton, who commanded the US Army, which in May 1945 liberated the city from the Nazi occupation. The authors of the statue are Václav Zůna, Lubomír Čermák and Tomáš Beneš. Their creation has a height of ten meters and a weight of ten tons. It is made of Corten, a group of steel alloys from which tanks are produced. The realization of the monument took approximately one year. The production of their own monument was provided in the form of a sponsorship gift of the Vítkovice Ironworks.
Chlum (416 m) is a mountain located on the northeast outskirts of the regional town of Pilsen. The peak lies in the cadastral area of Doubravka, part of the northern slope in the cadastral area Bukovec. The railway line Prague - Pilsen passes under the hill in the Ejpovice tunnel. The slope in the west and northeast decreases smoothly to Berounka, approximately 800 meters away, while Berounka moves away from the top in the northwest. Together with Raven and the Council, it limits the Pilsen Kotlin, it is the highest point of the city of Pilsen. The name Chlum gave hills with a wooded peak.
3. Arboretum Sofronka
The Sofronka Arboretum on the northern outskirts of Bolevec in Pilsen was established in 1956 as a detached workplace of the Forestry and Game Management Research Institute, which is a state-funded organization based in Prague-Zbraslav (Strnady) and founded by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic. In the autumn of 2009, the Research Institute abolished this workplace and handed it over to the Public Goods Administration of the City of Pilsen as a department for education, public, science and research. The current head of the arboretum is Jan Kaňák, Ph. D.
4. Památník obětem zla
Meditation Garden in Pilsen - The memorial to the victims of evil was created in Pilsen -Dyslevce thanks to the political prisoner Luboš Hruška, who converted his originally fruit garden into an ornamental park and later to the memorial to the victims of evil. In the natural area with a number of garden tree species there is a sandstone Stations of the Cross by academic sculptor Roman Podrázský and the Chapel of Maximilian Kolbe. The current owner of the memorial is the Bishopric of Pilsen, to which Mr. Hruška donated it in 1995.
5. svatý Mikuláš
St. Nicholas Church is a church in Bilsen. It was founded in 1406 by the historic fortress of Lord Mitrvald of Letic. In 1599, the Presbyterian Church and St Paul's Church were cut with glass, which made great changes. Anna. Further modifications to the church took place during the Baroque period from 1739 to 1744, when a new gateway and side boat were built. 19. A century hasn't changed churches. The last modification involved building the Hallows.
6. St. Mary's plague column
The Marian (plague) column on the central Republic Square in Pilsen in front of the Imperial House is built in the Baroque style. The column was built by the city council in 1681 as a thank you for the end of the plague epidemic. The statue is topped by a replica of the Gothic sculpture of the Madonna of Pilsen. The last major reconstruction took place in 2020–2021. It is protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic.
7. svatý Jiří
The Church of St. George in Pilsen-Doubravka is probably the oldest preserved church in the territory of today's Pilsen. It lies in the Doubravka district on the bank at the confluence of the rivers Berounka and Úslava near the extinct medieval village of Týnec. It is protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic. The church is surrounded by a cemetery with several valuable tombstones and a Baroque ossuary.
8. Nejsvětějšího Jména Ježíš
The Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus is a Baroque church in Pilsen, Czech Republic. It has several peculiarities. Firstly, it is one of the four churches in the Czech Republic with this patrocinium, but the only one with the established name At the Baby Jesus, and then the owner of this church was never a church, but always belonged to private hands. This building is a protected immovable cultural monument.
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9. Divadlo Josefa Kajetána Tyla - Velké divadlo
The Grand Theatre is the main stage of the Josef Kajetán Tyl Theatre in Pilsen and an important cultural monument. The building was built in the Neo-Renaissance style in 1897–1902 according to a design by architect Antonín Balšánek. Between 1981 and 1985, an extensive reconstruction was carried out under the leadership of architect Pavel Němeček. The building was declared a cultural monument.
10. Kolomazná pec
Kolomazná pec is a unique technical monument, which is located in the forest Branta in Pilsen-Bolevec on the northern edge of the nature reserve Kamenný rybník. It is one of the best preserved furnaces of its kind in Central Europe and probably the only one still standing in the Czech Republic, although it was a relatively frequent device in the late Middle Ages and modern times.
11. Techmania Science Center
Techmania Science Center is one of the first science centers in the Czech Republic and an important institution of informal education. The project was established in 2005 by the Škoda Transportation joint-stock company and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. The intention has been to build up a modern, interactive center in the industrial estate of the Škoda company.
12. Cathedral of St. Bartholomew
The cathedral of St. Bartholomew is a Gothic church located on the Main Square in Plzeň, Czech Republic. It was probably established together with the city around the year 1295. The church became a cathedral in 1993, when the Pilsner diocese was created. It was included on the list of National cultural monuments of the Czech Republic in 1995.
13. Muzeum církevního umění plzeňské diecéze
The Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen is one of the largest museum institutes in the Czech Republic with its historical, decorative arts and natural science collections. At the same time, it is a center of scientific work in a number of scientific fields. The main building of the museum is located in Kopeckého sady 2 in Pilsen.
14. Franciscan Monastery, Plzeň
The Franciscan Monastery is located near the Main Square in Plzeň, Czech Republic. Originally belonging to the Minorites, the later Franciscan monastery was founded at the end of the 13th century. The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Chapterhouse and Chapel of St. Barbara also belong to the monastery complex.
15. Patton Memorial Pilsen Museum
Patton Memorial Pilsen - the US Army Memorial 1945 is the Museum in Pilsen inaugurated on May 5, 2005 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen and Southwest Bohemia in 1945 and ending World War II in Europe. The memorial is located in the building of the cultural house Hell, Coast Street.
16. Church of St Anne
The Orthodox Church of St. Anne and St. Rose of Lima is a newly consecrated church in Pilsen. It is located in Bezručova Street No. 463. The church is registered on the list of immovable monuments as part of the area of the former Dominican convent. At present, the church is used by the Czech Orthodox Church.
17. Old Synagogue
The Old Synagogue in Pilsen has been standing in the courtyard of house No. 80/5 in the Smetana Park since 1859. It is protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic. Right next to the Old Synagogue building is the Auxiliary Synagogue with a memorial to the victims of the Shoah Garden of Remembrance.
18. kostel svatého Martina
The Church of Saints Martin and Procopius in the Pilsen district of Lobzy is the parish church of the Roman Catholic parish of Pilsen-Lobza administered by the Salesians of Don Bosco in Pilsen. In its immediate vicinity is the Salesian Youth Centre.
19. Nanebevzetí Panny Marie
The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is part of the former Franciscan monastery and is one of the oldest in Pilsen. Today, together with the former Franciscan monastery, it is protected as an immovable cultural monument.
20. Kostel sv. Jiří
The Church of St. George in Malesice, together with the local chateau, forms the dominant feature of the village, today the city district of Pilsen 9-Malesice. The church is an immovable cultural monument.
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