Saturday, 16 January 2016

Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč, Czech Republic

One more Unesco card for today. ...although the main point of this card really is the stamp - I finally have the Czech Postcrossing stamp in my collection! :) Thank you so much for the swap, Standa!

Třebíč is a town in the Moravian part of the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic. Třebíč is situated 35 km southeast of Jihlava and 65 km west of Brno on the Jihlava River.  Třebíč has a temperate climate with occasional rains. It is a regional centre with a population of approximately 40,000.

The ensemble of the Jewish Quarter, the old Jewish cemetery and the Basilica of St Procopius in Třebíč are reminders of the co-existence of Jewish and Christian cultures from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The Jewish Quarter bears outstanding testimony to the different aspects of the life of this community. St Procopius' Basilica, built as part of the Benedictine monastery in the early 13th century, is a remarkable example of the influence of Western European architectural heritage in this region.

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