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Hradec Králové

Published: 10.3.2008
The town of Hradec Králové is situated on confluence of Elbe and Orlice rivers. It is a status town in Eastern Bohemia in Hradec Králové Region. The town is cultural and tourist centre of region with more than 95000 inhabitants.

The town is placed not far distant from Orlické Mountains . It is a seat of Episcopate of Hradec Králové Diocese. The middle of historical nucleus is Velké náměstí (Great Square) with Cathedral of Holy Spirit, White Tower and Town Hall. Except of this, you find here Bishop´s residence, Baroque church of Virgin Mary and former Jesuits´colledge. Except of historical monuments, the town is well-known with its modern buildings.

Large SquareChurch of the Divine Heart of JesusSmall Square

For tourists, it is very interesting Botanical garden of medicinal herbs, Giant aquarium, aquacentre, protected area of Orlice-river and forests surrounding the town. You find in town  also several theatres, cinemas, philharmony, Museum of Eastern Bohemia. Several festivals are regularly taken place each year in the town (Techfilm, Hip Hop Camp, Febiofest, etc.) In town, there is placed military airport, used especially by private persons. There are plans for its extention for civic airport, and, successively to an international airport .

White Tower  Stairs Bono Publico  Cathedral of the Holy Spirit  Museum of East Bohemia

 In town, there are operating 36 lines of public transport. Hradec Králové is an university town , you find here Hradec Králové University as well as cathedras of Charles University. Lovers of sports activities find also their points of interest (Sports stadium in Malšovice, ČEZ ice-hockey stadium, Aquacentre, Sports Hall Třebeš, swimming pool and Sokol). 

 

Text: Markéta Řandová

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Prazak, č.2, č.3, č.4,č.5, č.6, č.7, č.8 

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