GALLERY: Czechia declares eight new cultural monuments

From a castle where Beethoven performed to a monastery connected to the father of modern genetics, these Czech monuments will receive protected status.

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Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 24.11.2022 11:00:00 (updated on 30.11.2022) Reading time: 1 minute

Eight historical buildings, among them châteaus, castles, and monasteries, will be added to the list of the Czech Republic's national cultural monuments (NKP) meaning these landmarks will be given the highest state protection, said the Ministry of Culture in a press release. The properties that have been newly declared monuments will become National Historic Landmarks on July 1, 2023.

"Each of the national cultural monuments newly declared today is exceptional in its value, be it extraordinary architectural, art-historical, urban planning or landscape design," said Minister of Culture Martin Baxa. The current "set of national cultural monuments" was "another important piece in the mosaic of our historical knowledge and connections," Baxa added.

Czechia's 8 new NATIONAL MONUMENTS

  • Augustinian Monastery in Pivona (Pilsen Region)
  • Jezeří Castle with Arboretum (Ústí Region)
  • Augustinian Monastery in Roudnice nad Labem (Ústí Region)
  • Veveří Castle (South Moravian Region)
  • The Augustinian Monastery with the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Staré Brno (South Moravian Region)
  • Moravský Krumlov Castle (South Moravian Region)
  • Rosice Castle (South Moravian Region)
  • Plumlov Castle (Olomouc Region)

Among the notable landmarks included on the list is the Augustinian monastery in Brno where Gregor Johann Mendel, a naturalist and the so-called father of modern genetics, conducted his research.

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Moravský Krumlov in Znojmo, which currently houses Mucha's "Slav Epic," also appears on the list. The Baroque Castle Jezeří, a highly endangered monument that is an attractive filming location, was also awarded NKP status. Beethoven performed his 3rd Symphony there in 1804.

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