Blaník

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Blaník
Highest point
Elevation638 m (2,093 ft)
Coordinates49°38′32″N 14°52′22″E / 49.64222°N 14.87278°E / 49.64222; 14.87278Coordinates: 49°38′32″N 14°52′22″E / 49.64222°N 14.87278°E / 49.64222; 14.87278
Geography
LocationCzech Republic
Parent rangeMladovožická pahorkatina
Blaník observation tower
Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene
Blaník knights set off from the mountain (Věnceslav Černý, 1898)

Blaník (Czech: [blaɲiːk]) is a mountain in the Czech Republic near Louňovice pod Blaníkem. The hill and surrounding area is a nature reservation. The Blaník massif consists of two forested rocky hills, Great Blaník (638 m) and Small Blaník (580 m).

Popular culture[edit]

Alois Jirásek portrayed the Blaník legend in his Ancient Bohemian Legends.

The last movement of Smetana’s Ma Vlast is called Blanik.

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