Holašovice
Holašovice
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Pavlo K
Tokyo, Japan21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We visited the village on Dec.31 at evening time, when all the buildings had some light on it. Some windows had light inside and it is to show that people live there and use the buildings. But for sure in daytime you will be able to see more and it will be our task in trips in future.
The road to the village is narrow, but good!
Written March 6, 2020
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tejashombre
Czech Republic26,848 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
I had the opportunity to hitch a ride to Holasovice over the weekend. It was my first visit and I had the opportunity to tag along with a wedding party.

I can say if you have the means to visit by car or tour bus, I would suggest visiting here. 2 restaurants are there. One was closed for another private wedding party. The other one was busy but surprisingly the food was good...you have to be a little bit patient as summer they are busy. The best way was to simply walk to the bar and ask for what you needed.

If you have to go by public transport, it would be very time consuming. For the one poster who was disappointed, that was his fault. It has historical value...not an oh-la-la factor. So yes, I'm glad I was able to visit.

And as in the title, on the far end of the row is a replica of Stonehinge.
Written August 4, 2014
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NVV
Novorossiysk, Russia3,564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Family
It will take not more than 2 hours - this trip to XIX century). The last example of country baroque!!! And it's on the way to Český Krumlov! So, if You travel by car don't miss this unique place!!!
Written April 24, 2013
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katpat6210
Sezana, Slovenia32 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
We can not understand how this village could be inserted in the Unesco heritage; it consists of maybe 10 houses in line....yes, nice to see with the year of construction well visible on the wall, but it takes 1 minute to take a picture and see them all. The village is in the middle of nowhere and it's about 20 km far from Cesky Krumlov.
P.S. in case u really want to go, please note that there are 2 villages with the same name, the correct one is Jankov, or ask the coordinates as we did in a tourist office
Written August 18, 2015
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TravelingFinches07
San Francisco415 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Holasovice is one of the most ordinary, low-keyed, and some would say “unimpressive” sights to receive the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation … unless you happen to be a fan of South Bohemian Folk Baroque architecture. This small village of 23 houses and about 140 people, abandoned after WWII, was restored in the 1990's in the architectural style of South Bohemia of the 1800's. To preserve this architectural style, UNESCO added it to the World Heritage list in 1998.

We stopped at Holasovice on the way back to Cesky Krumlov from a visit to Hluboka Castle. The photos of this 2 street UNESCO town is pretty much all there is. The historic houses sit facing a rectangular village green, with a fish pond and chapel. There is a small museum you can visit as well as an Information Center. Since most of the houses are privately owned, none of them can be visited other than the small museum.

When we visited in early April, we were the only car in the parking lot (GPS coordinates: 48.970906, 14.273580). The main street through town was empty. One restaurant was open but was also empty. My recommendation is if you are passing through, stop for a short visit. I would not make a special trip to see Holasovice.

At the far end of the main street, a “Stonehenge” sign pointed left. Intrigued, we walked the one block to the entrance of a field with a stone circle. Apparently, this was built in 2008 with rocks from the area by the owner of the property for purposes of energy work, healing, and meditation. There is a 35 czk fee to enter. We were not impressed and passed on entering. Search “Holasovicky Stonehenge” on TripAdvisor for other visitors' mostly low ratings.

From the parking lot, look off in the distance opposite the town to spot the 4 cooling towers of the Temelin Nuclear Power Plant 35 km away. This power plant is the largest power source in the Czech Republic.
Written May 18, 2019
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel628 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
The village itself is UNESCO site, thus we decided to go and to see.
The village is really small and nice place, but actually you walk it all around by about 15 minutes, and then there is nothing else to do.
There is also some place near the central square, called Stonehenge - please, don't go! It has nothing to do with the mystery of Stonehenge, people hands make very large cycle of stones with "good energies", and some little lake and also for entrance fee. The only nice thing about this Stonehenge was a grey little rabbit, jumping among the grass.
Bottom line - if you already there - go, the central place is very nice (don't go to the Stonehenge), if you are not so near the place - don't worth a visit.
Written August 29, 2016
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Taxidiotis2014
Bruges, Belgium711 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Holasovice is a nice village, but it is hard to understand why this has to be Unesco world heritage. There are several villages featuring this type of nice houses and Holasovice is not so different from e.g. nearby Zabori.es are artificially colourfull, but maybe that's just a wrong judgement. We were quite disappointed, for epecting (much) more from a Unesco world heritage site.
Written August 9, 2015
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fatbear2000
Oxford, UK4,103 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
Holasovice is a pretty little village near Ceske Budejovice. The restored buildings are nice to look at, and a walk around the village should take around 30-45 minutes ( unless you stop at one of the two restaurants ). During our short stay two coaches arrived to briefly deposit tourists to take photos of the village, although I did notice two visitors from ignoring the photo opportunities for a quick drink instead, and a Japanese family spent their time looking at the goats in the small holdings, instead of the Baroque style houses. No-one seemed to take any pictures of the Temelin Nuclear Power Station in the distance though !

The tourist coaches spent around 30 minutes in Holasovice, before presumably heading off for Cesky Krumlov or one other attractions nearby.

Holasovice is worth a short visit if you are in the Ceske Budejovice or Cesky Krumlov area.

However, the next village, Zabori, is just as pretty although not a UNESCO listed site.
Written May 3, 2014
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petrdvor
Horni Plana, Czech Republic13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There is beautiful center of a small village in southern Czech Republic. It is famous because of well repaired front house walls, it is painted in the sense of "rural baroque". You probably now it because it is in UNESCO world heritage. All near villages are built in the same style but unfortunately only Holasovice village is a world heritage. Go there at the time of local festival on july, check the right date.. You can see local shops with souvenirs and classical workshop in the full bloom. It is easy to there by bus from Budweiss or by car..
Written September 15, 2012
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folieske4
Antwerp, Belgium7,248 contributions
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If you want to visit you’ll need 373 84 Jankov-Holašovice, as theher are more than 3 Holašovice in the Czech Republic. It was raining cats and dogs when we arrived, so sightseeing each house was not an option. Even by nice weather it does not take long to visit this village, in fact, it is only one square with 2 rows of houses bordering. The Holašovice village was first mentioned in the mid-13th century during the period of the colonising movements in the South Bohemian border region. The town has experienced two crippling blows over the years. The first was in the 16th century, when almost all of the original Czech inhabitants of the village were wiped out through plague, following which it was almost immediately occupied by German settlers. The Second World War dealt another blow when the attempts made by the German inhabitants to join the village to the Reich were successful. After the war, in 1946, the enforced withdrawal began which affected the majority of the German inhabitants. The empty buildings were then inhabited by Czechs from the inland, who built very little here, with just some repairs and maintenance being carried out. This meant that in 1998 the almost entirely preserved medieval system of houses and grain stores was inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.
Written October 8, 2010
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