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Inner Town District in Český Krumlov

Inner Town with older town district Latrán makes together historical heart of Český Krumlov.

Horní Street

Horní Street has been one of the most important thoroughfares in the town since the Middle Ages. It goes up from the square towards the place where the Upper Gate stood until 1839. Behind the gate it was connected to the road leading to České Budějovice and Kaplice. From Horní Street you come to St. Vitus’ Church and there are a number of other important buildings along it.


 


Horní 154
The extensive building with a spacious courtyard comes from 1586 - 88, when Wilhelm of Rosenberg had it built as a college for the Jesuits in Český Krumlov. This typical Renaissance construction was... more
Horní 159
In 1520 the Rosenberg Chancellor Václav of Rovné had this house built for the needs of chaplains from St. Vitus’ Church. The Chaplain’s House (Kaplanka) is built in the late Gothic style with... more
Horní 156
The Roman Catholic St. Vitus' Church in Český Krumlov is, after the castle, the second architectural landmark of the town. The church was built on the site of an older building, by the parson of... more
 
The quadrangular shape, the distribution of houses on its side and the way it empties into the streets basically contours the state of the time of the foundation of the town in the Middle Ages. The façades and interiors of houses, however, bear traces of the centuries’... more
 
The name „Na Louži“, i.e. „at the puddle“ first comes up at the beginning of the 16th century. This name may have been derived from the fact that rainwater from the higher located square collected here, and the nearby Vltava River caused frequent floods. These days... more
Horní 155
The building served as the seat of Krumlov church dignitaries - prelates in the past. It was originally Gothic and was gradually remodelled. The present-day street façade adorned with sgraffiti is the... more
Horní 152
The building was constructed in the early Baroque style on the site of six medieval houses in the years 1650 - 1652 to serve for the purposes of the Jesuit Seminary. It was remodelled around 1750. After... more
 
Široká, i.e. „broad“ Street, is indeed the broadest street in Český Krumlov. The name has been in use since the 18th century. Due to the space it provides it has served as the location of markets since the Middle Ages until today. Široká Street, house No. 74... more
Dlouhá 32
One of the most remarkable buildings in the historical centre. The complicated development of its architectural and artistic decoration, which was discovered in detail during the reconstruction in 1997,... more