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Historic Centre of Telč

Historic Centre of Telč: During the Middle Ages settlements were built in the forests of Central-Europe. Telč is one of those settlements in the Czech Republic. Telč is located in Moravia, about halfway between Prague and Vienna. The houses of Telč were originally built of wood, after a fire in the 14th century the houses were rebuilt in stone. Telč was fortified by stone town walls and a network of artificial ponds. In the 16th century the houses of Telč were reconstructed in the Renaissance style. In the 17th century the houses were adorned with Baroque elements. The Gothic Castle of Telč was reconstructed in Renaissance style in the 16th century. The castle ranks among the best preserved Renaissance castles in the Czech Republic. The City of Telč has preserved its historical appearance. Telč is located about 35 km west of Třebíč and about 84 km west of Brno. The Historic Centre of Telč was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1992.

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Historic Centre of Telč - Historic Centre of Telč is surrounded by a network of artificial ponds. Telč is a historic city in the Czech Republic. The ponds were...

Historic Centre of Telč is surrounded by a network of artificial ponds. Telč is a historic city in the Czech Republic. The ponds were part of the unique medieval defense system of Telč, together with a network of city fortifications. The ponds also served as fishponds. The Historic Centre of Telč was declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1992.

  1. Historic Centre of Telč - Historic Centre of Telč is surrounded by a network of artificial ponds. Telč is a historic city in the Czech Republic. The ponds were...

    Historic Centre of Telč is surrounded by a network of artificial ponds. Telč is a historic city in the Czech Republic. The ponds were part of the unique medieval defense system of Telč, together with a network of city fortifications. The ponds also served as fishponds. The Historic Centre of Telč was declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1992.

  2. Historic Centre of Telč - Historic Centre of Telč: The triangular Zachariáš of Hradec Square is the market square of Telč, the square is lined by houses in...

    Historic Centre of Telč: The triangular Zachariáš of Hradec Square is the market square of Telč, the square is lined by houses in the Renaissance style. During the Middle Ages, tiny settlements were built in the forests of Central-Europe. The historic town of Telč is one of those settlements in the Czech Republic. Telč is situated in the Bohemian-Moravian Uplands.

  3. Historic Centre of Telč - Historic Centre of Telč: The colourful houses in the Renaissance style on the market square. The houses of Telč were originally built of wood, but...

    Historic Centre of Telč: The colourful houses in the Renaissance style on the market square. The houses of Telč were originally built of wood, but after a fire in the 14th century, the houses were rebuilt in stone. In the 16th century, the houses were reconstructed in the Renaissance style and in the 17th century, the houses were adorned with Baroque elements.

  4. Historic Centre of Telč - Historic Centre of Telč: The market square of the historic city of Telč is surrounded by burgher houses with Renaissance façades and...

    Historic Centre of Telč: The market square of the historic city of Telč is surrounded by burgher houses with Renaissance façades and arcades, one of the gables is decorated with Renaissance sgraffiti, the drawings depict severeal Old Testament leaders and figures, such as King David, King Nebuchadnezzar and the giant Goliath.

  5. Historic Centre of Telč - Historic Centre of Telč: The Castle of Telč stands in the historic centre of the town. The wooden houses of Telč were completely...

    Historic Centre of Telč: The Castle of Telč stands in the historic centre of the town. The wooden houses of Telč were completely destroyed by fire in 1539, the Gothic castle was also damaged. The castle, the main square and houses of Telč were reconstructed in the Renaissance style, the castle and houses were adorned with Renaissance arcades and façades.

  6. Historic Centre of Telč - Historic Centre of Telč:  Zachariáš of Hradec, one of the owners of the Castle of Telč was a great admirer of the...

    Historic Centre of Telč:  Zachariáš of Hradec, one of the owners of the Castle of Telč was a great admirer of the Italian Renaissance. In the 16th century, he converted the Gothic castle into a Renaissance castle. The castle park is planted with rare tree species. A Neoclassical greenhouse stands behind the entrance gate into the castle, it was built in the first half of the 19th century.

  7. Historic Centre of Telč - Historic Centre of Telč: The Castle of Telč ranks among the best preserved Renaissance castles in the Czech Republic. The ceilings in some of...

    Historic Centre of Telč: The Castle of Telč ranks among the best preserved Renaissance castles in the Czech Republic. The ceilings in some of the rooms are lavishly decorated. The Castle of Telč houses valuable antique furniture, a regional museum and also an art gallery. The historic centre of Telč was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1992.

  8. Historic Centre of Telč - Historic Centre of Telč: The Dolní Brána is the Lower Gate of Telč, the Lower Gate is part of the town walls and connected to the...

    Historic Centre of Telč: The Dolní Brána is the Lower Gate of Telč, the Lower Gate is part of the town walls and connected to the Castle of Telč. The gate was built in 1579. The historic centre of Telč is accessible through two main gates, the Dolní Brána and the Horní Brána, the Upper Gate, and another two smaller gates.