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Welcome to Jihlava
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The town of Jihlava is one of the oldest mining towns in the CR and was founded near a rich deposit of silver ore in the middle of the 13th century. Numerous church sights (such as St. Jacob´s Church, as well as some of the preserved citizen houses with Gothic vaults and bowers and a part of a large Gothic fortification) demonstrate town prosperity in the Middle Ages. In this period a labyrinth of tunnels began to be dug. At present it is the second largest underground complex which is open to public.

In the 14th century silver mining declined and the textile industry began to be developed. The Jesuit Church of St. Ignac, which is the most valuable monument from the Baroque period, dominates the large rectangular square. Jihlava is today the natural centre of the Horacko region and offers many cultural events and entertainment possibilities; such as the ZOO park or the remarkable theatrical tradition or theatre. Jihlava has a long musical tradition and hosts many musical festivities and festivals, related to Renaissance master-singing. The master-singing in Jihlava according to the tradition of south German towns is unique in our country.



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