Informační centrum města Písku
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The town is characterized by many a deep rooted attribute: "the Prácheň region metropolis", "the town on the gold-bearing Otava river", or "the town of the Silver Wind". The history of the third largest South Bohemian town is very rich. Písek is mentioned first in the deed of the King Wenceslas I issued in 1243. Also, subsequent Czech rulers paid great attention to Písek. The town was built with real magnanimity, chiefly under the King Přemysl Otakar II. The second oldest bridge in Central Europe, the main historical point of interest of Písek dates back to these times. Worth the mention is also the Deanery Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, whose tower is a dominant feature of the town.