Enjoy Pilsen like a local
The spring sun is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and with them the opening hours at historical sights and interesting places. The tourist destinations that were closed all winter also start coming to life every year in April. What sort of places in Pilsen can you visit now that winter’s passed?
Do you like always being in the centre of the action, or would you prefer a peaceful place in nature? Do you travel alone, with the whole family, or with a dog? Pilsen offers countless accommodation options. We’ve prepared for you a practical guide that will help you find the right place that’s perfect for you, and that’s whether you’re visiting during the high season or not.
All of the main tourist attractions, such as the world-famous Pilsner Urquell Brewery, the historical city centre with the Gothic St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, and the Renaissance-age City Hall, as well as the interiors by the celebrated architect Loos, are open all year round to visitors. Which season, however, is the best for visiting the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic? It’s hard to say, each offers something special, and even Pilsen’s locals can’t agree on a clear answer. The choice then is yours.
Have you also made New Year’s resolutions and are you planning trips and holidays for the coming year? If so, we can offer you plenty of good reasons why you should add Pilsen, one of the most visited city destinations in the Czech Republic, to your list. These plentiful reasons come in the shape of new events and activities that are getting ready for this year’s tourist season. Why shouldn’t you miss out on Pilsen this year? We’ve prepared for you three main highlights as well as a couple of other points, thanks to which the options for tourists visiting Pilsen just get more and more interesting.
Although Pilsen was the European Capital of Culture back in 2015, it remains a city that never sleeps and always has something exciting going on. All year long it offers an assorted range of cultural events. We’ve chosen a few of them in advance that you definitely shouldn’t miss out on in the first half of the year, and that’s whether you’re travelling alone or with the whole family. Pilsen will soon be offering extraordinary experiences, starting with cultural and music festivals, and continuing with gastronomical and beer celebrations.
If Pilsen is simply irresistible during the year, whether that may be in spring with its blossoming parks or summer with its atmosphere of festivals and outdoor terrace bars and restaurants, the Christmas season is twice as powerful. With the first Advent Sunday, where the giant Christmas tree is lit on Republic Square, the city turns into a wonder of lights, radiating the festive atmosphere. While enjoying a walk through the historical city centre, you’ll be enchanted by the decorations in the streets and adjacent parks. Where and how can you have the best experience possible?
Next to the world-famous Pilsner Urquell Gate, which adorns beer labels all over the world, Pilsen’s Gothic church, St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, remains one of its dominant landmarks. Finally, after 100 years of waiting, the structure has been newly renovated. After a 30-year pause, the cathedral is opening its doors to the general public and expanding its offer to tourists with unique commentated tours.
With winter pretty much at our doorstep, are you wondering where you can go with your little ones in this unpleasant late-autumn weather? Get the whole family to pack their bags and set off for Pilsen! Aside from the traditional Christmas market, you can look forward to the many other tourist attractions. First, let us guide you to the experimental Techmania Science Centre and then to the Puppet Museum. And to finish things off, you’ll find the mythical figures of the Museum of Ghosts and Fairy Tales laying in wait for you as well as those of the interactive BLIK BLIK exposition, “The Mysterious Forest”.
You can journey to Pilsen not only for its traditional tourist attractions and fantastic gastronomy but also for its architecture and design. The bleak autumn weather directly encourages the discovery of secrets of Pilsen’s interiors created by the world-famous Adolf Loos. While walking the streets of Pilsen, you can also admire other interesting structures from the last century as well as those completed not too long ago. As November gives way to December, Pilsen Design Week will further diversify the beginning of Advent.
When the weather isn’t exactly what you’d like for outdoor activities, that’s the perfect time to visit the cinema, a museum, a gallery, or any one of the interesting architectural gems hidden in Pilsen. Check out our autumn guide, thanks to which you can still enjoy Pilsen, even if it’s raining cats and dogs.
When planning a trip to Pilsen, you’ll surely make a list of places and experiences you simply don’t want to miss. We can help you out with this; feel free to take inspiration from our checklist, where you’ll find tips for places and events that are worth visiting. Summer hasn’t ended yet.
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