Pilsen

Pilsen is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic. It is located in western Bohemia. It is an important industrial, commercial, cultural, and administrative center. The whole metropolitan area covers in total 125 square kilometres with population of 165, 000 inhabitants.

The city was founded by the Czech king Wenceslas II in 1295 on the confluence of four rivers - Uhlava, Uslava, Radbuza and Mze. Thanks to its convenient location on the crossroads of trade routes (one of them was important trade route connecting Prague and Nuremberg) Pilsen experienced an immediate rapid growth.

Pilsen is city of rich cultural and industrial heritage. The ancient town center was declared a historical landmark to be carefully preserved. The rich architectural gems here include Gothic St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, Renaissance City Hall, Baroque reconstruction of the Archdeacon's house and Franciscan Monastery, and Great Synagogue of Pilsen. The modern city was shaped by a symbiosis with industrial enterprises such as engineering complex Skoda and the Pilsen Brewery.

The city and its surrounding offers numerous recreational possibilities for the citizens and visitors.

Tourism

Pilsen's main Republic Square is dominated by the Gothic-style St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, which boasts the highest church tower in the Czech Republic.

You will find nearly 20 museums and galleries in Pilsen. The Gallery of West Bohemia and the Museum of West Bohemia are a few of the most significant.

The region surrounding Pilsen is so diverse that if offers enough trip ideas to last you weeks, and that's whether you're planning to just go for a walk or travel by bike, car or train.

The region surrounding Pilsen is so diverse that if offers enough trip ideas to last you weeks, and that's whether you're planning to just go for a walk or travel by bike, car or train.

Pilsen lies in the same place that four rivers meet, meaning a trip into nature is only ever a few steps away. Get to know Pilsen parks and gardens.

The Pilsner Urquell Brewery and Škoda Works have made their city famous all over the world. Pilsen is rightfully proud of its rich industrial tradition. Places.

Public Transport in Pilsen