Hradec Králové

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Hradec Králové Travel Guide

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Hradec Králové is a city in Bohemia, located on the banks of the Elbe. The city is already known from the 11th century, and it was continuously expanded and reconstructed after major fires several times in the 13th-15th centuries. The hardest setback, however, was the Thirty Years’ War, which left the city destroyed, but which made possible the reconstruction in Baroque style from the 17th century. Since then, the city has grown through industrialization and with interesting architectural features.

The old town of Hradec Králové is well preserved and a pleasant place to stroll the streets. The square Velké náměstí is the center of the city, and several of Hradec Králové’s best-known sights are located here. To the west is the twin-towered Gothic cathedral, built from 1307, the city’s old town hall, and the Bílá věž tower, which is 72 meters high. The tower dates from the 16th century, and there is a fine view of the city from the tower’s observation deck.

In the middle of Velké náměstí you can see the city’s beautiful plague column in fine baroque from 1714-1717, and to the east you can walk towards Malé náměstí square and enjoy the view to baroque churches and fine arcades in the houses of the streets. There are also several museums in Hradec Králové. Among them are the East Bohemian Museum, housed in a beautiful temple-like building from 1909-1912, and the city’s modern art museum, Galerie moderneho umění, which exhibits a wide range of Czech artists. The museum is in a remarkable Art Nouveau building.

Around the old town of Hradec Králové you can sense the contours of old fortifications in the street network. This dates from the time of Emperor Joseph II, when the city was declared a fortress city in 1778, and this led to the development of mighty facilities around Königgrätz, as the city was then called. The old defensive positions are now decommissioned, but on the outskirts of the city you can instead explore and walk in parks such as Žižkovy sady and Šimkovy sady.

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Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Overview of Hradec Králové

Hradec Králové is a city in Bohemia, located on the banks of the Elbe. The city is already known from the 11th century, and it was continuously expanded and reconstructed after major fires several times in the 13th-15th centuries. The hardest setback, however, was the Thirty Years’ War, which left the city destroyed, but which made possible the reconstruction in Baroque style from the 17th century. Since then, the city has grown through industrialization and with interesting architectural features.

The old town of Hradec Králové is well preserved and a pleasant place to stroll the streets. The square Velké náměstí is the center of the city, and several of Hradec Králové’s best-known sights are located here. To the west is the twin-towered Gothic cathedral, built from 1307, the city’s old town hall, and the Bílá věž tower, which is 72 meters high. The tower dates from the 16th century, and there is a fine view of the city from the tower’s observation deck.

In the middle of Velké náměstí you can see the city’s beautiful plague column in fine baroque from 1714-1717, and to the east you can walk towards Malé náměstí square and enjoy the view to baroque churches and fine arcades in the houses of the streets. There are also several museums in Hradec Králové. Among them are the East Bohemian Museum, housed in a beautiful temple-like building from 1909-1912, and the city’s modern art museum, Galerie moderneho umění, which exhibits a wide range of Czech artists. The museum is in a remarkable Art Nouveau building.

About the Hradec Králové travel guide

Contents: Tours in the city + tours in the surrounding area
Published: Released soon
Author: Stig Albeck
Publisher: Vamados.com
Language: English

About the travel guide

The Hradec Králové travel guide gives you an overview of the sights and activities of the Czech city. Read about top sights and other sights, and get a tour guide with tour suggestions and detailed descriptions of all the city’s most important churches, monuments, mansions, museums, etc.

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