Trip To Czechia: Telč

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In 1550, Zachariáš of Hradec assumed authority over several Czech towns and villages. He was 24 years old. Telč, his inheritance’s leading town, had suffered a fire 20 years earlier. Zachariáš visited Italy in 1551 and brought the renaissance home to Telč. New projects were commissioned that looked to improve the towns appearance and function. Stone replaced wood as the principal building material. A large central square dominates the town. Zachariáš upgraded the castle, added city walls, and created lakes to surround the town. The lakes aided security and provided a food source. After Zachariáš died in 1589, Telč continued to flourish becoming an important trade center. Many of the town’s home adopted Baroque facades during later renovations. However, the town maintained many 16th Century characteristics. Telč was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. We made a quick visit to Telč in March 2018. Unfortunately, we did not have an opportunity to visit the castle. We walked around the town and ate lunch at a restaurant on the main square. I hope you enjoy the pictures we enjoyed the town.

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More on the history of Telc:

https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/621/

https://www.private-prague-guide.com/article/telc-a-renaissance-masterpiece/

https://www.telc.eu/history/important_personalities/zacharias-of-hradec

http://www.myczechrepublic.com/telc/

 

  5 comments for “Trip To Czechia: Telč

  1. December 15, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Beautiful photos!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. December 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Excellent we love travel and history

    Liked by 1 person

  3. December 17, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Looks like a great place to visit!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. January 8, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    A lovely place to visit

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 16, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      Thanks for commenting. It is very lovely. We loved visiting Czechia.

      Like

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