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

Archaeological site "At Špitálky"
Staré Město

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Archaeological site "At Špitálky"

This important polycultural site, a national cultural monument, hides not only the negatives of the foundations of the Great Moravian temple with a length of 18.5 metres, but also traces of a much older settlement – the culture of ash fields with corded pottery or the culture with Moravian painted pottery dating back to the younger Stone Age.

The site of the national cultural monument “Špitálky” is located on the so-called Velehrad promontory and forms the south-western part of the Staré Město, which was established after 1918. The northern part of ” Špitálky” is today the location of “Na Špitálkách” (the site of the discovery of the foundations of the Great Moravian church in 1949) in the narrower sense of the word. Velehrad promontory has been inhabited since the Paleolithic period, as shown by the findings of chipped stone tools from the earlier Stone Age, as well as the findings of cut and glazed industrial culture with linear pottery, Moravian painted pottery, ceramic finds from the Únětice culture, the Middle Danube Mound culture and the Ashfield period, including the Hallstatt period.

What can you visit in Staré Město?

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Information from history


The area of the Staré Město has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Archaeological excavations have documented settlement in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

Where to get tourist information?


Na Velehradě jsou dvě informační centra, kde mohou turisté a návštěvníci získat informace o prohlídkách, akcích, výstavách a dalších aktivitách, které v obci dějí.

Memorial of Great Moravia - Cyril and Methodius Centre

Jezuitská 1885, Staré Město, 686 03
tel. +420 572 543 382

Moravian Slovak Museum in Uherské Hradiště

Smetanovy sady 179, 68601 Uherské Hradiště
tel. +420 572 556 556

Event centrum

náměstí Velké Moravy 2190, 686 03 Staré Město
tel. +420 739 944 599

How to get to Špitálky?

You can get to the archaeological site by train, bus, car or bicycle.
BY CAR. For cars, public parking areas are available nearby (near the entrance to the KOVOZOO site).
BY TRAIN AND BUS. The railway station Staré Město is about a 7-minute free walk from the archaeological site. The nearest public transport stop is called Cukrovar.
ON THE BIKE. The archaeological site is freely accessible to cyclists.

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