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Chýnov Cave

Surroundings

Chýnov

The first written mention of Chýnov can be found in the Kosmas's Chronicle of Bohemia and relates to 981. The Roman Catholic Baroque-style of the Holy Trinity located in the square and founded in 995 is one of the Tábor region's most important religious monuments. The village was the home of several sculptors in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. The best known of these is probably František Bílek (1872-1941), an Art Nouveau artist and a leading figure of symbolism, who has his birth house and studio in the village (in the possession of the Gallery of the Capital of Prague).

Chýnov town

Tábor

Today, the town of Tábor is the second largest South Bohemian town with more than 35 000 residents, and it has become an important transportation, economic, and cultural centre of the region. During the centuries, it has undergone many constructional transformations, but it has kept its medieval nature until now, and because of that, its historical downtown was proclaimed a landmark preservation area. Visitors of the Old Town can take delight in romantic alleys or the facades of houses of burgesses, or visit the Hussite museum with its underground corridors, Kotnov Tower

Tábor town

Klokoty

The pilgrimage church of Klokoty is situated on the hill above a meander of the Lužnice River. Its foundation stone was laid around 1700 and replaced the former Gothic-style chapel and its building took nearly thirty years requiring support from wealthy mercenaries from important aristocratic families and merchants.

The pilgrimage church of Klokoty

Pacov

Pacov town

Choustník

This mighty castle was founded in the mid-13th century and only ruins of walls and two towers have remained of it. The ruins boast an unusual layout (it is a rare example of a double castle). The castle was owned by the Rožmberks from 1355 till 1597 when Petr Vok sold it; in 1614 the castle was abandoned.

Choustník – castle ruins with a lookout tower

Kámen

Kámen – castle

Kozí hrádek

Amid large forests above the charming valley of Kozský Brook, there are the ruins of a small castle known as Kozí Hrádek, first mentioned in sources in 1377. In the middle there used to be a large residential tower encircled with wooden barriers, a moat and a bulwark. Master Jan Hus, a great reformer of the Catholic Church, found refuge in the castle after his departure from Prague in 1413-1414 and wrote some of his masterpieces there.

Kozí hrádek – castle ruins

Borotín

The ruins of a medieval stronghold called Starý Zámek are situated northwest of Tábor in the direction of Sedlec. Its history reaches back to the 14th century.

In 1434 the castle was unsuccessfully besieged by Prokop Holý´s troops; in the early 17th century the castle was plundered by the imperial army and never repaired afterwards.

Borotín – castle ruins

Obrataňka

Jindřichův Hradec Narrow-gauge Railway

Obrataňka – Jindřichův Hradec Narrow-gauge Railway

Červená Lhota

The existence of an original fortress on the site of today's castle is assumed from sometime around the middle of the 14th century.  The first written source is an entry into the land records from 1465. Castle was rebuilt in Neorenaissance style with the assistance of architect Humbert Walcher of Moltheim in 1902-1910.

Červená Lhota – chateau