Monuments and History of Slovácko

Slovácko is rich in monuments. Their marks were left behind by primeval mammoth hunters, Romans, rulers of Great Moravia, Jews, constructors of chateaux and folk artists.

Dolní Věstonice at the north foot of Pálava (Pálava Hills) became world-famous due to the finding of a fired clay statue - Věstonice Venus. Mušov, which is only a few kilometres away, became renowned thanks to a discovered tomb of a Germanic warrior and remnants of a Roman camp. You can find the centres of the then powerful Great Moravian Empire in the valley of the river Morava (Moravia) in Staré Město - Špitálky, Uherské Hradiště - Sady and Mikulčice - Valy. A beautiful example of a medieval castle - Buchlov - was preserved in Chřiby (Chřiby Hills) close to the Buchlovice chateau and the significant spiritual centre - Velehrad. Jewish sights can be admired e.g. in Mikulov, Strážnice or Uherský Brod. Sights of folk architecture are spread all around Slovácko. Their largest collections can be found in Strážnice, Pavlov, Hrubá Vrbka, Vápenky or Vlčnov. The interesting examples of modern architecture include, in particular, the towns of Zlín and Luhačovice. The complex of Lednicko-valtický areál (Lednice-Valtice Area) formed by two magnificent chateaux with parks and many park buildings, which beautify the extensive park landscape between Lednice and Valtice, was included among the UNESCO monuments.

Lovers of monuments and history will surely find many interesting sightseeing objects as well as several specialized instructive trails in Slovácko.

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