Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Pilsen, Czechia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 4.1 km
Ascend 77 m
Descend 59 m

Explore Pilsen in Czechia with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in PilsenIndividual Sights in Pilsen

Sight 1: Patton Memorial Pilsen Museum

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Patton Memorial Pilsen Museum Eva Haunerová / CC BY 2.5

Patton Memorial Pilsen – The U.S. Army Memorial 1945 is a museum in Pilsen inaugurated on May 5, 2005 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen and southwestern Bohemia in 1945 and the end of World War II in Europe. The memorial is located in the building of the Peklo House of Culture, 10 Pobřežní Street, where the editorial office of Masaryk's magazine Nová doba used to be before the First World War and where Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk lectured several times.

Wikipedia: Patton Memorial Pilsen (CS), Website, Website

465 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: St. Mary's plague column

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St. Mary's plague column Honza Groh (Jagro) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Marian (plague) column stands on the central Pilsen Republic Square, in its southwest corner, in front of the Imperial House. The column was erected by the town council in 1681 as a thank you for the end of the plague epidemic in the early Baroque style. Its highlight is the statue, a free replica of the Gothic sculpture of the Pilsen Madonna. The Marian Column has been protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic since 1958.

Wikipedia: Mariánský sloup (Plzeň) (CS)

118 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Cathedral of St. Bartholomew

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The Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, originally the Church 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 Plzeň diocese was created. It was designated a national cultural monument of the Czech Republic in 1995.

Wikipedia: Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, Plzeň (EN)

273 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Church of St Anne

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The Orthodox Church of St. Anne and St. Rose of Lima is a newly consecrated church in Pilsen, Czech Republic. It is located in Bezručova Street No. 463. The church is registered on the list of immovable monuments as part of the premises of the former Dominican convent. At present, the church is used by the Czech Orthodox Church.

Wikipedia: Kostel svaté Anny (Plzeň) (CS)

206 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Franciscan Monastery, Plzeň

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Franciscan Monastery, Plzeň Jan Sokol / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Franciscan Monastery, Plzeň (EN)

0 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: Nanebevzetí Panny Marie

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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.

Wikipedia: Kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie (Plzeň) (CS)

156 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Muzeum církevního umění plzeňské diecéze

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Muzeum církevního umění plzeňské diecéze Norbert Aepli, Switzerland (User:Noebu) / CC BY 2.5

The Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen is one of the largest museum institutes in the Czech Republic in terms of the extent of its historical, decorative arts and natural history collections. At the same time, it is a centre of scientific work in a number of scientific disciplines. The main building of the museum is located in Kopeckého sady 2 in Pilsen.

Wikipedia: Západočeské muzeum v Plzni (CS), Website

382 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Old Synagogue

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The Old Synagogue in Pilsen has been standing in the courtyard of house No. 80/5 in 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, the Garden of Memories.

Wikipedia: Stará synagoga v Plzni (CS)

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Divadlo Josefa Kajetána Tyla - Velké divadlo

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Divadlo Josefa Kajetána Tyla - Velké divadlo Norbert Aepli, Switzerland (User:Noebu) / CC BY 2.5

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 between 1897 and 1902 according to the design of 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.

Wikipedia: Velké divadlo (Plzeň) (CS), Website

120 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Pomník generála Pattona

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The monument to General Patton is a sculpture erected in the Sady Pětatřicátníků in Pilsen. It commemorates General George S. Patton, who commanded the U.S. Army that liberated the city from Nazi occupation in May 1945. 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 tank armor was produced. The realization of the monument took approximately one year. The production of the monument itself was provided by the Vítkovice Ironworks in the form of a sponsorship gift.

Wikipedia: Pomník generála Pattona (CS)

346 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Great Synagogue (Plzeň)

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Great Synagogue (Plzeň) Norbert Aepli, Switzerland (User:Noebu) / CC BY 2.5

The Great Synagogue in Plzeň, Czech Republic is the second largest synagogue in Europe.

Wikipedia: Great Synagogue (Plzeň) (EN), Facebook

1861 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 12: Techmania Science Center

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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.

Wikipedia: Techmania Science Center (EN), Website, Facebook


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