The second largest Czech Spa Mariánské Lázně is one of the most beautiful spa sites in Europe. Mariánské Lázně is a well-kept town with many monuments and is dominated by the cast-iron neo-Baroque colonnade with its Singing Fountain. When walking through the town and its extensive parks you will come across medicinal springs welling up, you can relax in the many cafés, most of which are concentrated on the town’s main road Hlavní třída, or you can go shopping in the many shops. You should not miss the neo-Byzantine dean’s church from the mid-19th century, the Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir or the neo-Gothic Anglican Chapel.
Mariánské Lázně is easily reached by car or by train. The town lies 25 km from the Prague – Pilsen – Rozvadov motorway, the distance from Prague is 160 km, and the train journey from Prague takes 2:45 hours with no changes. The station is located on the town’s outskirts and public transport will take you into the centre in a few minutes. It is easy to get around the town by public transport, which consists of a network of trolleybuses and buses. It is virtually impossible for visitors without accommodation to park for free in the centre. All the streets are either reserved for residents or parking is for a fee. It is only possible to get to the immediate vicinity of the centre by car if you have a special permit, which can be bought at Mírové náměstí for 20 CZK/hour.