Příbram and a pilgrimage site at Svatá Hora (Holy mountain)

Příbram is worth a visit not only due to the unique open-air mining museum in Březové Hory (described above), but also due to the pilgrimage site on a hill above the town known as Svatá Hora (Holy Mountain). You can reach the top of the mountain by climbing the 450-metre long covered stairs, which start directly in the centre of the town. The current design of the stairs was shaped by K I Dienzenhofer in 1727 and 1728. On the top of the mountain, you will find a complex of buildings dominated by the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Svatá Mountain. The complex was designed by Carl Lurago and P. Benjamin Šlajer and was built between 1658 and 1675. This priceless Baroque building from the 17th century was decorated by the world-famous sculptor J. Brokoff, the painter P. Brandl and others. The site is a Marian pilgrimage site well known in Europe. It has been dominating the town for over 300 years.

Route and transport to the site

Walking:

This site is not suitable for a hike from Slapy, due to its remoteness.

Cycling:

This site is not suitable for cycling from Slapy, due to its remoteness.

By car (approx. 38 km):

Golf Slapy - Buš - Nový Knín - Dobříš - Příbram. You can park your car directly on Svatá Hora. However, I recommend that you leave it in one of the guarded parking lots in the town. On your way to Svatá Hora, you can visit the centre of Příbram and then climb the covered stairs leading from there to the mountain. The trip is recommendable for everyone; you just need to pick the route suiting your abilities.

GPS coordinates

www.mapy.cz - 49°41'6.351"N, 14°1'5.654"E (Svatá hora)

Map

Map No. 38 / C1, KČT (Czech Tourist Club) series

To view the route in more detail, open the file in a new window.

Info:

Svatá Hora - www.svata-hora.cz

Příbram - www.pribram-city.cz