Velehrad Monastery – Moravia

29.7.2017  │ Czech Republic  │ Interesting place of the CZ

Velehrad is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Moravia. Its history started more than 800 years ago. The first twelve Cistercian monks came to the valley of stream Salaška to build up their convent not far from village Veligrad (today it is Staré Město by Uherské Hradiště). The founders of the monastery were Přemysl Otakar I. – the king of Bohemia and Vladislav Jinřich – the Moravian margrave with the participation of Robert – the Bishop of Olomouc. This gives Velehrad a royal majesty.

MONUMENTS IN VELEHRAD: Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Ss Cyril and Methodius, The former Cistercian monastery, The church Relevation of the Lord-“Cyrilka", The Velehrad house of Ss Cyril and Methodius, A set of small religious monuments, Velehrad cemetery, Remains of the medieval monastery – lapidarium, Rosary Pilgrimage Route, Place of pilgrimage