Tabor is a city full of monuments, whose history is closely related to the Hussite movement. This atmospheric town is full of cobbled streets and standing tenement houses. For the Czechs, this is one of the symbolic places for the history of their country.
The beginnings of the city date back to the 13th century, when this center was called Hradiste. In the fifteenth century, the current name was given to him by radical Hussites under the leadership of Jan Żiżka from Trocnov, who took refuge here after escaping from Prague. It refers to the biblical Mount Tabor, on which the Transfiguration of Jesus took place.
The Hussites, who at that time won many victories in the fight against Catholics, fortified Tabor, and some of the fortifications have survived to this day. They include Kotnov Castle and the Bechyn Tower and fragments of the city walls.
The Old Town in Tabor has preserved its medieval layout. Its central part is Žižkovo Namesti, under which there are cellars and corridors, which can now be visited as part of the route Terrible underground Tabor. In the late Gothic town hall, which is one of the most important such buildings in the Czech Republic, is the Hussite Museum. There are also several interesting churches in the Old Town. The most important of them are the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the late Gothic church of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, the Benedictine monastery and the church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
But Tabor also offers attractions unrelated to history and religious wars. The ZOO Tabor, the largest zoo in southern Bohemia, operates here. The world of children is waiting for families with exhibitions about legends and fairy tales. You can also visit the Music Museum and the Chocolate and Marzipan Museum.