PlzeňThe city was established around 1295 at the confluence of the rivers Mze and Radbuza by the Czech king Wenceslaw II. It was however preceded by a Slavonic walled settlement in nearby Stary Plzenec. The shape of the city was designed generously with a large square and regularly measured blocks of houses. In the center of the square of Plzen grew in the 14th century a monumental building of archdeacon church of St. Bartholomew.