Holašovice

Holašovice, Ceske Budejovice: Address, Phone Number, Holašovice Reviews: 4.5/5

Holašovice
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TravelingFinches07
By TravelingFinches07
A short stop only if passing through
Apr 2019
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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Pavlo K
Tokyo, Japan21 contributions
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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TravelingFinches07
San Francisco441 contributions
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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anthonyoneill38
Waterford, Ireland17 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
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.
Written December 11, 2018
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Vivian B
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic8 contributions
Nov 2018
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.
Written November 24, 2018
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Václav V
Prague, Czech Republic1,449 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
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.
Written October 27, 2018
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535jitkaz
London, UK8 contributions
Aug 2018
Lovely, peaceful, baroque village not teaming with tourists, little gem where locals still live and work.
Written August 15, 2018
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Pamandfamtravels
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic36 contributions
Jul 2018
Sunday, July 22 we enjoyed the annual folk festival in this quaint UNESCO World Heritage Site village. There are dozens of handcrafted items for sale at this festival, as well as historic re-creations of "people-powered" children's rides. You can watch crafts people making their wares, enjoy local music and folk dance performances. There are delicious, local food specialties to buy and picnic tables to eat and relax at. Restrooms (WCs) are available in the very center of the town. We enjoyed great weather - not too hot, and the rain held off.
Written July 24, 2018
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lazigirl
Vernon, Canada745 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
UNESCO site, the houses aren’t particularly old, late 19th, early 20th century, but they are well kept and very pretty. There is also a very tall maypole, some wooden sculptures and a pond. A small bar for simple food. Oddly a “ Stonehenge “ as well.
Nice place, quiet, few tourists. Worth visiting as an escape from the hoards nearby in other towns.
Written July 16, 2018
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Barb577
Brisbane, Australia426 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We spent a quiet day driving from Prague to Český Krumlov, stopping firstly at the beautiful (and tourist filled) Hluboká Castle before driving 20 minutes down the road to the absolutely delightful and pretty much deserted Holasovice Historal Village. It's a Unesco protected village, very similar to Telc with its painted Baroque houses which surround a beautiful village green. We had a lovely lunch in a little restaurant (we couldn't see the name - just the Budweiser umbrellas!) with delicious soup for AUD $3.50, beer for $1 and wine for $2.

We really enjoyed the drive through the countryside and loved this little village stop, only half an hour from Český Krumlov.
Written June 29, 2018
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Kevin P
Ferndown, UK1,169 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Whilst it has to be said there is not actually a lot to do at Holasovice, it 's still worthwhile making the trip here if you are in the area. It's a beautifully preserved Bohemian village, and a very pleasant place to stroll around for some light exercise. There is a bar or two, though these don't open until the afternoon I believe. For us, being there gave us a good insight into the architecture and style of this area, and for the rest of our trip we often made the comment "that's just like Holasovice". Good for the soul...
Written June 17, 2018
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