South of the main square on Františkánská is the Assumption Church; when entering you pass an unusual crucifix with a clean-shaven Christ nailed to the cross by only one hand and one foot.
Kids will have a ball at this high-tech, interactive science centre, where they can play with infrared cameras, magnets and many other instructive and fun exhibitions. There's a 3D planetarium (included in the full-price admission) and a few full-sized historic trams and trains manufactured at the Škoda engineering works. Take the trolleybus; it's a hike from the city centre. Art lovers or fans of Czech visual artist David ?erný will want to see his epic Entropa installation, mounted on a giant wall in the main exhibition room. It's a subtle (or not so subtle) critique of the EU and originally hung in Brussels during the Czech presidency of the EU in 2009.
Gigantic Gothic St Bartholomew Church looms over the surrounding facades from the centre of nám?stí Republiky. Ask at the City Information Centre about guided tours. Look inside at the delicate marble 'Pilsen Madonna' (dating from c 1390) on the main altar, or climb the 301 steps to the top of the tower (weather permitting) for serious views.