Písek is a bit of a surprise. It used to be that people came for one thing: Písek's 700-year-old Gothic bridge peopled with baroque statues. But a recent infusion of European Union funds has introduced some beautiful upgrades. The former mill and power station is now a museum dedicated to electricity, and a former malt house is a cultural house and art museum. There’s a promenade that runs along the river beside the old city wall, and the square around the church is nothing short of lovely. They’ve changed the former Gothic moat into a tiny park, and even the city museum displays some interesting finds.


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