Písek boasts its historic tradition dating back to 1243 and will celebrate its 777th anniversary in 2020. The town is an important center of culture, education and tourism. Its historic center was declared an urban conservation area in 1990. There are 48 cultural monuments on the territory of this area of 131 ha.
Investments in the revitalization of the historic core in recent decades have brought a number of improvements to the town's landmarks. The town of Písek also implemented a gradual renovation of the historical district of the town – a promenade route below the Písek town walls around the Municipal Power Station, the moat, the Bakaláře area and the adjacent Komenského street, Palackého sady and Fügnerovo square.