Tábor is a town of 37 thousand people, but it feels much smaller because its
historical center is very condensed and can easily be covered
is a nice stop if you are traveling in Southern Bohemia or
are passing by and have a few hours to spare.
has an eventful past, linked to the religious Hussite wars of the
15th century. It was founded as
a bastion by Jan Žižka, army-leader
of the Hussites, in 1420. Reminders of these turbulent
can be found in street names, monuments, the ever-present symbol
of the chalice, and in the Hussite Museum that is housed
inside the Town Hall.
Tábor's Old Town is
is a pleasure
to stroll along its
houses that are decorated with a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance,
Baroque and other elements. We
recommend starting at the picturesque Jan Žižka Square where
you can visit the Information Center, and then choosing any of
the streets that lead from the square in all directions.
Before you head out
of town, you can stop for a coffee and cake in one of the many
cafés on the square
or in one of the nearby streets.
Tábor sister city: Orinda, California