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Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius Basilica

Třebíč is a city in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands of the Czech Republic.


History in dates

  • 1101 Establishment of Benedictine Monastery.
  • 1277 The oldest deed mentioning the town of Třebíč.
  • 1335 Conferring of town rights to Třebíč according to the royal town of Znojmo.
  • 1338 First references of Jewish settlement.
  • 1468 Třebíč was conquered by Matthias Corvinus of Hungary.
  • 19th century Expansion of tannery and shoe making.
  • 1871 Opening of Národní dům (National House), establishment of grammar school with Czech as teaching language (Gymnázium Třebíč).
  • 1886 First train runs through Třebíč.
  • 1930 Development of shoe making production and construction of workers' colonies - present Borovina
  • 1970s - 80s The town grows with the construction of new housing estates, population increases.
  • 1990s Fast renovation of the town.
  • 2003 Registration of Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius Basilica into UNESCO List of Cultural and Natural Heritage

Get in[edit]

The town lies in the south-western part of Moravia in the Czech-Moravian highlands, the position of the town can also be defined according to its distance from major conurbations: Prague 167 km, Brno 69 km, České Budějovice 135 km, Vienna 150 km.

Fast trains run every two hours from Brno (1¼h) and České Budějovice (3¼h).

Direct buses connect Třebíč with Prague, Telč and Žďár nad Sázavou.

Get around[edit]

It is easy to walk between the main sites and transport links. There is a local bus service. There are nine bus lines and the ten line - circular - is projecting. See the city transport map [1] and connection finder [2].


The Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Jewish Quarter is one of the best preserved Jewish areas in Europe and illustrates the interconnected lives of Jewish and Christian societies up until the Holocaust. This well preserved area has as such been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Rear Synagogue is the key highlight of the area and has been well restored. There are some interesting Jewish Graveyards in and around the area. There are a large amount of information boards displaying useful information in Czech, Hebrew, English and German.

  • St Procopius Basilica is situated on a small hill north of the river.

See also:

  • Oficial tourist information (
  • 1 Karlovo square (Karlovo náměstí), Karlovo náměstí. Central city square. Charles square (Q12028734) on Wikidata



  • Třebíč's Jewish festival - festival of Jewish culture in Rear synagogue
  • Třebíč folklore festival - music and dance
  • Jubilee Unesco (Oslavy Unesco) - jubilee celebration of city entrance to the UNESCO list
  • Theatre 2-3-4 actors (Divadla 2-3-4 herců) - festival of professional theatre
  • Zámostí - cultural and music festival (
  • Concentus Moraviae - concerts of classical music
  • Country fest - country music open air festival

See also: Culture centre in Třebíč (






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