Moravian Slovakia

Zlín - Baťa Skyscraper
11. 7. 2013

Moravian Slovakia full of traditions and functionalist heritage

Moravian Slovakia is a region soaked in sunshine, where centuries of tradition and local folklore are still alive today. White houses with blue blinds and folk costumes are typical of Moravian Slovakia. You can take carved items or ceramics home with you as souvenirs. Discover a picturesque landscape, which you can travel through by bike, among the windmills lending the landscape a Dutch style, or uncover the stories of the pilgrimage sites. Indulge yourself on a trip to Moravian Slovakia on foot, by bike, on the water, or from a bird’s eye view from one of the sight-seeing flights offered by the Aviation Museum in Kunovice.

Vineyards, meadows in bloom, castles, chateaux, folk architecture and centuries of folklore. All of this can be indulged in with a glass of delicious wine in your hand, especially if you visit the Uherské Hradiště monument zone with its historical centre and many pleasant gardens on the square. Cycling is also enjoying ever greater popularity thanks to many new cycle paths, for example the one leading along the Baťa Canal or the path leading from Uherské Hradiště to the chateau in Buchlovice or the mysterious Buchlov Castle hidden away in deep forests. Get to know the region of Moravian Slovakia, a region full of traditions with the Ride of the Kings and Verbuňk dance in Vlčnov, which have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

An adventurous boat trip for an unforgettable holiday

No visit to Moravian Slovakia would be complete without a trip along the Baťa Canal. This canal, which is 53 km long, was originally used to transport lignite. Nowadays it is a first-rate tourist attraction, which provides pleasure to all of its many visitors. Take a boat trip through the panoramic scenery here and enjoy folk culture from the water, such as the Blatnice pilgrimage site or Strážnice with its chateau park, open-air museum and historical centre. The city of Zlín which is located near Moravian Slovakia, is inherently linked with the name of Tomáš Baťa, the founder of the largest Czech footwear brand. The city offers unique “Baťa style” architecture, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. One of the most sought-out buildings is the famous Baťa Skyscraper, which was one of the tallest buildings in Europe in its time.

Visit the most famous pilgrimage site in the Czech Republic

Moravian Slovakia is a region in which religion and faith have always played an important role. The most important church building in the region is the monastery in Velehrad. The most famous pilgrimage site in the Czech Republic dates back to the middle of the 13th century and a pilgrimage for ten thousand people takes place every year here to this very day. The town of Uherské Hradiště is one of the region’s natural centres, offering visitors many ancient monuments, the most important of these being the Acropolis of Great Moravia.

Where else to set out for?

Broaden your horizons and visit other beautiful places in the surrounding area too! You should certainly not skip Kroměříž, which has even made it onto the UNESCO list thanks to the Gardens and Castle. If you want to do something for your health, visit the world famous Luhačovice Spa or set out to visit the Jewish monuments in Holešov.

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