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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

month day hour
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 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 h

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.