"Moravian Venice", "pearl of the Highlands", "lake rose", "stone poem", all these examples rightly belong to Telč - a city of six thousand located on
the border of Bohemia and Moravia, a city that will surely captivate you with its beauty.
Telč probably grew up in the middle of the 13th century at the crossroads of two land routes. The date of the town's foundation is unknown, but the oldest monument of the town dates back to the beginning of the 13th century. Ducha. In 1339, the Telč estate passed from royal hands to the lords of Hradec. They transformed Telč into a medieval water fortress, protected by ponds, moats, walls and gates.
The Renaissance seal was imprinted in Telč by Zachary of Hradec, the most important figure in its history. The original Gothic castle has been transformed into an impressive Renaissance mansion with a rich interior preserved to this day and a beautiful arcaded courtyard. Professional Italian artists helped transform the Gothic dwellings into neat houses with gables and arcades.
The Baroque completion of the town took place under the Slavat and Liechtenstein - Kastelkorn. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Jesuit order was located in Telč, which also contributed to the present appearance of the town with its construction activities. The historic core of Telč was architecturally closed and new construction in the 19th century was already carried out beyond its borders.
In the 20th century, a new cultural and economic life flourished in the city. Telč came to life and grew. But between the ponds and the gates, she kept the charming face of Zechariah's time. This is also the reason why the historic core of the city was inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1992.
More information at www.telc.eu
nám. Zachariáše z Hradce 7, 588 56 Telč, Česká republika