Where else can you find out about the forebears of the Slavs within the famous historical region of Great Moravia than in one of its largest settlements?
The Slavic fortified settlement in Mikulčice is one of the most significant places illustrating the history of the Czech state. Valy near Mikulčice was most likely the capital of Great Moravia. It is one of the TOP sightseeing destinations of South Moravia! Visit the early-medieval Great Moravian memorial that was built in the 8th and 9th century and features a large acropolis and precious archaeological discoveries. Copies of the foundations of eight churches and a princely palace can be found on the site.
When you arrive at the main building, you'll be greeted by a welcoming visitor center stocked with souvenirs, fascinating first exhibits, and an impressive wall model created solely from archaeological excavations. But that's just the beginning. The real highlight of the site is the 30-meter-tall observation tower designed to offer stunning views of the fortress area, complete with its well-preserved parts, as well as breathtaking vistas of the peaks of the White Carpathians or Pálava. It is also located at the lowest altitude of all observation towers in the Czech Republic, making it a unique and special destination for visitors.
The second pavilion “Great Moravian Mikulčice – the Second Church and Religious Architecture of the Princely Castle” enhances the emotional experience thanks to the combination of spoken word, music and film projection with a direct tour of museum exhibits. The exhibition won the Gloria Musaealis award in the category of the Museum Exhibition of 2008.
The premises also include a lovely urban forest. A walk along the marked circuit on the premises of the fortified settlement and in the castle surroundings, around the copies of the foundations of ancient church buildings and the remains of the defence wall will make you soak up the atmosphere of Czech national history.
If you still have some time and energy left, we can recommend that you also visit the Masaryk Museum in Hodonín.
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