In 1992 Telč was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will not regret if you decide to visit this picturesque city. You can get there either by plane or by train. On the website gd.tickets.ua you can buy train tickets, bus and air tickets at low prices without long queues. Also, thanks to this service, you can find out the availability and compare prices for tickets to the Czech city of Telc.
The town square is decorated with houses with baroque gables and arcades.
The main building of the square is the town hall, built in 1574.
Like most squares, Telči Square is decorated with two beautiful fountains and the Mariana Column. The lower fountain was originally made of wood. It took on a stone appearance in 1611, and at the end of the 17th century it was added to the statue of St. Mary. The upper fountain was also originally made of wood until 1827. It is adorned with a statue of Saint Silenus with a little Dionysus in his arms.
The Mariana Column of 1716 was built thanks to the representative of the bourgeoisie of that time, Zuzanna Chodova, who donated 1000 gold coins for this purpose.
There are several statues on the pedestal of the column:
- John of Nepomuk;
- Francis Xavier
- and Guardian Angel.
In the northwest corner of the square is the parish church of St. Jacob with a tower 60 meters high, which was built in the 14th century. The interior of the church is decorated with a pseudo-Gothic altar from 1879 designed by the famous architect Moker.
Another very interesting monument is a church with a Romanesque foundation. It was rebuilt in the Gothic and Renaissance style. In the 15th century, it served as a city hospital under Joseph II. In the 19th century, it housed the municipal theater, which was rebuilt after the First World War into the church of the Evangelical Czech brothers. Part of the church is the oldest monument in the city, 49 m high, and is called a Romanesque tower.
Telč also has a castle built in the 14th century with a Gothic appearance.
After 1550, it was rebuilt and added with Renaissance towers. Rare decorations of the Small Banquet Hall and the Treasury have survived to this day. All construction took place under the supervision of Italian artists.
You can also admire the Renaissance halls and coffered ceilings, the All Saints Chapel or the portrait of the famous "white lady" Perchta von Rosenberg. There is also a gallery of the artist Jan Zrzava, or as it is also called a moving nativity scene.