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

PLACE OF PILGRIMAGE VELEHRAD

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Velehrad

Velehrad is one of the frequent destinations of pilgrims in the Czech Republic. It is a place with a strong atmosphere and spiritual richness. In today’s hectic times, it is also sought after for its calming character. However, Velehrad is not just a historical monument, but a lively, spiritual and cultural centre all year round.

Velehrad is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Moravia. Its history began more than 800 years ago, when the first 12 Cistercian monks came to the valley of the Salaška River to build their monastery near the village of Veligrad (today’s Staré Město). It was on the basis of its location that the monastery got its name and soon became the bearer of a much older spiritual tradition, which dates back to the 9th century, when the Slavic heralds Constantine and Methodius came to Moravia. The significance of the pilgrimage site of Velehrad therefore lies not in its local, but in its intellectual relationship to the centre of the apostolic activity of the Slavic heralds.

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VELEHRAD AS A SYMBOL

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PLACES OF PILGRIMAGE - VELEHRAD

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HISTORY OF MUNICIPALITY VELEHRAD

The history of this place began more than 800 years ago, when the first 12 Cistercian monks came to the valley of the Salaška River to build their monastery near the village of Veligrad (today's Staré Město).

Where to get tourist information?

Contacts

There are two information centres in Velehrad, where tourists and visitors can get information about tours, events, exhibitions and other activities in the municipality.

Infocentrum Velehrad

U Lípy 302, Velehrad 687 06
tel. 571 110 538,
e-mail: info@velehradinfo.cz
web: www.velehradinfo.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 Velehrad?

The easiest way to reach Velehrad is from Staré Město near Uherské Hradiště.
Bus and car transport:

  • along the state road class II No. 428 from the direction of Uh. Hradiště,
  • along the state road class II No. 428 from the cottage settlement Bunč through the village of Modrá,
  • on the state road of class III No 4222 from the village of Tupesy.

The line bus runs from the bus station in Uh. Hradiště, stop No. 7 via Staré Město u Uherské Hradiště and Modrá. There are several parking lots around the Velehrad Monastery. The one on the square is paid, the others are unpaid (parking lot at Lípa, parking lot Velehrad – tourist center, parking lot Hradiště).