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  View from St. Bartholomew's towards the synagogue
by King_Golo

The Gothic church of St. Bartholomew's, built in the late 13th century but changed several times in later years is the centre of the centre of the centre, so to speak - it's located in the middle of Namesti Republiky which again makes out the centre of the old town which again is situated in central Plzen. While the church's interior is not without charme (but unfortunately off-limits during the day), the best thing to do is climbing up the spire. From up there, you have a marvellous look on Plzen and its surroundings. You can see the old town, a little further away the famous brewery and the giant Skoda factory, and in the vicinity of the town the hills of Bohemia. It may be good to have a local with you who can show you what is where as there are no plaques or such.
The entrance to the spire is the little door next to the main entrance of the church. Be prepared to climb quite some steps and mind your head as the ceiling is low in many areas of the climb.
Entrance fee: 20Kc for students, slightly more for non-students.

Address: Namesti Republiky 35
Directions: the centre of the centre of the centre :)
othercontact: fax: 377 321 917
Phone: 377 223 112

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  • Written May 19, 2007
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