Thursday, March 5, 2009

Telc, Czech Republic

Telc is a town in southern Moravia, near Jihlava, in the Czech Republic.
It contains a castle and a long urban plaza with well-conserved Renaissance houses; since 1992 all of this has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The builder of the castle was Zachariáš of Hradec, after whom the plaza was named; his name is also related to that of the city of Jindrichuv Hradec. Telc was founded in the mid-14th century; the Roman-style tower for the Holy Spirit proves that there was already a settlement there. The city walls and the Church of the Ascension of Mary are Gothic in style.

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