The World Heritage Committee has placed twelve important historical sites in the Czech Republic on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here is the quick preview on the most important sites.
Historical centre of Prague
Prague is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is one of the most visited cities on the continent. Nicknames for Prague include “the mother of cities”, “the city of a hundred spires” and “the golden city”.
Historical centre of Český Krumlov
Český Krumlov is a small city in the south Bohemian region of the Czech Republic, bestknown for the fine architecture and art of the historical old town and Krumlov Castle.
Historical centre of Telč
Telč is a town in southern Moravia, near Jihlava. It contains a castle and a long urban plaza with well-preserved Renaissance houses.
The Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora
Located in Žďár nad Sázavou, near the border between Bohemia and Moravia, this is the final masterpiece of Jan Santini Aichel, a maverick Czech architect who combined Borrominiesque baroque with Gothic elements in both construction and decoration.
Historical town centre of Kutná Hora
A city in the central Bohemian region, with an historical town, including the Church of Saint Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady in the neighbouring town of Sedlec.
Lednice-Valtice cultural landscape
This is a natural complex of 283.09 km2 in the south Moravian region, close to Břeclav and Mikulov.
The Column of the Holy Trinity in Olomouc
A magnificent baroque monument built in honour of God in the years 1716 – 1754. The column’s main purpose was as a spectacular celebration of the Catholic Church and faith,partly engendered by a feeling of gratitude for the end of the plague that struck Moravia
between 1714 and 1716.
Tugendhat Villa in Brno
A masterpiece from the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Built in 1930 in Brno for Fritz Tugendhat and his wife Greta, the villa soon became an icon of modern architecture.Van der Rohe used a revolutionary iron framework, which enabled him to dispense with supporting walls and to arrange an interior that achieved a feeling of space and light.