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Tábor - historical town with a Hussite past

Tábor is the second largest town in South Bohemia. Its population is 37 thousand and it has become a significant traffic, economic and cultural centre of the region. The town is surrounded with a romantic countryside along the river Lužnice which is very popular with canoeist. Due to a large number of historical sights and natural beauties the town ranks among the most sought after spots in the Czech Republic. The history of the town is integrally connected with a significant chapter of European history – the Hussite Movement. In 1420 Hussites, led by Jan Žižka, established a fortified military camp in this place and set off for their campaigns from there. Tábor has undergone a number of changes during centuries, but traces of its medieval history are to be found all over the historical centre. The famous times are commemorated by remains of town walls, an intricate labyrinth of underground corridors and one remaining tower of the original castle Kotnov with adjoining Bechyně Gate. The historical centre of the town boasting a unique street layout and a number of valuable buildings is listed. After arriving in Tábor you should first head for Žižka square dominated by a monument to the famous Hussite captain Jan Žižka. Do not miss the Hussite Museum which is located in the late-Gothic Town Hall. A view of facades of old burgher houses built in various architectural styles – late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo is very enjoyable. Worth mentioning is also the nearby Baroque church in Klokoty – a famous pilgrimage spot. Those who seek a quiet spot for a nice rest should not miss the botanical garden – 2.5 hectares of little fields where economically significant plants are grown, and glass houses with various species of thermophilic plants. Right in the centre of the town there is a lake called the Jordan. It is the oldest dam in Central Europe and dates back to the time Christopher Columbus discovered America – to the year 1492.

Tábor letecky

Tábor letecky

Tábor přes Velký sanc

Tábor přes Velký sanc

Žižkovo náměstí se starou radnicí

Žižkovo náměstí se starou radnicí

GPS position

N 49° 24.843', E 14° 39.569'
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Contact

Město Tábor
Ing. Michala Svitáková
Tel.:381 486 497
e-mail:michala.svitakova@mutabor.cz
http://www.taborcz.eu