Friday, June 20, 2014

CZ-463786

This official from Czech republic shows all the 12 UNESCO sites in the country. I'll visit some of them in September. I'm finally going to visit the country. I'll stay in Prague, Cesky Krumlov and Brno but I also want to visit Kutna Hora and 2 or 3 other sites, especially Telc and Trebic.  

CZ-463786, sent by Blanka.
The 12 czech UNESCO sites are:
* Historic Centre of Prague (1992) - Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages;
* Historic Centre of Český Krumlov (1992) - Situated on the banks of the Vltava river, the town was built around a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. It is an outstanding example of a small central European medieval town whose architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to its peaceful evolution over more than five centuries;
* Historic Centre of Telč (1992) - 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;
* Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora (1994) - This pilgrimage church, built in honour of St John of Nepomuk was 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;
* Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec (1995) - The Church of St Barbara, a jewel of the late Gothic period, and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec, which was restored in line with the Baroque taste of the early 18th century, were to influence the architecture of central Europe;
* Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape (1996) - Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the ruling dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their domains in southern Moravia into a striking landscape. At 200 km2 , it is one of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe;
* Holašovice Historical Village Reservation (1998) - Holašovice is an exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a traditional central European village. It has a large number of outstanding 18th- and 19th-century vernacular buildings in a style known as 'South Bohemian folk Baroque', and preserves a ground plan dating from the Middle Ages;
* Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž (1998) - The gardens and castle of Kroměříž are an exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a European Baroque princely residence and its gardens;
* Litomyšl Castle (1999) - Litomyšl Castle was originally a Renaissance arcade-castle of the type first developed in Italy and then adopted and greatly developed in central Europe in the 16th century;
* Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc (2000) - This memorial column, erected in the early years of the 18th century, is the most outstanding example of a type of monument specific to central Europe;
* Tugendhat Villa in Brno (2001) - The Tugendhat Villa in Brno, designed by the architect Mies van der Rohe, is an outstanding example of the international style in the modern movement in architecture as it developed in Europe in the 1920s;
* Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč (2003) - 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. - source: www.unesco.org

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