Czech Cities: Tabor

Halfway between Prague and Ceske Budejevice lies a small town of Tabor (Tabor) with a well-preserved labyrinth of old quarters, almost entirely given under the pedestrian zone. In the deaf alleys, it is possible to detect many mansions, richly decorated in the Sgrafito technique, with the pretty frontones of the Renaissance era.

Sights of Tabor

Home Point of attraction in the city – Gusitsky Museum (Husitske Museum) on an attractive main square. Occupying a complex of the Negotic Old Town Hall (XVI in.), It contains a richest collection of documents and historical materials dedicated to the movement of Taborites – It is not difficult to guess where the term came from, because it was Tabor who was the main stronghold of this radical wing of the gusites. By and large, he aroused in 1420 at the place of the old settlement of the Gradiste at the foot of the mountain, the Tabar is like a place of collection ("camp" Czech – fortified camp) of all supporters of this anticatolic movement. Interestingly, in our days, Tabor is known in the Czech Republic as a city with the smallest number of people confessing Catholicism. In addition to the museum itself (open from April to October from 8:30 to 17:00; from November to March – on Thursday and Friday to the same watch, the entrance – 60 CZK), you can visit extensive Dungeon (Podzemi; open on the same schedule), originally created for storing beer, and then used and as shelters from fire or siege, and as a city prison.

Also deserves the picturesque central Zizhkova Square (ZIZKOVO NAMESTI), which is famous for which 12 streets come from. Here you can see Monuments Jan Zhizhka and Jan Gusu, Church of Transfiguration (DEKANSKY KOSTEL, 1516-1532.) With his unusual triple fronton and bell tower (now it is possible to rise to her observation platform), ancient stone Table for the rite of communion, Numerous Mansions XV-XIX centuries, church with the statue of the legendary Roland (XVI-XVII centuries.), and Cotnival Tower and Bechinsk gate, Preserved from old urban fortifications. Interestingly, the waters of the washing fit of the city hill of the river Luzhnice replenishes the artificial lake of Jordan (the area as much as 53 hectares!), dug in 1492 and thereby being the oldest reservoir of this kind in Central Europe.

Around the table

Just a kilometer to the west of the borders of the Old Town is one of the most picturesque (and at the same time – the least pompous) of the cultic complexes of Bohemia – Pilgrimage Church and Monastery Cloth (Klokoty, XV in.), whose architectural ensemble with nine characteristic bulbs of domes, a small wall with turrets and a beautiful rosary is visible from afar.

2.5 km south of the Taby lay the castle ruins Kosi-Gredek (Koz&# 236; Hr&# 225; DEK), where in 1412-1414 Yang Gus was hidden.

Also around the city quite a lot of mineral springs.

Reviews and studies of trips


Tabor, Czech Republic

Tabor – a tiny town near Prague. He was remembered by the smell of smoke from chimneys, rising in the cold air of the January Sunday morning over the houses near the river. Read more →

Living-in-Praha.Our website.COM | January 2015

Tabor, Czech Republic

First about associations. Of course, a textbook for grade 5, Jan Gus, Yang Zhiwa, religious wars, fortified camps. Still here "Gypsy Tabor". This is enough to understand, "What is the city" Read more →

nm | November 2010

Alone in the Czech Republic: Tabor

I think that almost everything knows about the existence of the city of Tabor, well, in school, the concept of Yane Gusa and his followers of Gusites were to. From the 14th century, there was a gradiste with a castle of katnov stood on the territory of the old part. He was captured in 1420, gusites under the leadership of Yana Allify and built here a new city, which was called Tabor, in accordance with the Holy Scriptures. During the period of religious wars, the Tabor became the cents of the Protestant movement and gave his name to representatives of the most radical wing of the rebels who confessed the doctrine of the equality of all people, both in heaven and on earth. The city was turned into a fortress, and tables persistently reflected the attacks of Catholics troops up to 1452. Read more →

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