Clock Tower

This selective tour takes visitors to a building linked to a part of the old royal palace and on to Baroque granaries, the three-storey Gothic chapel of St. Wenceslas and St. Mary Magdalene, the tower and the clock machine.

The Baroque granary building combines several distinctive features intentionally interconnected by its architect Jean Baptist Mathey when it was built at the end of the 17th century. He incorporated parts of the medieval royal residence into the farm building, namely the Gothic royal chapel. This two-storey holy place became the centre of the building and two four-story granaries were adjoined at its sides. The tower rises above the chapel with six clocks and a clock machine, which still sets the daily rhythm in Plasy.

 

The tour includes a visit to all three parts of the Baroque granaries – the three-storey chapel of St. Wenceslas and St. Mary Magdalene, a four-storey granary and, finally, a slightly more physicall demanding climb up to the clock tower, which is a unique example of a manually-wound tower clocks. A visit to all these spaces is complemented by an explanation of the history of the building and modifications to it, interesting facts about the clock machine and the local Cistercian economy.

The sightseeing tour is led by a guide and presentation is usually in Czech. However, you can borrow texts with information in German, English or Russian.

Basic information

  • duration 30 minutes
  • max. 45 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 1.–29. 3. closed
30. 3.–30. 6. Sat–Sun 10.00–16.00
19. 4. Fri 10.00–16.00
22. 4. Mon 10.00–16.00
1. 7.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 9.00–17.00
1. 9.–31. 10. Sat–Sun 10.00–16.00
1. 11.–31. 12. closed

Admission

Tour in czech language

  • Adults 50 Kč
  • Children under the age of 6 free
  • Youths aged 6–18 40 Kč
  • Students aged 15-26 40 Kč
  • Retiree past 65 40 Kč
  • Family admission (max. 2 adults with 1-3 children at the age of under 15) 130 Kč

Admission out of opening hours

  • Tour in czech language - full 100 Kč
  • Tour in czech language - reduced 80 Kč

reservation needed for groups only