What To Do in Tábor
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What To Do in Tábor
To help you avoid missing an important landmark, we have prepared multiple ways to visit Tábor.
Žižka Square - a display of interesting structures
Žižka Square offers a unique display of historical buildings representing nearly all architectural styles.
Dean's Church of Lord‘s Conversion on Mount Tábor
The name of the main church confirms the orientation of our predecessors and their relationship to the Bible.
Every royal town in Bohemia wanted to have a town hall that it could be proud of. Tabor was no exception and the town hall was a building of the highest importance.
Monument to Jan Žižka of Trocnov
A sandstone statue created by Josef Strachovský in 1884 reminds us of the famous Hussite leader. Jan Žižka played a vital role when the town was constructed and when the power and glory of Hussite Tábor was on the rise.
Renaissance Fountain on Žižka square
Nobody can overlook the fountain in the middle of Žižka Square. It was chiselled by the stonemason Martin of Sušice between the years 1567 and 1568.
The appearance of most of the existing burgher houses was finalized only after great fires in 1532 and 1559. Their cores and exteriors date from the late Gothic period or the Renaissance one.
Kotnov Tower and Bechyně Gate
Kotnov Tower is a landmark on the skyline of Tábor. The tower got its name after the legendary founder of the castle. The oldest written note comes from the year 1370, but it is almost certain that the castle had been founded much earlier.
The fortification system, that had been built after the foundation of the Hussite fortress and improved by following generations, rightly became a boast of the town.
Oskar Nedbal Theatre
Since the reconstruction Tábor has had a Central European rarity because only an auditorium was added during the reconstruction not another stage and so the theatre has one stage with two orhogonally attached auditoriums.
This neo-renaissance building was constructed in 1894 – 95 when it took the place of the former shooting range dating from 1811.
The Renaissance water supply tower is decorated with crimped gables and it is a technical type of structure. Nowadays there is a gallery on several floors of the Water Tower.
Monastery Church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary
The cloister was designed by the architect Antonio de Alfieri, an Italian living in Prague. The corner stone was laid in 1642, and by 1666 the construction was finished.
Hospital Chapel of Saint Cross
The chapel, hidden behind the garden of Ctibor's House, was originally dedicated to St. Elizabeth. It adjoins house No. 285 where a town hospital used to be.
Cemetery Chapel of St. Filip and Jakub
Almost in the shadow of Kotnov Tower and Bechyňská Gate there is a park called Pod Kotnovem. The park was founded between the years 1969 and 1973 in the place of an old town cemetery.
Monastery Church at Klokoty
This Baroque pearl was founded in 1700 on the spot of a former small Gothic church, close to a place of apparition of the Virgin Mary.
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