Chrudim Things to Do
I came across the Jan Hus memorial in a small park at Komensky Street. As I travelled around the Czech republic, I found many statues of this man.
He was born in 1369 and became a protestant reformer who condemned the indulgence and corruption of the catholic church and the Vatican in particular. His views became very popular, unfortunately, when this happened the catholic church excommunicated him. He tried to defend himself, even having with him a letter of safe conduct from the Emperor. This didn't help! He was imprisoned and declared a heretic and in 1415, he was burned at the stake.Related to:
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The regional Musuem was a large Neo-Renaissance building built in 1897-1898, now a Neo-Baroque building since 1901.
Most of the items kept by the museum cover history of the region and pieces of art.
What you can see in this Museum, is an Archaeological collection from the 19th century onwards,
Ethnographical material from 16th to 20th century, Historical collections that have been donated to the Museum, a Library, Natural history of the area and Art Collections.
Another part of the Museum complex is a concert hall used for social events such as balls, conferences and important meetings.
Out the front of the building is a statue of Josef Ressel.
Tuesday - Sunday 9 - 12 & 1 - 5pm Closed for lunch CLOSED MONDAYS
ADMISSION in 2014
Visitors to the exhibitions
ADULTS.. 40 CZK
CONCESSION students, pensioners 20 CZK
children up to 6 years (kindergarten) free
Do have a look at the website as they have quite a few photos of what is in the MuseumRelated to:
- Museum Visits
- Historical Travel
I really love the Czech town squares.
Why? Because they have so many bright and beautiful buildings!
Chrudim town square was bursting with bright colours, not only from the buildings, but from the Farmers markets where a lot of fruit and vegetables and colourful flowers were for sale. This was on a Wednesday, so I am guessing they are held every Wednesday.
Most of the buildings have very attractive facades with stucco work and all of them were being used as shops.
A gorgeous town square!Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
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