Tag: CZ – Historic Centre of Telc

The 25 travel destinations you need to visit in 2020, according to National Geographic; Dominic Madori-Davis; Business Insider

National Geographic announced its global list of must-do trips for 2020. The United States had two entries on the list.

Source: The 25 travel destinations you need to visit in 2020, according to National Geographic

Historic Center of Telč – UNESCO World Heritage Site Czech Republic; Maria Haase; Europe Up Close


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Quick Facts about Telč:

Country: Czech Republic

Region: Vysocina

Inscription: 1992

Visited: October 2017

Type: Cultural

Status: Good condition

Summary: Telč’s historic market square is an Italian Renaissance masterpiece. The large town square is surrounded pastel-colored Bürgerhouses featuring the typical facades.

The Rennaissance Castle and its grounds look like straight out of a fairytale.

Telč UNESCO World Heritage Site

Telč, a beautiful little town in Czech’s Vysocina region, was most likely founded in the middle of the 14th century, the earliest mention dating back to 1333-1335.

What makes the Telč town square so special is its cohesive and authentic style. The local Duke, Zachariáš of Hradec after whom the square is named, had studied in Italy and was inspired by the art and style of the Italian Renaissance.

After his return, he brought in several Italian architects to built the Telč Chateau in the Renaissance style. The city was booming. Zachariáš of Hradec set up fish farms, opened a hospital and hospice for the elderly and turned Telč into a flourishing town.

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11 amazing places to visit in the Czech Republic; Pavlo Fedykovych; CNN


(CNN) — The Czech Republic is a destination straight out of fairy tales.

With an array of picturesque historic cities, world-class architecture, romantic castles and charming natural wonders, this Central European country should definitely be on every travel list.

Covering an area of just 78,866 square kilometers, it boasts an impressive 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Fascinating, affordable and filled with beautiful sights, the Czech Republic is a magnificent destination where history comes to life.

Here are 11 of the most amazing places to visit:


Prague is a magical city that looks spectacular in every season.

Admired for the beauty of its well-preserved Old Town, romantic narrow pathways, an amazing variety of architectural styles, affordable prices and delicious cuisine, “The City of the Thousand Spires” can easily cater to the wanderlust needs of every type of traveler.

Whether you’re exploring the magnificent medieval Charles Bridge, walking around the biggest castle complex in Europe, or enjoying the beauty of magnificent churches — Prague is definitely a great place to be.

Telč marks 25 years as UNESCO site; Ruth Frankova; Radio Prague

Czech – Historic Centre of Telc

This year, Prague, along with Telč and Český Krumlov, celebrates 25 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the first edition of our miniseries marking this special anniversary, we visit the town of Telč in the Vysočina region.

The small and picturesque town, situated on the border between Moravia and Bohemia is the most perfect example of the Italian Renaissance north of the Alps and a town with one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. Radio Prague travelled to Telč to see how much has changed for the town since it became a UNESCO site:

The town of Telč was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its uniquely preserved historical centre, including a picturesque square, named after Zachariáš of Hradec, a local 16th century humanist and nobleman.

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