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Brno as such was acknowledged to be a town in 1243 but the area itself had been settled since the 5th century. From the 11th century, a castle of the governing Přemyslid dynasty stood here, and was the seat of the non-ruling prince.Špilberk Castle, originally a royal castle, but from the 17th century a fortress and feared prison is one of the city's principal monuments as is the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. The cathedral was built during the 14th and 15th centuries.Villa Tugendhat, an example of functionalistic architecture was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001.
The village was deserted after the Second World War, allowing its medieval plan and vernacular buildings in the South Bohemian Folk or Rural Baroque style to remain intact. It was restored and repopulated from 1990, and it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.
The Chateau and the Gardens of Kroměříž dominate the town and they are the main magnet for visitors of the Urban Historical Reserve of Kroměříž. Originally the village of serfs, since it obtained the status of a town in the 13th century.The Chateau and the Gardens of Kroměříž are registered as the National Cultural Monuments of the Czech republic and in December 1998 were inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List.
The town began in 1142 with the settlement of the first Cistercian Monastery in Bohemia.Kutná Hora and the neighboring town of Sedlec are UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the most important buildings in the area are the Gothic, five-naved St. Barbara's Church, begun in 1388, and the Italian Court, formerly a royal residence and mint, which was built at the end of the 13th century. The Gothic Stone Haus, which since 1902 has served as a museum, contains one of the richest archives in the country. The Gothic St. James's Church, with its 86 metre tower, is another prominent building.
The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape (also Lednice-Valtice Area or Lednice-Valtice Complexl) is a cultural-natural complex of 283,09 km² in the South Moravian Region, close to Břeclav and Mikulov, next to another site registered by UNESCO - Pálava Landscape Protected Area.
The eastern Bohemian town of Litomyšl emerged in the 13th century on the site of an older fortified settlement on an important trading route linking Bohemia and Moravia.The chateau complex in the town centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Olomouc, today a city of more than one hundred thousand citizens, is situated in the heart of the Haná region, and has long been one of the most important cities in Moravia. Its recent designation as a county seat is but the logical development of the city as a cultural, societal and economic centre, whose history has already been written about for centuries… Must be seen, go for all day trip!
The Telc Chateau ranks among the gems of Moravian Renaissance architecture. Its attractiveness is enhanced by the very sensitive approach of the owners to its heritage, thus the original interiors have been preserved in very good condition. In a town sgraffiti and frescos on the decorated gables of patrician houses reflect Italian inspiration and which looks the same as it looked in the Middle Ages.Telč got registered in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1992.
Its history is closely associated with the development of the Cistercian monastery in Zdar and dates back to the second half of the 13th century. The pilgrimage church of St. John of Nepomuk on Green Hill is the highest achievement of his work and a unique architectural monument, which was included on the Word Heritage of UNESCO in December 1994.