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21 Jul 2018
“Out of nowhere ”
18 Feb 2017
“Sv. Jan pod Skalou - harder to climb but beautiful view”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Svaty Jan pod Skalou 1, Svaty Petr 266 01, Czech Republic
+420 311 671 308
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This little village and church is in the middle of nowhere. It makes me wounder why they build it here. With that being said the place is amazing. The view from the top of the hill is impressive and worth the trip.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank johncS9706VI
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a place I visit several times per year. To climb to the hill is little bit harder but the view worths it! The top place is a peak of the rock. Watch your step, children or dog but the experience is really great....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Spotter S
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is really hidden treasure, just about 30 kms from Prague. The best way to go there is by train (my opinion and i do not have car), then you have to walk cca 5 kms, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Czech Karst (Cesky...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank martinmadera
Reviewed 22 August 2016

If You like to see somethong other nearby Prague, visit Svatý jan pod Skalou (St.John below the Rock. The best way is from the Zličín Underground station (Yellow line) and buy ticket directly to St.John or to Loděnice and there is an touristic path through...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Mike L
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Svatý Jan pod Skalou (St. John under the Cliff), a delightful village deep in the forest nearby famous Karlštejn Castle, is a true hidden gem of the Central Bohemian region. Its history dates back to the 9th century when, according to legend, the first Czech...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Terisssa
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This was the first hike I undertook in the Czech Republic and it was a great intro into hiking in the beautiful landscape of Bohemia. The caves under the church made for a great find. The hike up the mountain is definitely taxing for those...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank kyletysinger
Reviewed 24 February 2016

If you live in Prague or you are here for a longer time, you definitely must go for a morning/afternoon walk! The rock is really breathtaking and the view from up there worths a small journey.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank RadimKlimek
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This is a great place for a day trip or short piknik after work. If you feel like escape from hustle of Prague, you can get to Beroun by halfhourly train from main station, and from there, it is about one hour of decent walk....More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Thebeastandbeauty
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Hidden gem of Cesky Kras with history dating back to 9th century where allegedly eremite Ivan /later of St, Ivan/ faced John Baptist. Later place of local industry and spa, and unfortunately a komunist agant school after WW II. . . awesome landscape, mines, wood,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank BarkeeperForLife
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Svatý Jan pod Skalou is very small village in Central Bohemia, at about 30 kilometres out of Prague. The dominant of thus village is a big rock and Church of St. John the Baptist just under it. There is an ancient history about hermit Ivan....More

Date of experience: June 2014
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