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Vysoke Myto

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Today is thursday 18.1.2018

Sights, places of interest

Vysoké Mýto památky 18SQUARE OF PŘEMYSL OTAKAR II.

The largest square in the Czech Republic with its regular square layout belongs to the most important remains of gothic architecture. Not only is it exceptional due to its area (2 ha) but also its system of streets at the corners and in the middle of each side is unique. Right on the square there is a number of valuable historical buildings.

 

  

 

Vysoké Mýto památky 24MARIAN COLUMN IN THE SQUARE OF PŘEMYSL OTAKAR II. 

A reminder of the historical events of 1714 - the conclusion of peace with the French after the wars of the Spanish Succession and the plague devastating Vysoké Mýto that year.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Expozice MČK 15MUSEUM OF CZECH VEHICLE BODYWORK

A unique museum dedicated to the history of Czech vehicle bodywork and the significant vehicle body making company of Sodomka.

• 8 exhibition spaces with exhibition of Czech vehicle bodywork

• 8 exhibition spaces presenting the history of the Sodomka company

• 2 exhibition halls with veteran cars on display

  

Contact: nám. Přemysla Otakara II. 96, Vysoké Mýto

Phone: + 420 465 466 112

www.muzeumkarosarstvi.cz

  

  

Galerie MyslbekTOWN GALLERY

Exhibitions of fine arts take place in the exhibition hall all year round, during summer season the cultural life of the town is enriched with exhibitions in the gallery inside the Belfry.

 

Contact: nám. Přemysla Otakara II. 96, Vysoké Mýto

Phone: +420 778 531 908

http://galerie-vm.cz/ 

 

 

 

  

 

Reg. muzeumREGIONAL MUSEUM IN VYSOKÉ MÝTO

The exposition „Cabinet of Militaria“ will take you through the history of the local garrison. You will learn of the Josef Sodomka company, its history and some products made there.

 

Contact: A. V. Šembery 125, Vysoké Mýto

Phone: +420 465 461 950

www.muzeum-myto.cz

 

 

 

 

Vysoké Mýto památky 6CHOCEŇ TOWER CALLED ALSO „KARASKA

An ancient tower from the 13th century, keeps its shape to the present times, only a Gothic roof was replaced by a typical Baroque dome. Until 1844 there stood the Choceň Gate and another lower tower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vysoké Mýto památky 20REMAINS OF THE TOWN FORTIFICATION WITH STONE MEMORIAL PLAQUES

The original walls surround nearly half the historic centre. Since the period of Czech resurgence, at some parts of the walls in Jungmann Park there have been placed memorial plaques commemorating significant events in the life of the town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raška 1 kopieLITOMYŠL GATE

The original gate with two towers, destroyed by fire, was reconstructed and built in the Neogothic style in the 2nd half‚ of the 19th century. At the beginning of the 20th century Mikoláš Aleš decorated the gate with his fresco showing Saint George fighting the dragon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vysoké Mýto památky 8CHURCH OF SAINT LAWRENCE

The church was probably built in the second half of the 13th century. Its unique Art Nouveau interior covers frescos and is decorated with Baroque altar painting of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary by Petr Brandl, which is the greatest painter's work (703x296 cm) in the Czech lands. Inside the church there is also a remarkable tin baptistery from the year of 1499. Your visit to the church is possible when agreed at the presbytery near the church.

 

Contact: Försterova 161, Vysoké Mýto

Phone+420 465 420 983

www.katolik.vmyto.cz

 

 

  

 

 

 

Zvonice a chrám sv Vavřince ve Vysokém MýtěBELFRY

A renaissance building constructed in the 2nd half of the 16th century to keep the bells of St. Lawrence Church. At present there are exhibition spaces for temporary seasonal exhibitions of the Town Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vysoké Mýto památky 15PRAGUE GATE 

The best preserved part of the former fortifications from the 13th century. From Prague Tower you will have a fascinating view of the old town and its surroundings, you can even see the mountains Orlické hory and Krkonoše. In front of the gate there is a statue standing, the statue of Přemysl Otakar II., called “iron and gold king”, founder of Vysoké Mýto and more than fifty other towns in the Czech Republic and Central Europe.

 

TOURIST INQUIRY OFFICE ORGANIZES TOURS of Prague Gate and guided tours of the town.