Mladá Boleslav – a town of cars

The square in Mlada Boleslav Tthe unique former Hussite Chapel If you already saw everything you wanted to see in Prague and you also visited such Czech turistic highlights as Kutna Hora or Cesky Krumlov, you may take a trip to Mlada Bolaslav. This city is not a typical place visited by many foreign tourists. But it is close to Prague and a visit there gives you an option to see how it looks in other places in the Czech Republic, beside those very turisticaly popular ones.

You can get there easily by bus, either from the bus station situated by Metro station Florenc (both red and yellow line) or by Metro station Cerny most (red line). Travel time is around one hour. It is also possible to go by train, which takes a bit longer, but someone might find travelling by train more comfortable or romantic.

Mlada Boleslav is famous mostly as a town where popular Czech cars Skoda are made since 1895. Because of this fact is sometimes called as “a town of cars“. If you are into cars, then you can visit here the Skoda Car Museum (Skoda auto muzeum). There are exhibited both old and new types of cars, engines, photographs… there.

But in Mlada Boleslav, there are also other places of interest. For example renaissance city hall with a tower from which is nice view on the town or an old castle now used as a history museum. Then there is the unique former Hussite Chapel, built in renaissance style, now used for concerts and as an exhibition hall (half or the The interior of the Hussite Chapel permanent exhibition is dedicated to avant-garde Czech-Jewish painter and poet Frantisek Gellner, who was born in Mlada Boleslav, the other half is dedicated to Czech painter Ludek Malasek, who also lived in this town).

Those who are interested in modern architecture should take a look on some of Jiri Kroha´s work. This famous Czech architecture designed some constructivist buildings for Mlada Boleslav in interwar period. The dynamic building of technical school is the most interesting one of them.

And if you eventually get tired of all that cars, monuments and architecture, you can relax in a huge forest park called Stepanka, located very close to the city centre.

Sep 22, 21:14 (Filed under: Outside Prague )

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