Litomerice (Czech Republic)

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01:07 27 Apr 2018

50.53602 N, 14.12952 E

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Litomerice is a town at the junction of rivers Elbe and Ohre (Eger) in the north part of Czech Republic, 64 km (40 miles) northwest of Prague. The area within Usti nad Labem Region is named Garden of Bohemia due to mild weather conditions that are quite important for growing fruits and grapes. Plenty of pensioners chose it over Empire's more southern areas during the time of Austro-Hungarian Empire. Litomerice's area is 17.99 km2 (6.95 sq mi), and its population is around 24,100 (2015).

Litomerice is the seat of Roman Catholic Diocese of Litomerice (part of Archdiocese of Prague), which is the 4th oldest, as well as the 3rd still existing, Catholic diocese on today's Czech territory.

Several are the main sights already visible while approaching Litomerice. St.Stephen's cathedral at Dome Square was built at the place of Roman basilica in 1664–1668. The interior is nearly completely authentic with main and 6-side altars and many original paintings. Next to the dome is bishop's residence created by Giulio Broggio in 1683–1701. On the main square there is the All-Saints Church. Within distance is another masterpiece constructed by the son of Giulio Broggio, Octavio, the Annunciation (Lady Day) Church. The old town hall (a city museum today) and Black Eagle House on the main square are other sights worthy a look. The symbol of Litomerice is a chalice, since city's watchout tower on Town Hall features this shape.

There are many cellars connected by extensive web of underground ways under the city. In some places these cellars were built in 3 floors. The ways are about 3 kilometers (1.9 ml) long and belong to one of the longest in Czech Republic. Unfortunately, just 336 m (1,102 ft) of the underground ways are open to public. 

When entering Litomerice, tourists can notice the ancient town wall. The original wall was built in Gothic style. The Northern Bohemian Gallery of Creative Arts is based close to the main square. It features an extensive collection spanning from 13th century to contemporary art with a wealth of other exhibitions during the year.

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