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Folk architecture


Střehom could be reached from Prague by the motorway in direction to Mladá Boleslav. It is a small village situated in the valley of Klenice stream to the northwest of Sobotka and about 3,9 km to the north of Dolní Bousov. Střehom lies nearby road connecting castle Kost with Sobotka. In this environment the visitor can feel something from the atmosphere of 18th to 19th century. It has exceptionally preserved original layout, which is not destroyed by modern buildings. Village has been declared rural historical site representing folk architecture of Dolní Pojizeří (Lower Jizera region). The most precious are timbered houses dating from the turn of 18th and 19th century. They belong to the most outstanding types in geopark. The basic layout from this time was enlarged and combined. Often small sitting room was added to the rear wall, which was used as rent-charge for the householder. In the 19th century cowsheds, barns and sheds are usually added to the homesteads. Houses are mostly timbered. Stone parts of houses as door lining, door yard, chimneys and fence columns are made from sandstone quarried in nearby Plakánek valley. On the village edge at the road to picturesque Plakánek valley, behind Bušek pond, there is a well preserved Buškovský water mill, which is often used by film makers for shooting mainly story tales. Accommodation in the picturesque village is possible in the bed and breakfast Střehom. Former farmstead from the end of the 18th century is after complete reconstruction. Accommodation in timbered house with the silent and quiet atmosphere of the village has beneficial effect on everyone.

GPS position

N 50° 28.323', E 15° 7.910'



Geopark UNESCO Český ráj
Jiří Vlasák