University Centre Telč

Located in the picturesque town of Telč, the university centre serves as both educational and cultural hub. The centre was established by Masaryk University in the former Jesuit College complex.

The carefully renovated historical compound constitutes an excellent environment for the implementation of higher education: the lecture rooms, office spaces, library, café and accommodation facilities are all filled with a unique atmosphere.

Telč – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The town of Telč lies on the border of three territories – Moravia, Bohemia and Austria – in the southern part of the Bohemian- Moravian Highlands. Telč is first mentioned in historical sources dating to 1366. The first houses were built on the town square during the 14th century; however, the first stone buildings only appeared following the fire of 1386, gradually replacing the original early Gothic architecture.

The town prospered most during the second half of the 16th century under the leadership of Zachariáš of Hradec. It was he who summoned Italian builders, plasterers and masons to renovate both the castle and the town square.

Individual houses were thus decorated with various forms of sgraffito, including the well-known letter patterns, and rustic work. The multi-storey houses with Renaissance gables and arcades surround the Telč square to this day.

The Renaissance chateau, the lookout towers of the Church of the Holy Spirit and St. James as well as eleven other churches and chapels are among some of the other sights well worth visiting.

Thanks to the value of its historical monuments and the uniquely preserved town square, the town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.


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