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Holašovice

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Holašovice

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Ceske Budejovice Private Walking Tour

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Visit the birth city of the (Original) Budweiser beer, learn about a typical bohemian medieval town, the history of a bi-national city tormented by wars, religious differences and the second world war. Walk on the medieval streets, the biggest (almost perfect) square of the Czech republic, enjoy a city on an island, surviving fires, floods and invasions.<br><br>As a foreigner living here, I can show you what makes a university town exciting, where you can taste the best original Czech Budweiser beer, and what makes cabbage and dumplings the national food of the Czech republic.
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Pavlo K wrote a review Mar 2020
Tokyo, Japan21 contributions7 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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TravelingFinches07 wrote a review May 2019
San Francisco441 contributions142 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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anthonyoneill38 wrote a review Dec 2018
Waterford, Ireland17 contributions5 helpful votes
This is quite a unique village with a beautiful layout .The houses are beautiful and they have some nice architecture and beautiful symbols on the outside and the houses are painted in nice colours .we made the journey to Holasvice from Cesky Krumlov and while the roads were narrow the scenery was beautiful .We would highly recommend a visit to this rural village.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Vivian B wrote a review Nov 2018
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic8 contributions3 helpful votes
As I live only 16 kilometers (10 miles from this village) I go there very often, the last time being a few weeks ago and take my friends who come to visit me. The South Bohemian architecture is charming. There is are two small museums,, a number of cafes and a few restaurants, as well as a place that sells local honey. There is also a lovely shop (Keramica dilna Holasovice) that sells handmade ceramics and I have purchased several things from there. There is also a village festival that takes place sometime in June. The streets are closed off and you have to pay admission, but that is the ONLY period of the year that you have to pay admission to this village.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Václav V wrote a review Oct 2018
Prague, Czech Republic1,455 contributions123 helpful votes
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A Unesco heritage site - a rustical baroque architecture. All houses on the village square dated between 1820 - 1870. It makes a unique complex. Just 20 minutes from Hluboka or Ceske Budejovice.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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