Třebíč – Basilica of Saint Prokop and the Jewish Quarter

Jewish Quarter and the Basicilica of Saint Prokop

The entire Jewish Quarter and the Basilica are the only examples of a close coexistence of the Jewish and Christian cultures from the Middle Age until the 20th century. The Basilica of St. Prokop, originally a part of a Benedictine convent from the 13th century, was influenced, during its construction, by the models and currents coming from Western Europe.

Třebíč links its history to the founding of the Benedictine monastery in the year 1101. Thanks to its location, on the banks of the Jihlava river and the generosity of its founders, the city became, very soon, a notorious centre of the religious life and the education. Today, it is an important economic, administrative, political and cultural centre of the southwest of Moravia. It offers a rich palette of possibilities for leisure activities, in a picturesque setting, at the foot of the Bohemian- Moravian Highlands. The city was a centre of the Jewish culture, in Moravia, and the Jewish Quarter preserved exceptionally is the silent witness of the common life, once upon a time, among the Jews and the Christians. Your pilgrimage to explore the monuments will lead you to the Jewish Quarter and the Basilica of St. Procop, which were enrolled, in 2003, in the UNESCO list.

The town of Třebíč lies between the cities of Brno, Jihlava, and Znojmo. It is located 180 km from Prague and just 60 km from Brno.

(Registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2003)