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Archaeological Open-air Museum Modrá

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Archaeological Open-air Museum Modrá

The archaeological open-air museum in Modrá represents a fortified settlement from the time of Great Moravia (9th century) with walls, dwellings, workshops, farm buildings and palaces of princes and bishops built on the basis of real archaeological findings, some of which come directly from the area of the archaeological open-air museum.

It represents the ideal form of a Slavic fortified settlement from the time of Great Moravia (9th century). It is made up of buildings whose parts are buried in the ground and have their models in real archaeological objects. The above-ground mass of the buildings has the character of hypothetical reconstructions, which, however, were created on the basis of concrete findings. You have the opportunity not only to see how the Slavs lived, but also to try out ancient crafts, taste specialties, see original crops, shrubs and trees. Children can also admire the animals on the premises (free-roaming pigs, goats, chickens, sheep or Figo the donkey). The open-air museum is alive with daily life, educational shows, programmes, experimental metal smelting, pottery production, agricultural production and ongoing archaeological research.

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What can we find in the area?

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Information from history

HISTORY OF THE VILLAGE MODRÁ

Among the most important archaeological discoveries is the first unearthing of the remains of a Great Moravian stone building on our territory. The foundations of a small church with a rectangular, elongated chancel and 4 supports in the nave were discovered here.

Where to get tourist information?

Contacts

Since the villages of Modrá and Velehrad are in close proximity, we provide here the contacts to the Archeological Open-air Museum Modrá as well as to the Tourist Centre in Velehrad.

Archaeological Open-air Museum Modrá

Modrá 170, 687 06 Velehrad
Tel. +420 572 501 823,
e-mail: archeoskanzen@email.cz
web: www.archeoskanzen.cz

Velehrad Tourist Centre

Salašská 328, 687 06 Velehrad
tel. 723 984 080
e-mail: ticvelehrad@email.cz
web: www.velehrad.cz

How to get to Modra?

The village of Modrá near Velehrad can be reached by car on the road from Staré Město. The roads are well marked, so there is no problem to reach the destination. There is a free parking lot for visitors. Throughout the year, various festivals, performances, exhibitions, markets and meetings are held in the open-air museum. The church is also a popular venue for wedding ceremonies. The open-air museum offers a wide range of educational programmes for schools. For older children, for example, there is the possibility of archery, and there are plenty of interesting things for inquisitive adults as well. You can also take advantage of the offer to walk through the open-air museum with workbooks containing tasks and interesting facts that will expand your and your children’s knowledge.

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