Leisure time


Renata Benešová, DiS
tel. :(+420) 378 035 006
e-mail: benesovarena@plzen.eu

Sports and sport facilities
  • Largest sports complexes: City sports complex in Štruncovy sady and Luční Street, City Sports Hall and City Swimming Pool in Slovany, City of Pilsen Winter Stadium (ČEZ Arena)
  • Publicly accessible sports facilities: Škodaland at Bory Dam (skate park, inline skating lanes, beach volleyball courts, synthetic courts, lake, mini-golf, children‘s playground, outdoor exercise machines), Škoda Sport Park (skate park, inline skating lanes, beach volleyball courts, rock climbing wall, rope course)
  • Other sports grounds: complex at Borský Park (indoor tennis courts, tennis and volleyball courts, synthetic handball court, inline skating lanes, mini-golf), covered horseback riding arena in Bory, Bory Speedway Stadium, České údolí Reservoir, Pilsen-Letkov Air Club sports airfield, Lobzy Shooting Range Stadium, Rabštejnská Shooting Range Complex, Radbuza embankment (boathouse), Toužimská Complex (cyclo-cross course), Large Bolevec Pond

Culture facilities
  • Professional theatres: Alfa Theatre, Josef Kajetán Tyl Theatre (Great Theatre, Chamber Theatre and Club Theatre)
  • Other theatres and troupes: C.K. Pluto Theatre, JoNáš Theatre, Jezírko Theatre Troupe, Špalíček Puppet Theatre Troupe, Dialog Theatre, “In the Booth” Puppet Theatre and others
  • Cinemas: Beseda Cinema, Cinema City and Cinestar multiplex cinemas
  • Museums: Brewery Museum, Diocese Museum, Museum of Ghosts and Fairy Tales, Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Patton Memorial Pilsen, Pilsen’s Historical Underground, Puppet Museum in Pilsen
  • Galleries and exhibition halls: City of Pilsen Gallery, gallery of the Union of Fine Artists in the Pilsen district, Gallery on the Stairs, Jiří Trnka Gallery, Ladislav Sutnar Gallery, “Little Palette” gallery of children’s artistic expression, West Bohemian Gallery and more
  • Libraries: City of Pilsen Library, Education and Research Library of the Pilsen Region, University Library of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Traditional cultural events
  • February: Smetana Days (multi-genre festival)
  • April: Apriliáda (start of the tourist season), Finále Pilsen (Czech film festival), Majáles (student “spring break” festivities)
  • May: Pilsen Liberation Festival (celebrating the liberation of the city by the US Army)
  • June: History Weekend (monster parade, historical performances), International Folklore Festival (folklore ensembles in the city centre)
  • August: On the Street (street festival of music and theatre), Pilsner Fest (anniversary of brewing Pilsner beer)
  • September: Cruise Through the 21st Century (crazy boat race), Theatre (international theatre festival), Science and Technology Days in Pilsen (street exhibition of technical exhibits), Ohýnky (fireworks competition)
  • October: Celebrations of the establishment of an independent Czechoslovak state (national independence celebrations), Jazz Without Borders (international festival)
  • November: Animánie (festival of animated film and related genres), International Gala Concert of Ballet Schools (amateur classical dance show)
  • December: Christmas Carolling (group singing of Christmas carols on the main square)

Urban monument and historical village reserves and zones
  • The historical centre of the city was declared an urban monument reserve in 1989 and features three national cultural landmarks: St Bartholomew’s Cathedral (since 1995), the Madonna of Pilsen – an argillaceous sandstone statue from the late 14th century (since 2006) and a rustic courtyard in Bolevec (since 2008)
  • Three historical village reserves: Pilsen-Božkov (chapel, rural houses and farmhouses), Pilsen-Černice and Pilsen-Koterov (rural farmhouses)
  • Six historical village zones: Pilsen-Bolevec (several rural farmhouses and wayside shrines), Pilsen-Bukovec, Pilsen-Červený Hrádek (chapel and rural farmhouse), Pilsen-Křimice (complex containing a chateau, former chateau brewery, farmyard and two statues), Pilsen-Radčice,Pilsen-Újezd (chapel, wayside shrine and farmyard)


City of Pilsen - official website

Josef Kajetán Tyl Theatre

Alfa Theatre

Museum of West Bohemia

Pilsen Ethnographic Museum

Brewery Museum

Diocesan museum

Aeroklub Plzeň - Letkov

Techmania science center

Academic Library in Pilsen

Municipal Library of Pilsen

French alliance

American center