What to do and see in Pilsen, Czech Republic: The Best Places and Tips

February 17, 2018 Dorsey Hagwood

Discover the best top things to do in Pilsen, Czech Republic including Zoo Plzen, St Bartholomew's Cathedral, Great Synagogue, Techmania Science Center, Plzen Historical Underground, Brewery Museum in Pilsen, Republic Square (Namesti Republiky), Renaissance Town Hall, The Plague Column, George Patton Memorial Museum.
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1. Zoo Plzen

Pod Vinicemi 928/9, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic +420 378 031 119
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 273 reviews

Zoo Plzen

Reviewed By Gregory D - New Lambton

As said in previous reviews, my wifecandcI love zoos. This zoo, Plzen Zoo was the third this trip. Initial,reaction was not favourable until we followed the zoo map more carefully and discovered what a wonderful place it is. An amazing collection of so many different species. Huge enclosures- the brown bear enclosure was 10 times larger than any similar we have seen. Lots of endangered species,,and an obviously successful breeding program for many species. Apart from big ticket species like lions, rhinos etc, this zoo has an amazing collection of small rodent, mongoose and lemur species. And fabulous exotic birds. Altogether a great experience for zoo lovers. And it is also the Botanic Gardens, so lots of wonderful flora.

2. St Bartholomew's Cathedral

Namesti Republiky 234/35, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic +420 377 223 112
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 433 reviews

St Bartholomew's Cathedral

Reviewed By bandit153 - St. Pete Beach, Florida

Walk the streets of Pilsen with a tour, beautiful place. Not handicap or elderly friendly. The streets are your typical stone and can be difficult. All this said, the sites are spectacular. The Cathedral is amazing and worth the photo opp. Only observed it from the outside but enjoy the beauty and history of it. Worth the time.

3. Great Synagogue

Sady PEtatricatniku 35/11, Pilsen 301 24, Czech Republic +420 377 235 749
Excellent
50%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 242 reviews

Great Synagogue

Reviewed By Gregory D - New Lambton

This huge, very impressive building, although still undergoing restoration, is a wonderful insight into the pre-WW2 Jewish population of Pilsen. Sweeping interior vistas, beautifully decorated, it is a must see if you are interested in the faith of Jewish people in Pilsen. And we were lucky enough to visit when there was a brilliant exhibition of Czecn press photos 1995- 2005. A great bonus. The synogogue is a beautiful building,,a short walk from St Bartholomew's Cathedral, and a good counterpoint to it.

4. Techmania Science Center

Borska | Brenkova, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic +420 604 224 660
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 115 reviews

Techmania Science Center

Reviewed By leebarrington - Worcester, United Kingdom

We spent the day here and barely had time to do everything. A wonderful imaginative place, with a Planetarium and many interactive activities for all ages. Plan for 2 days as you'll want to come back.

5. Plzen Historical Underground

Veleslavinova 58/6, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic +420 377 224 955
Excellent
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Good
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4 based on 254 reviews

Plzen Historical Underground

Visit Pilsen Historical Underground - a labyrinth of passageways, cellars and wells, the building of which began as early as in the 14th century and which have been an integral part of the city's past and present. Come and feel life down underground and unveil the secrets of its authentic niches and nooks. Tasting of the Master beer (for persons older than 18 only) is a part of the tour. Souvenirs can be purchased for you and your family and friends from the Gift Shop.Entrance from the Brewery Museum at Veleslavinova 6.

Reviewed By elsker_a_rejser - Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

You learn about how people used this underground to keep their food refrigerated and get to see some old things found there (table ware, potery, tools, etc) For kids is a little bit boring. Some areas of the underground has the ceiling very low so you have to watch your head! Even if you have a security helmet on. Overall good walk and interesting to see.

6. Brewery Museum in Pilsen

Veleslavinova 58/6, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic +420 377 224 955
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 264 reviews

Brewery Museum in Pilsen

If you want to learn everything there is to know about beer, come and visit the Brewery Museum in Pilsen. It is located in the Pilsen centre in a 15th-century building with an original license to brew beer, which breathes the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. The Museum tells the story of the production, serving and drinking of beer from antiquity to the present time. Visitors aged 18 and older can look forward to tasting Pilsner Urquell beer there. On your visit to the Brewery Museum, pop in the Na Parkanu taproom, with its unique atmosphere of the 1930s. Go back in time and enjoy remarkable unfiltered Pilsner Urquell beer.

Reviewed By DarylJ552 - Carlsbad, California

We took the self-guided tour of the museum with English Audio guides. There were lots of displays, pictures and pieces of machinery used in the brewing process. Before 1842 there were lots of Breweries in Pilsen and the quality of the beer was very inconsistent so the best brewers got together and started the Urquell brand. The beer was good and very popular and they say it is still made the same way as in 1842.

7. Republic Square (Namesti Republiky)

Pilsen, Czech Republic
Excellent
43%
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45%
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

Republic Square (Namesti Republiky)

Reviewed By Jason B - Wiesbaden, Germany

This is the main and historic center of Pilsen. You can see the Cathedral and Synagogue, walk the parks, and enjoy the many wonderful restaurants. I do not need to review it because if you are in Pilsen, you are already here!

8. Renaissance Town Hall

Republiky 1, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Excellent
66%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Renaissance Town Hall

Reviewed By vaclean - Cambridge, Massachusetts

It's an extremely nice town hall, and we enjoyed from the benches at the side of the Cathedral. Great!

9. The Plague Column

Square of the Republic, Pilsen 30100, Czech Republic
Excellent
48%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

The Plague Column

Reviewed By Ted B - Manchester, United Kingdom

The Square is enchanting.This memorial stands proud.So much to see in the square.Most towns do have a plague column.

10. George Patton Memorial Museum

KD Peklo, Pobrezni 10, Pilsen 301 17, Czech Republic +420 377 320 414
Excellent
56%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

George Patton Memorial Museum

Great hidden gem near downtown. Would like to post a review once it is listed.Thanks.

Reviewed By Gregory D - New Lambton

A fascinating museum, full of so many interesting WWII artefacts and very well put together information about the liberation of Western Bohemia and Plzen by the US Army in 1945. Lots of detailed accounts of the combat undertaken by the various different US divisions. Also how the Communists tried to rewrite history and give the Soviet army credit for the liberation. I am a WWII history buff- my wife isn't, but she also found this museum to be interesting and informative. Well done - a must see for anyone interested in WW2.

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