Prague Express – What to visit in the Czech Republic – Pilsen



Pilsen is the fourth biggest city in the Czech Republic, known primarily as a centre of industry and brewing.

In one part of the city vehicles and industrial machines are produced in Škoda factory, in the other part famous sorts of beer Prazdroj and Gambrinus are brewed. All over the world pale bottom-fermented lager is called Pilsner, for it originated in Pilsen. Pilsen is rightly seen as Czech “beer” capital – here one can visit Beer museum, go on a tour around Pilsner Urquell or Gambrinus breweries and take part in beer tasting, or visit the biggest Czech beerhouse (it is situated on the territory of Pilsner brewery).

But Pilsen is not only an industrial centre. The city has a rich and interesting history – firstly, it was established on a plain as a new town site in the 13th century about 10 km away from the original settlement (now known as Starý Plzenec), with a big central square and streets that intersected at right angles. In the centre of the city there still exists an elaborate underground system of tunnels, the length of which approximates 20 km. A part of Pilsner historical underground system is opened to the public.

Popular tourist attractions include old gothic St. Bartholomew's Cathedral - its observation deck offers a delightful view on the city; and the second largest synagogue in Europe - Moorish Revival Great Synagogue. If travelling with children, make sure you visit the zoo, botanical garden, dinopark, or puppet museum.

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