Holašovice

Holašovice is a village situated in the South Bohemia, 16 kilometres west of České Budějovice. A unique set of buildings constructed in the South Bohemian folk baroque style in 1870s was designated a village heritage reservation in 1995 and it was included into the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 1998.

The village is formed by 23 listed imposing farmhouses consisting of 120 buildings including barns, cowsheds, granaries, gateways and various fencing. The farmhouses are set around a rectangular village green sized 210 x 70 metres. There is almost a completely conserved medieval system of buildings sequenced by gable facades of residential buildings and granaries, connected by walls and arched entrances to the area of the village green. This settlement together with the preserved stucco décor of the folk baroque style gives this place a very unique atmosphere and expression. A visitor is taken into the world of a village settlement as it was formed during a complicated constructional and creative development in the second half of the 19th century.


Published on: 28/09/2017  -  Filed under: History