Sights - Historic towns
Distance: 9 km
GPS: 49° 25' 52"N 15° 13' 21"E
The town is situated in the western part of Českomoravská vrchovina (the Czech-Moravian Highlands) and is sometimes called the Gate to the Highlands.
The beginnings of the town date back to the 13th century and are connected with the Prague Bishop Pelhřim (lat. Pelegrina). The medieval origin of the town is perceptible both in preserved fortifications and two gates. The Jihlava Gate houses the Museum of Records and Curiosities.
In the late 16th century the town bought itself out of serfdom and became a royal town by the privilege of Rudolph II. The decanal Church of St. Bartholomew with the Way of the Cross based on a design by František Bí ...