Black Tower

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Black Tower information

Location
České Budějovice , Czech Republic
Address
U Černé věže 70/2
Telephone
+420 386 352 508
Prices
adult/concession 30/20Kč
Opening hours
10am-6pm daily Jun-Aug, Tue-Sun Apr, May, Sep & Oct
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The dominating, 72m Gothic-Renaissance Black Tower was built in 1553. Climb its 225 steps (yes, we counted them) for fine views. The tower's two bells ‒ the Marta (1723) and Budvar (1995; a gift from the brewery) ‒ are rung daily at noon.

Beside the tower is the Cathedral of St Nicholas (Katedrála sv Mikuláše), built as a church in the 13th century, rebuilt in 1649, then made a cathedral in 1784.