the web pages of Stara Boleslav, one of the oldest pilgrimage
places in the Czech republic, which is situated about 20 km
northeast from Prague.
Boleslav played an important role in the beginning of the
Premyslid state. There are two famous pilgrimage churches –
Basilica of Saint Wenceslas and the Church of Ascension of
Boleslav got famous by an important historical event –
prince Wenceslas, one of the most important sovereigns in our
history, was assassinated by his own brother Boleslav in 929
there. And therefore the basilica was built on the same place
where Wenceslas died. Prince was later cannonized and
proclaimed a saint patron of Bohemia and a symbol of the Czech
Bloeslav is also well known for the bronze relief of the
Virgin Mary with her child Jesus, Palladium of the Bohemian
The legend says that local farmer found this relief in 1160
and it was said to have a miraculaous power.
According to the legend Saint Ludmila, Saint Wenceslas´
grandmother, gained it from Saint Metod and prince Wenceslas
inherited it. After his assassination one of his friends
blessed Podiven to take it and hide it as the enemies of Saint
Wenceslas could not get it. Unfortunately Podiven was murdered
baroque church was built on the same place in 17th century and
it is situated near basilica.
of Saint Kliment, which is situated next to basilica of St.
Wenceslas, belongs to the oldest romantic buildings in the
Czech Republic. It was built in about 11th century and
decorated in 12th century.
and see beautiful, historical and pilgrimate city of Stara
Boleslav and feel its nonrecurring atmosphere.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need
• a city guide - please call +420 603 814 120
order a mass service in advance
to provide carter in one of our restaurants +420 603 430 892
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Stara Boleslav
during all year.