Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Kojetín - Kroměříž

The hillfort Hradisko

The lowland fortified settlement of Hradisko near Kroměříž from the Bronze Age is one of the most important archaeological sites not only in the Czech Republic but also in the whole of Central Europe. At the time of its greatest boom in the 2nd millennium BC, this settlement was one of the main centres of power, trade and production in Moravia. It covered an area of 14 hectares and was fortified by a massive wall. The remains of this prehistoric fortification were still visible in the fields at the beginning of the 20th century. Today’s 400 m long mound is a torso of the original wall and is a protected cultural monument.