Velvary (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvɛlvarɪ]) is a small town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is located 25 km northwest of Prague and has a population of 2,936 (2006). The town, first mentioned in 1282, was for centuries an important stop on the way from Prague to Saxony.
The major sights of the spacious King Vladislav Square include a Baroque plague column (1716-1719), a Baroque town hall (1717) and the Gothic St Catherine church with murals from the 15th century. The Renaissance Prague Gate (1580) is the last preserved of three town gates. There is also a valuable Renaissance St George church (1613 - 1616) with a churchyard.
- Jan Antonín Koželuh - composer
- Leopold Koželuh - composer
- Václav Klement - automotive pioneer
- Ferdinad Stiebitz - philologist
- (Czech) Official website
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Velvary.|