Jindřichův Hradec – unique Gothic and Renaissance town in Czech republic

Updated: May 16, 2020 | By | More
Jindrichuv Hradec

Jindřichův Hradec is an unique Gothic and Renaissance town situated in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, above Vajgar lake. The town is one of the most significant tourist destinations in the Czech republic. Its center has been declared a historical conservation area for its exquisite historical, architectural, and cultural sights.

The surrounding wooded hills and countless natural lakes provide ideal opportunities for recreation. The Castle is the third largest in Czech republic, after castle in Prague and in Český Krumlov.

Main sights in Jindřichův Hradec

  • Castle and Chateau – The 3rd largest castle complex
  • Medieval Centre
  • Church of the Assumption of our Lady
  • Church of St John the Baptist – 600-year-old extensive decorative frescos
  • Narrow-gauge Railway – only 0,76m wide
  • Mechanical Nativity Scene – The world’s largest mechanized nativity scene
  • National Museum of Photography – The former Jesuit college from 1594
  • District Museum – The former Jesuit seminary

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Category: Castles and Palaces, Cities, Cities, Czech Republic

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