Photogallery: CZ: Plasy – The Museum of Civil Engineering
CZ: Plasy – The Museum of Civil Engineering
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In the preserved premises of the former brewery at the Plasy monastery, there was an exhibition on civil engineering that will take you from the foundations to the roof of the buildings in its historical development. The episode is divided into sections as well as the construction. You will get acquainted with building materials, their processing and utilization from the time of our ancestors to the present.
Text and photos: Monika Babická
In the west Czech Republic, an extraordinary city boasts with rich history, interesting tourist attractions, and cultural experience. The city is Plzen.
In the premises of the former monastery in Plasy which included a brewery, there the Civic Engineering exposition was founded. It focuses on the presentation of traditional building crafts and materials. It also includes the Building Craftsmanship, where you can find, for example, an authentic historical workshop of a tinsmith or lime kiln. Exposition in the oldest parts of Plasy monastery will guide you through the history of the building, from the Middle Ages to the present.
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Join us for a trip 50 kilometers from Plzen. It starts at Zihle village. In case you don't want to travel by car, take a train instead. Both express trains and passanger trains stop in this village. Zihle is one of the stop along the Plzen-Zatec line. Local train station is an important junction thanks to the Kralovice-Manetin bus line. Today, we shall see huge granite boulders of Dedek and Baba. These were created by wind erosion and disintegration of granite. One needs only little imagination to spot other fairy-tale boulders – granddaughter, whale, duck, hare...
Last week, we visited the European Capital of Culture for 2015 – Plzen. Today we continue in the tour of the city. We focus on experiences and events you shouldn’t miss.
In the last article, we saw the cathedral. Today we see the tower of the cathedral. With its 102,26 meters it is the highest cathedral belfry in the Czech Republic.
St Bartholomew cathedral on Pilsen's Republic square. In our last article I mentioned it yet I would love to introduce also the interior of the church to you.
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Near Pilsen, in the small town of Plasy, there is a cistercian monastery founded by Vladislav II. In 1421, however, the Hussites burned it down. The Baroque appearance of the monastery and adjacent buildings is the work of the architects Jan Blazej Santini-Aichel and Jean Baptist Mathey, who from 1661 to 1739 led the rebuilding works of the monastery to the form we may see today.
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