zondag 11 oktober 2009

30 September 2009 - CZ - 35865 - Třebíč

I was very happy when I found a 'three unesco in one' card! It was send by svetluska from Czech Republic . It has travelled a distance of 824 kms in 6 days.

The card shows the Historic Centre of Telč, the Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora, the Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč. I didn't had any cards of these unesco sites.


#1 Historic Centre of Telč
The houses in Telc, which stands on a hilltop, were originally built of wood. After a fire in the late 14th century, the town was rebuilt in stone, surrounded by walls and further strengthened by a network of artificial ponds. The town's Gothic castle was reconstructed in High Gothic style in the late 15th century.

#2 The Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora
This pilgrimage church, built in honour of St John of Nepomuk, stands at Zelená Hora, not far from Ždár nad Sázavou in Moravia. Constructed at the beginning of the 18th century on a star-shaped plan, it is the most unusual work by the great architect Jan Blazej Santini, whose highly original style falls between neo-Gothic and Baroque.


#3 The Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč.
The ensemble of the Jewish Quarter, the old Jewish cemetery and the Basilica of St Procopius in Trebíc are reminders of the co-existence of Jewish and Christian cultures from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The Jewish Quarter bears outstanding testimony to the different aspects of the life of this community. St Procopius Basilica, built as part of the Benedictine monastery in the early 13th century, is a remarkable example of the influence of Western European architectural heritage in this region.

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