Dear visitors,

Let us inform you that till 15 June 2022  the tours of interior of St.Bartholomew´s Church are stopped, owing to ongoing construction work.

Substitute guided tours including St.Bartholomew´s exterior and Ossuary will take place on the hour except the noon. On account of lower visitor comfort, the admission is reduced by 50%.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

St. Bartholomew's Church today: closed
Interiors of historic buildings today: 9–12 13–17h
Outer bailey gardens today: 8–20h
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City Walls, Outer Bailey Gardens and Former Graveyard

Unique chill-out zone in the centre of the town. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the town in the green outer bailey park, in the rose garden or near the herb garden.


History

The area of present-day gardens is defined by the south-east part of the medieval town fotification from the second half of 13th century. The fortification consists of two wall stripes - the main fortification wall and the outer wall. The space between those, which was originally designed for the movement of defence and military technology, is called outer bailey and during the peace period it served as an orchard. The part of the Outer Bailey, in the are between former Kouřimská and Horská tower passing the neighbourhood of the St.Bartholomew´s church, was used as a parish garden. The most important reconstruction took place in the second half of 19th century, followed by modern reconstruction finished in 2020.