Jindřichův Hradec is a historic town in Moravia, surrounded by gently rolling hills. There is one of the largest Czech castles and several interesting museums here.
The city is situated on the Nežárka river and the Vajgar pond. Thanks to this, it is surrounded on three sides by water. The old town and Jindřichův Hradec Castle, which are reflected in the pond waters, are especially beautiful in this setting. The building was erected in the 13th century by the Vitkovci family. Initially, it was a defensive fortress, which was rebuilt into a Renaissance residence in the 16th century.
In the vicinity of the castle, there is the old town with the remains of the defensive walls and a large market square with the 18th-century Holy Trinity Monument. It is a column in thanks for the end of the plague ravaging the area. There is also the Old Town Hall in the square, which now houses a gallery. In the Old Town there is also the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Church of St. John the Baptist. The Castle Mill and the Castle Brewery are valuable monuments of technology. In turn, in the former Jesuit monastery, you can see Kýzove Jasełka, one of the largest movable nativity scenes in the world.
The attractions of Jindřichův Hradec also include museums, including the Museum of Photography and Modern Media, which showcases works by Czech contemporary photographers, and the House of Tapestries, Cultural Traditions and Crafts, which showcases handicrafts from local manufacturers. On the other hand, at the Jindřichův Hradec Museum, you can learn about the history of the city and its culture.