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holasovice_1.jpgHere time stood still for centuries. Throughout the whole of South Bohemia you will find farms build in the typical South Bohemian Rural Baroque style. But nowhere will you find such a large collection of such houses as in Holašovice.

It is, because of that, more than understandable that Holašovice is included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Holašovice is a small village, about 15 km west of České Budějovice and on the north border of the nature reserve of Blanský Les.


The so called Rural Baroque is a mixture of Baroque, Rococo and Classicistic building styles.

In Holašovice you do not really see the masterpieces of this architectural style. Because there are many buildings close together in the same architectural style, you will get a good impression of how the village must have looked like in the 19th century.

When you visit České Budějovice a visit to his village is worth the extra drive!

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Places of interest

10.3km: Archeological village Netolice

The archeological village Netolice is situated on the top of St. John hill above the city of Netolice, it has also beatiful view to Bohemian forest panorama.

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10.9km: Ruins of Girl´s Stone

The Dívčí Kámen or Girl´s Stone medieval castle was built on a stony cliff above the confluence of the Křemžský Stream and the Vltava River. The castle was founded by the Rosenberg family in 1349

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11.6km: Blanský Les

Blanský Les has a surface of 21.235 Ha. and is a true paradise for outdoor activities. In 1990 the area has obtained the status of nature reserve and it stretches out over the districts České Budějovice, Český Krumlov and Prachatice. It is an area with a high ecological value in the lower parts of Šumava. The highest point is the mountain Klet with 1084 meters.

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14.7km: Zlatá Koruna

Close to Český Krumlov lies the Cistercian monastery 'Zlatá Koruna', the Golden Crown.
The name 'Golden Crown' was given to the monastery because it has a thorn of the crown of thorns of Jesus in their possession. The monastery has been added to the national cultural inheritance list in 1995.

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15.2km: Castle Hluboká

The castle of Hluboká nad Vltavou is one of the most famous castles in the Czech Republic. It is build in the Neo-Gothic style after the castle of Windsor in England. The oldest predecessor of the present castle was an Early-Gothic castle, build around the middle of the 13th century. In the middle ages the castle was alternating under royal or under aristocratic management.

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