A home of pilsner, Pilsen is much more than the beer it has brought into existence. It is a city of splendid architecture, vibrant cultural scene and mouthwatering gastronomy. Taking its beginnings in medieval times, it has been a regional royal powerhouse ever since. Be awe-inspired by the colorful merchant houses on the main Republic square, explore the late 13th century Gothic St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral and climb all 102 meters of its tower (the highest in the country). The city also boasts the second-largest synagogue in Europe, the Great Synagogue, a Moorish Revival masterpiece. Also, no visit to Pilsen is full without visiting the Pilsner Urquell Brewery Museum.