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Telč | The unique Italian Renaissance in Moravia

With a big square and lovely buildings, the city of Telč definitely fits the list of small but impressive towns in Czechia. If you check top destinations in the country you will find many other places but probably not Telč. What a big mistake.

The town has an amazing history, a great square, a castle and a tower with a view for perfect pictures of the city and the surroundings.

Here is what to do in a day in Telč:

Town Square (Náměstí Zachariáše z Hradce)

The city town square will be the highlight of your day trip. No exaggeration, the square has a unique charm as it is surrounded by extraordinary houses. Exactly the Zacharias of Hradec Square puts the city on the map. One after the other, the houses, painted in vivid colors create a beautiful picture making Telč one of the most beautiful cities in Czechia.

To be honest, Zacharias of Hradec is more of a triangle rather than a square, or even a long street, and it is definitely one of the longest squares we have ever seen. All the houses around are built in Renaissance style, however, some of them stand out with Baroque elements. On the square, you will find many places for dining or a coffee.

Telč castle (Zámek Telč)

Another major landmark is the castle, situated at one of the ends of the main square. Unfortunately, during our visit, the castle was under construction, so we were able to explore it only from the outside. Originally built in the 14th century, the castle didn’t look like it does now. For the style of the reconstruction, Zacharias of Hradec got inspired during one of his many visits to Italy, and with the help of a couple of Italian artists in the 16th century, he rebuilt it in the Renaissance style.