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SOUTH MORAVIA: ON THE STEPS OF UNESCO TREASURES

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You will hardly be able to find in the world a region that offers its visitors a combination of architectural gems, scenery straight from a postcard and hundreds of years old traditions. We are so proud that such a region can be found in our home country, Czech Republic. South Moravia is a true paradise for everyone – vineyards soaked in sunshine, hospitality of the locals, many UNESCO world heritage sites make this region worth visiting.

Firstly you should head in the direction of Telč. As soon as you put your foot on Telč’s square, you will feel as if you are in a fairytale. It is said that Telč has the most beautiful square in Europe and when you see it, you will agree.

Your next stop should be the Lednice-Valtice Complex. This wonderful location is also called the Garden of Europe. The complex has two chateaux, large landscape parks with  beautiful English gardens, Romantic follies, ponds & water reservoirs and colonnade with Corinthian pillars.

Do you enjoy hanging out in beautiful gardens and parks? Than you can not miss visiting Kroměříž. The city was nicknamed the Athens of Haná because of its wonderfully preserved historical centre and picturesque chateau gardens.

The Old Jewish Quarter in Třebíč is testimony to the cultural traditions of the Jews in the central Europe. The Quarter was the first Jewish monument outside of Israel listed in the UNESCO list. Třebíč also offers visitors the Basilica of St. Procopius. The basilica and Jewish Quarter are evidence of the coexistence of Jewish and Christian cultures from the Middle Age till today has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2003.

If you decide to visit the 2nd largest city in Czech Republic, Brno, you will not regret. The newly renovated three-storey Villa Tugendhat, an example of modern functionalistic architecture, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2002. This revolutionary work of modern architecture was designed by the famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and is regarded as one of the four most important villas in the world. The main landmarks of the city are St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, Špilberk Castle, Mahen Theatre and Jewish cemetery.

South Moravia has a very special atmosphere with its vineyards, cellars, picturesque countryside and architectural gems. It is great location if you need to get a little break from everyday life and busy Prague.


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