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The Pilgrimage Church in Klokoty

The view from Kotnov to the north-west offers charming scenery. Down there deep among trees glitters the river Lužnice, whose water sometimes hurries, sometimes dawdles towards the town of Bechyně and then further down to the confluence with the Vltava (Moldau). If you look up, your eye is caught by an impressive structure on the top of a steep slope above the river. It is the pilgrimage church in Klokoty. The construction started in the year 1700 and took about thirty years. Rich donors, members of famous noble and merchant families, gave their money to support the church whose design was probably inspired by the work of Jan Santini, a most talented contemporary architect. The church itself was finished in 1714. During the following years cloisters and chapels were added, thus creating a complex shaped like a double cross. The church rates among the most valuable cultural monuments in the region and would bear comparison with the greatest architectural treasures of the European Baroque period. Local people like to hang out in the area. One can get there through Holeček Park. The park is named after the famous Czech writer and translator, Josef Holeček (1853 – 1929) who studied in Tábor. You must then go up a hill along the Way of the Cross. A large religious gathering is organized here every summer.

Poutní kostel Klokoty

Poutní kostel Klokoty

Klokotská álej

Klokotská álej

Křížíkova cesta

Křížíkova cesta

GPS position

N 49° 24.861', E 14° 38.714'
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Contact

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