History of Třebíč

History of Třebíč

The town of Třebíč and its Jewish sights were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003 as the only Jewish sight in Europe. The three sights are: a uniquely preserved Jewish quarter, Jewish cemetery and the Basilica of St. Procopius.

The history of the town goes back to the 12th century when the construction of the Benedictine monastery started. The 14th century brings the first references of Jewish inhabitants in Třebíč. The Jewish quarter is a historically unique complex of 123 preserved houses including 2 synagogues, a Jewish town hall, a rabbi’s house, an almshouse, a hospital and two schools. Visitors can see and visit a synagogue, a museum of Judaism, a house of a Jewish shopkeeper and a Jewish cemetery. Besides these Jewish sights it is possible to visit the Basilica of St. Procopius, the castle and the town tower. There are top-class hotels, exceptional restaurants and cafes, a brewery or a wellness center in Třebíč. It is recommended to plan your visit during the time of Jewish and historical celebrations which will bring you unforgettable memories. Třebíč is one of the most beautiful “undiscovered” historic towns where you can find friendly people and hospitality. The town of Třebíč lies in the middle of the Czech Republic near the main highway connecting Prague and Brno. It is about 160 km from Prague to Třebíč. The town is surrounded by beautiful untouched countryside which is ideal for trips or bike rides. There are two other UNESCO sights near Třebíč: Telč and Žďár nad Sázavou.

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