The Křivoklát Castle is an attractive tourist destination; it was founded at the beginning of the 12th century by Prince Vladislav, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.Prague - Malá Strana, Vltava River, and Charles Bridge, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.Prague towards the northwest, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.The beauty of the countryside, known as Bohemian Paradise, has enchanted many artists, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.Český Šternberk Castle, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.Koněprusy Caves, the largest cave system in Bohemia, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.Mělník Chateau and tower of the Church of St. Peter and Paul as seen from the historic locks in Hořín, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
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Central Bohemia - Significant personalities

Blahoslav, Jan 1523–1571 Bishop of the Unity of Brethren, worked in Mladá Boleslav
Bouda, Cyril 1901–1984 painter, graphic artist, illustrator, born in Kladno
Brahe, Tycho 1546–1601 Danish astronomer working in Prague and Benátky nad Jizerou
Brandl, Petr Jan 1668–1735 Baroque painter, died in Kutná Hora
Brixi, František Xaver 1732–1771 organist, composer, studied in Kosmonosy/td>
Čech, Svatopluk 1846–1908 writer, born in Ostředek near Benešov
Dvořák, Antonín 1841–1904 composer, born in Nelahozeves
Frištenský, Gustav 1879–1957 legendary wrestler, born in Křečhoř near Kolín
of Heslov, Dačický Mikuláš 1555–1626 poet, born and died in Kutná Hora
Hrozný, Bedřich 1879–1952 orientalist, deciphered the ancient Hittite script, lived in Kolín
Jágr, Jaromír born 1972 native of Hnidousy near Kladno, the most famous Czech hockey player of all time
of Jenštejn, Jan 1347–1400 Archbishop of Prague
Kaňka, František Maxmilián 1674–1766 architect, author of a number of Prague palaces
Kmoch, František 1848–1912 composer and band leader
Kolář, Jiří 1914–2002 poet, artist, spent his youth in Kladno
Orten, Jiří 1919–1941 poet, originally from Kutná Hora
Palach, Jan 1948–1969 student who commited self-immolation to protest the occupation of Czechoslovakia
Preisler, Jan 1872–1918 painter, graphic artist, illustrator, worked in the Beroun are
St. Procopius +1053 first Abbot of the Sázava Monastery, canonized in 1204
Rejsek, Matyáš ca. 1445–1506 builder, mason, died in Kutná Hora
Seifert, Jaroslav 1901–1986 poet, Nobel laureate, close relationship to Kralupy n. Vl.
Smetana, Bedřich 1824–1884 composer, worked in Benátky n. Jizerou and in Obříství (Mělník district)
Talich, Jan 1883–1961 conductor, lived in Beroun
Vella, Jan 1906–1945 pilot, member of the 311th squadron of the RAF, born in Kladno
of Vlašim, Jan Očko +1380 Archbishop of Prague and first Czech to be named a Cardinal