Region of Vysočina (highlands) - Czech republic
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First written notice comes from 1315. Anyway, the big swing got the town under rule of Zacharias of Hradec. The town received its form and kept it for a period of centuries. In 15th century Telč was occupied by soldiers of George of Poděbrady. He confirms in 1464 the old privileges, together with the right for beer-breeding and selling and salt-selling. In 1386 as well as in 1530 a big fire broke out which destroyed houses on a square including St. Jacob Church. In 1551 and 1681 a plague epidemies decimated the town.
To town´s history belong Hussites, troopes of George of Poděbrady and Albrecht of Wallenstein as well as an invasion of Swedish and Napoleon troopes. In 1970, the historical nucleus was declared as a Town´s Preserved Reservation, and on 13th December 1992 Telč was registered in UNESCO Survey.
Historical Monuments and Tips for Excursion:
Castle – a big Renaissance complex with unique interiors and decorations attracts your attention with its valuable collections and era´s equipment. You can also visit a museum with its exposition about town´s history. Further important monument: square of Zacharias of Hradec with unique citizens´ Renaissance and Baroque houses. On a square, you can admire two fountains, Column of Virgin Mary and Parish Church of St.Jacob with a massif tower of 14th century. The oldest monument coming of 13th century is a Romanesque Tower of St.Spirit. To this tower belongs a Neo-classical church. It is worth to visit the Church of Mother Virgin Mary in Old Town and a former synagogue of beginning of 19th century.
The nature surrounding the town is suitable for walking as well as for cycling tours – there are several ponds available and well signed tourist paths.
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