České Budějovice is one of the most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic, also thanks to the fact that the urban conservation area was established in 1980 to protect the significant historical complex of urban buildings with a preserved early Gothic ground plan.
Parts of the conservation area are adjusted Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque townhouses with arcades; the famous guard Black Tower with a view is also situated here. The well-known baroque Samson’s Fountain in the middle of Přemysl Otakar II Square is one of the largest of its kind in the Czech Republic. Near the square, there are the Renaissance Meat Shops. From the former butcher shops, boxes of the famous pub of Budweiser Budvar were created. A very interesting part of the reservation is the Piarist Square with Solnice (Salt Warehouse). The Gothic cathedral of St. Nicolas next to the Black Tower is another highlight of the conservation area; it is the main church of the bishopric.
How to get there?
It is very easy – the urban conservation area is located in the historical heart of the city. Just find the Přemysl Otakar II Square on the map and then explore the adjacent streets.
Přemysl Otakar II Square and adjacent streets
GPS: 48.9750392N, 14.4744561E