12 August | Wednesday 3:00pm – 10:00pm
BAROQUE CELEBRATIONS / THE LANDSCAPE, THE TOWN AND THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE SNOW IN ROKYCANY
Guided tours around the town and the Baroque Chapel of the Assumption of Virgin Mary on Vršíček. 7:00pm a concert in the church – Prague Baroque Ensemble. Further evening programme at Spilka.
The city of Rokycany is one of the old Bohemian towns which were first mentioned in 1110 in the Chronicle of Bohemians by Cosmas of Prague. By the end of the 14th century, it was already mentioned as a town with many privileges. At the time, Rokycany had city ramparts. The town was conquered by Žižka's troops on 12 February 1421. After the end of the Hussite Wars, Rokycany had several feudal keepers until 1498 when it was redeemed by King Vladislav II who attached it to the royal court. The town was promoted to the status of royal town by Rudolph II in 1584. The town's centre with the Church of Our Lady of the Snow from the 14th century, the Baroque town hall from the early 19th century and a Marian column from the 18th century have been listed as a cultural heritage site.
Visitors can walk through the city during the day, and take part in afternoon guided tours and the tour of the Baroque Chapel of the Assumption of Virgin Mary on Vršíček (transport by bus). The main programme will offer the Prague Baroque Ensemble, a company of historical dance called Campanello and the local group Rokytka. You can taste a Baroque menu at Na Střelnici restaurant.
3:00pm and 5:00pm bus departures to Vršíček, tour of the Baroque Chapel of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and guided tours through the city centre.
7:00pm a concert in the Church of Our Lady of the Snow – Prague Baroque Ensemble
8:45pm Spilka – the historical dance company Campanello and the folklore group Rokytka