Things to see and do
Welcome to the city of beer - Pilsen
The view from the country’s highest church tower at St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral is simply fantastic, offering a panorama that sweeps across one of Europe’s largest public squares, the renaissance city hall and the late-gothic water tower. The moorish-romanesque Great Synagogue is the second-largest synagogue in Europe and the third-largest in the world. Worth seeing is the West Bohemian Museum, West Bohemian Art Gallery and the J.K. Tyl Theatre.
Beer has been brewed in Pilsen since the city’s foundation and the first light, bottom-fermented lager beer was brewed here in 1842, becoming a registered world famous trademark “Pilsner Urquell” in 1898.
Tips for trips in our surroundings
Pilsen surroundings offer a lot of charming castles, nice countryside, historical monuments of South and Northern Pilsen. While visiting Pilsen you can follow the footsteps of Jewish culture or explore other interesting venues in region.
- Kozel Chateau is a classic hunting lodge built in the late 18th century.
- Manĕtín Chateau was built after a devastating fire in 1712. The building was designed by Thomas Hafenecker.
- The Monastery in Plasy: The first Cistercian Monastery in Bohemia founded by a ruler – Duke Vladislaus II in 1144.
- Mariánská Týnice Museum and Gallery: Regional museum situated on the former Cistercian pilgrimage site 40 km north of Pilsen.