Moravia and Silesia
Brno – the pride of Moravia
Brno is known throughout the world as a traditional city for international exhibitions and
trade fairs at the city’s fairgrounds. This capital city of South Moravia is also famous for its
great motor races held at the
Masaryk Circuit
. Brno’s characteristic panorama is formed
by the castle and fortress
Špilberk
as well as the
Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul
.
Don’t miss it ! Presenting the
outstanding UNESCO World
Heritage monuments
Telč
Telč is proud to have one of the most beautiful town
squares in the Czech Republic, if not all of Central Europe.
Its long town square is centred by a Baroque Marian
column and two fountains, and the entire periphery is
lined with historical burgher houses with arcades. The
Renaissance Telč Castle is also an important monument.
Brno – Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul and Špilberk Castle
Kroměříž – Květná Garden
Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora in Žďár nad Sázavou
On vacation
Zachariáš of Hradec Square in Telč
Třebíč
Two of the main gems of Třebič are the Roman-Gothic
Basilica of St. Prokop and the Jewish Quarter. The Třebič
Ghetto is a unique complex that contains over 120 houses,
two synagogues, and a historical cemetery. This was the
first Jewish monument outside Israel to be inscribed on
the UNESCOWorld Heritage List.
Visit
Telč
at the turn of July and August when the ‘Holidays in
Telč’ music festival takes place
TIPS
TIPS
BRNO
You’ll find a calendar of the most
prestigious motoring events at the
Masaryk Circuit at
Kroměříž – the town nicknamed ‘Haná Athens’
When you say Kroměříž, imagine a colourful flood of flowers in the town’s magnificent
gardens known as
Květná
and
Podzámecká
. The gardens are spread out near the
Archbishopric Palace
and together are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The palace holds a rich archival collection of paintings, books, and music.
Do not forget to visit the
functionalist
Tugendhat Villa
,
included on the
World Heritage
List
.
KROMĚŘÍŽ
Taste the local archbishop wine!
Make a reservation in advance to
take a guided tour of the cellars
and a tasting of the Mass wine,
with refreshments if you prefer.
Visit the second largest collection
of paintings in the Czech Republic
and the permanent exposition in
the Bishop’s Mint. The attractive
Via Artis
routes are supplemented
with cultural events covered by
a single admissions ticket valid for
two days.
Brno – Tugendhat Villa
Masaryk Circuit
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Žďár nad Sázavou
On the wooded hill above the town of Žďár nad Sázavou
stands one of the most original of Christian churches,
the
Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
. The
architectural plan of this structure is a five-pointed star, and it
is a pearl of European Baroque architecture.
Did you know…
…this church on Zelená Hora is the pinnacle work of architect
Jan Blažej Santini-Aichel? The building’s layout and interior
decoration are full of symbolic meanings. There are many
repeating references to the saint’s attributes which serve as
reminders to his discretion, plus the five stars. Santini was
characteristic in his use of Gothic morphology; this element is
not found in any work of any other Baroque architect.
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