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

Staré Město

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Staré Město

Several agricultural and artisan settlements were established in the area of today’s Staré Město as early as the 6th century. The best known are the Na Valách settlement and the Na Špitálkách settlement. In the vicinity of the churches of St. Michael and St. Vitus, the foundations of four Great Moravian churches with burial sites have been found and specialised craft workshops from the 9th to 10th centuries have been uncovered. The extent and richness of the archaeological findings (buildings, utilitarian objects, armaments, jewellery) leaves no one in doubt that this was one of the important centres of the Great Moravian Empire.

In the 9th century, the territory of the Staré Město was the main part of Velihrad, one of the two main centres of Great Moravia, which also included a settlement on the site of the historical centre of Uherské Hradiště and an ecclesiastical centre on the heights of Sady. In the Staré Město there was a power complex with a stone palace of the Moravian princes and a rotunda. Another church stood in Na Valách, in the centre of the largest ever Moravian necropolis, and another church with a small burial ground was built on the south-western edge of the town in the area known as “Špitálky”.

What can you visit here?

It was filmed about the Staré Město

In the Veligrad space

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MONUMENT OF GREAT MORAVIA - CYRIL AND METHODIUS CENTRE | EXPOSITION OF THE STORY OF CONSTANTINE AND METHODIUS AND THE PREHISTORY OF UHERSKÉ HRADIŠTĚ

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GREAT MORAVIA MEMORIAL - CYRIL AND METHODIUS CENTRE | EXPOSITION GREAT MORAVIA

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Information from history

HISTORY OF
STARÉ MĚSTO

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 can I get tourist information?

Contacts

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

Event centrum

náměstí Velké Moravy 2190, 686 03 Staré Město
tel. +420 739 944 599
e-mail: info@eventcentrum.cz
web: eventcentrum.cz

Great Moravia Memorial

Jezuitská 1885, Staré Město, 686 03
tel. +420 572 543 382
e-mail: pamatnik@slovackemuzeum.cz
web: www.slovackemuzeum.cz

City Information Centre UH

Masarykovo náměstí 21, 686 01 Uherské Hradiště
tel. +420 572 525 525
e-mail: mic@uherske-hradiste.cz
web: www.uherske-hradiste.cz

How to get to the Square of Great Moravia?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Line 1 connects the Staré Město railway station, Náměstí Velké Moravy, the Uherské Hradiště bus station and Výšina sv. Metoděje (the ČSAD Garage stop).

Line 5 connects the Railway Station Staré Město, Velkomoravské náměstí (Great Moravian Square) will be accessible via the stop Lidový dům (People’s House), the Railway Station in Uherské Hradiště and Výšina sv. Metoděje (stop Sady, Špitálky).

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