September 9-17: Czech Museums, Castles, Churches to be Open for Free
In the second week of September (9-17th) European Heritage Days (EHD) will be held in the Czech Republic. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to visit interesting sights that are otherwise inaccessible!
European Heritage Days’ goal is to make the most interesting monuments of all kinds available to the general public, i.e. architectural, archaeological, sacral, technical, as well as museums, galleries and libraries and even other areas in which incredibly extensive collections of movable cultural heritage are kept.
In the context of the European Heritage Days various accompanying events – lectures, concerts, town festivals, as well as competitions and other cultural programs are held.
This year’s theme is “Living heritage”: it refers to the practices, knowledge and skills that have been passed from one generation to the next, and are still in use today.
This theme provides the opportunity for us to take a closer look at the work being done by the custodians of our heritage. It will examine how yesterday’s heritage has become today’s, and how this heritage can, thanks to people who pass on their knowledge, be safeguarded for future generations.
In buildings that are usually accessible to the public and where admission is charged, special programs shall be offered during these days (such as special guided tours, concerts, exhibitions, etc.).
Dozens of cities and municipalities are preparing composed programs for their citizens and tourists.
At the moment, 400 buildings protected by the state have joined the event (the number of participants continues to grow, usually it reaches 1000).
Two-thirds of them will be open for free. You can visit not only castles, palaces, churches, monasteries, museums, theaters, ancient houses, and gardens, but also industrial buildings: factories, mills, breweries, craft workshops.
Find out more: historickasidla.cz
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