Litomerice Tourist Attractions
Once one of the richest towns in Bohemia, Litomerice has a long history dating back to the 9th Century. Originally just a Slav fortress, the town prospered with the coming of German merchants who set up in Litomerice. During the Thirty Years War the town suffered much damage and much of the architecture present in Litomerice today is from the reconstruction that followed the war.The main square, (Mirove namesti) is where visitors will find some of the towns most interesting architecture, representing a variety of time periods. Other attractions include the 14th Century castle, the Church of St Wenceslas (kostel sv Vaclava) and the 11th Century St Stephen's Cathedral.Just a short distance outside of Litmoerice is the summer retreat of Ferdinand V, built by Broggio in 1720.
On the Main Square (Mirove namesti) in Litomerice, visitors will find a variety of architectural styles. The Gothic Church of All Saints (Kostel Vsech svatych), easily recognizeable by the white medieval tower, was reconstructed by Broggio. The Old Town Hall (Staromestske radnice) is a mix of Gothic and Renaissance styles. Also located on the main square are the unique House at the Chalice (Dum U Kalicha) built in 1537, and the House at the Black Eagle (Dum U cerneho orla), notable for the sgraffiti which adorns the walls. It is actually the mixture of architectural styles in this one area that makes the square so impressive. Just west of the square is the North Bohemia Fine Arts Gallery (Severoceska galerie vytvarneho umeni) built in the late 19th Century.