Tower of the Deanery Church
The big tower of the Dean's Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Písek at Bakaláře, a total of 72 m in height, was built in 1489 as a municipal watchtower. At a height of 42 metres, there was a guard’s flat. In 1555 the tower was damaged by fire. The characteristic image of it was supplemented by 4 clock faces with inverted hands after the mid-19th century. You can climb to the gallery by a comfortable a 210-step wooden staircase. As you ascend, you will also see four modern bells with a total weight of 3.3 tons.
Terms of visits
|XI-II||Sat (except public holidays)||13, 14, 15 h|
|III-V, IX-X||Sat, Sun, public holidays||13, 14, 15 h|
|VI||daily except Mon||13, 14, 15, 16 h|
|VII-VIII||daily except Mon||13, 14, 15, 16, 17 h|
|VII||Sat||21 h (torches recommended)|
|VIII||Sat||20 h (torches recommended)|
Due to limited number of participants in one tour we recommend previous reservation (available also on-line) of the tower visit. Visit for groups of min. 5 and max. 15 people on other terms can be also arranged on request, please contact the Tourist information centre Písek.
Entrance fee – voluntary.