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Welcome to Telc
Cities :   Telc   Jihlava

This town, which includes a protected area, is located 30 Km southwest from Jihlava. Originally a water fortress, along with a Gothic castle and fishponds were built in the middle of the 14th century.
An attractive town arose here during the renaissance period. A unique set of renaissance houses, the facades of which are decorated with gables, frescos and arcades, flanks the square. The renaissance Chateau of Zacharias & Hradce ranks among the historically significant sights. The historic town centre, along with the chateau, were included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1992.

A museum, which reflects the town's history and handicraft development, is located in one of the chateau wings. The Gallery of Jan Zrzavy with a permanent exhibition from the National Gallery in Prague is situated in the garden gallery. It displays selected works of this noted Czech painter (1890-1977). The exhibition area includes also the chateau Judicial Hall, the gallery of a Jewish cemetery and a town hall.

The late Romanesque Tower of the Holy Ghost provides an interesting view of the town. The town offers a rich cultural program in summer. Concerts of classical music take place in chateau halls while the famous Folk Festival, known as "the Holidays in Telc" ("Prazdniny v Telci"), is held in the chateau courtyard. Some concerts also take place in the chateau's park. Annually, Telc also hosts competitions of historical vehicles and balloon flying.



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