Skály (Písek District)

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Skály
Municipality
Skyline of Skály
Flag of Skály
Flag
Coat of arms of Skály
Coat of arms
Skály is located in Czech Republic
Skály
Skály
Coordinates: 49°13′11″N 14°9′37″E / 49.21972°N 14.16028°E / 49.21972; 14.16028Coordinates: 49°13′11″N 14°9′37″E / 49.21972°N 14.16028°E / 49.21972; 14.16028
Country  Czech Republic
Region South Bohemian
District Písek
Area
 • Total 17.76 km2 (6.86 sq mi)
Elevation 387 m (1,270 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 273
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Postal code 398 11
Website http://www.skaly.net/

Skály is a village and municipality (obec) in Písek District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. The municipality covers an area of 17.76 square kilometres (6.86 sq mi), and has a population of 273 (as at 2008).

The village is situated in the southern part of the Písek District, approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) south of Písek, 36 km (22 mi) north-west of the region capital České Budějovice, and 99 km (62 mi) south of Prague. It lies on the railway no. 190 that connects two Czech towns of beer Plzeň and České Budějovice, the third and closest brewery of Protivín being some 5 kilometres (3 mi) to the northwest.

South Bohemian Folk or Rural Baroque style[edit]

There are quite a few vernacular buildings constructed in the South Bohemian Folk or Rural Baroque style in Skály, whose gable ends are facing a central village green, with a fish pond and a chapel. The buildings date from the 18th to 20th century, with most of them built in the second half of the 19th century. Therefore the village has been designated as a Czech heritage site.
The village lies in a fairly downy landscape, some 387 meters above the sea level, with a brook flowing along it on its way to the nearby Blanice river. There are plenty of fishponds in the area too.

Homestead in the "country baroque" style on the village common.

History[edit]

Chapel on the village common.

Skály is first mentioned in 1365,[1] when the Rosenbergs sold it. In 1397 a certain John from Skály is mentioned in another document. By the end of the 16th century the village belonged to the town of Písek. In 1800 Skály became the property of the prince of Schwarzenberg and it remained in the family hands until the land reform in 1923.

Budičovice[edit]

"Country baroque" style in Budičovice.

With Skály is affiliated a small village named Budičovice, first mentioned in 1399.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Almanach obce Skály-Budičovice, 2005, str. 8, ISBN 80-86566-29-3

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