Jindrichuv Hradec Travel Guide

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  • Jindrichuv Hradec
    by balhannah
  • Jindrichuv Hradec
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Jindrichuv Hradec Things to Do

  • MEDIEVAL SQUARE & STREETS

    It was a wet day, but this still didn't stop me from seeing the old Town. We parked our car in the Town Square, and then I walked around it. Most of the buildings are built in Renaissance, Late Gothic and Baroque styles, have detailed stucco work and are painting colourfully.Leading out from the square is a vaulted archway.The streets were narrow,...

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  • LANGERS HOUSE

    The "Langers House," was one that really caught my attention for several reasons. I guess the main reason, was the black and white graffiti scenes from the Old Testament, these are dated at 1579. The house dates back to 1540, and has two numbers, [138-139], this was because there were originally two Gothic houses that were later rebuilt and joined...

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  • JINDRICHUV HRADEC CANALS

    Jindrichuv Hradec Castle overlooks the man made canals that pass through the city. From the side of the Canal, there are beaut views of the Castle and the old waterfront homes, very nice!

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  • JINDRICHUV HRADEC CASTLE & PALACE

    I knew about the Castle, so after looking around town, I then headed there. It is the 3rd largest in the Czech Republic.It's believed there may have been another Castle here before this one, they already know there was a fortified Slavic settlement here in the 10th century.Remains of a bulwark were found in front of the court facade of Adam II’s...

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  • WATER WELL

    Located in the courtyard of Jindrichuv Hradec Castle is the "Golden" Well.This 13th century water well is unique, as it has a decorated cover that is really beautiful!

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  • MUSIC PAVILION RONDEL

    Inside the Castle compound there was this pink & white building. I wondered what it was used for?Well, originallly back in 1596, it was a garden pavilion. I went inside, and there were lots of seats, and a beautifully decorated ceiling and walls in a style called "mannerism." In the summer of 1814, Emperor Charles VI was received here.The Rondel...

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  • OLD TOWN HALL

    The Old Town Hall was one of the interesting buildings located in the Town Square.In my photo, you can see the small tower that was built on its top in 1493. It was here, where a astronomical Clock was attached, supposedly by the creator of the Prague Old Town Hall astronomical clock.At the beginning of the 17th century, it was rebuilt with a jail...

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  • NEZARECKA GATE

    On my wanders around town, I came across this tall gate that was built in the 15th century as part of the towns fortifications. This is the only Gate that has been preserved from the towns original three gates.The original medieval gate with two Gothic floors was expanded during the construction of the adjoining seminary with another floor built in...

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  • CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

    The Church of St. John the Baptist is a 600 year old Gothic Church with extensive decorative Czech frescos.St. John the Baptist Church is adjacent to the Franciscan monastery which is located behind the town hall. The church, which dates back to the 14th century, is quite important because of all the Gothic architecture, including life-size statues...

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    by forlane Written Aug 19, 2005

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    This little cafe at the square at the end of the shopping street (not the main sqare) offers the most delicious cakes for an extremely low price. You can take it out but there is also a section to sit down and take a cup of good coffee with it.

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