Třebíč (Trebic) is situated 55 km to the west from Brno. This city is widely known for its Romanesque basilica and restored Jewish ghettos, protected by UNESCO since 2003. Going there you will get into a fairy tale setting with beautiful banks of the Jihlava River, forests, fields and of course, gorgeous architecture. But, in this place you will not find crowds of tourists.
Třebíč is town of the Czech Republic with the 40 000 population. The ancestor of the city was a Benedictine monastery, founded here in 1101 by princes Oldřich Brnensky and Litold Znojemsky. Later in the 13th century the territory around the monastery started to look like a town and in the 14th century it receives the rights of the royal city. In 1468 Třebíč was besieged by Hungarian troops, monastery and basilica were damaged, the monks left the city and the monastery was rebuilt into a castle.
The center of the city is now the Charles Square. In addition to houses in the traditional Renaissance style, there is also the city hall, the Black House, the Painted house, a sculptural group dedicated to the holy educators of the Slavs Cyril and Methodius. The main square of Karlovo namesti gives a good idea of the medieval appearance of the city.
The picturesque surrounding of the foothills of the Bohemian-Moravian Upland provides also opportunities for active rest. In the vicinity of the city numerous cycling routes and hiking trails are laid. And the river resort Polanka offers vacationers volleyball courts, swimming pool, mini-golf.
Attractions in Trebic
St. Procopius Basilica
Třebíč is located in one of the most beautiful regions of the Czech Republic – in Western Moravia. Probably the most popular attractions here is the majestic basilica of St. Procopius in Romanesque-Gothic style. Now the basilica is in the castle grounds and is the main temple of the Benedictine monastery. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, which means that it is really worth attention.
The Basilica of St. Procopius dates back to 1240-1260 as part of the Benedictine monastery. Originally it was the Church of the Virgin Mary. During the Hussite wars, the monastery and church were looted and destroyed in 1468 by Hungarian troops. At the end of the 16th century authorities restored and turned the monastery into a Renaissance castle. In 1725-1731 it got towers in the Gothic style. The basilica received its modern appearance only in 1924-1935.
In 1862, the northern portal “Gates of Paradise” was opened, made in the form of a series of arches. Now it is the main entrance to the basilica and one of its most valuable parts. Particularly noteworthy are well-preserved frescoes in the chapel, the crypt decorated with ornaments, the round rosette window and the presbytery.
Besides, there is also the Western Moravian Museum in the castle, where you can find a large collection of goods from vltavin. This stone of green color is found exclusively in the Czech Republic. In the museum you can see a specimen weighing 230 kg. Also in the castle is an exhibition of Christmas vertep, which works not only in winter, but also at any time of the year.
- Adult ticket – 80 CZK;
- Reduced ticket – 50 CZK.
- Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday – Monday: 12.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Karlova namesti (Charles Square)
The main square of Třebíč is Karlova namesti, in the center of the city and is famous for its considerable sizes and attractions. Such works of architectural art as the Black House and the Painted House, the monument to the creators of the Slavic script Cyril and Methodius, the town hall are displayed here.
Church of St. Martin
The Church of St. Martin is located right in the center of Trebic and is the main city temple. It was built in the 13th century in the Gothic style and after 2.5 centuries completely redone. There is also a tall 75-meter tower, on which you can climb and admire Třebíč and Jihlava from a bird’s-eye view. By the way, the local tower clock is the biggest in Europe.
Initially, the temple belonged to the Catholics and then to Hussites. However, it returned to the Catholic Church only in 1630. In the 17th century it underwent significant reconstruction, which lasted until the beginning of the next century.
The city tower became an integral part of the city of Trebic. The tower we see now was erected during the Hussite wars for protecting purpose. Now it is used by the fire brigade: from a height of 75 meters you could see any incipient fire. Also, the tower served as a repository of values. Inside it there was a special room and in danger people brought their money, jewels and food supplies there.
In 1716, the tower was attached to the church of St. Martin, standing next door. The latest reconstruction of the tower took place in 1996.
Before the Second World War many Jews lived in Třebíč and the Jewish quarter remained in good condition to this day. On its territory there are two famous synagogues – the 16th and 17th century buildings as well as the old Jewish cemetery.
Surrounding area of Trebic
Due to the fact that Třebíč is located in one of the most beautiful and ecologically clean areas of the Czech Republic, there are lots of routes for hiking and cycling in the vicinity of the city. In addition, you can visit also the Ptachovsky Hill and Kobylinets. And, of course there are some interesting castles: Namest-nad Oslavou, Jaromerice nad Rokytnou, Budisov.
Need more energy to discover the city? Think about these restaurants, cafes and bistros as all of them have good reviews, good prices and service level. They offer dishes from all over the world as well as delicious beverages.
- Pizzerie – Cafe Bar La Fabrika (Address: Karlovo nám. 17/11);
- Toscana Vine Bar (Address: Blahoslavova 7);
- Restaurace Molekula (Address: Velkomeziříčská 640/45);
- Phiasco bar, restaurace (Address: B. Václavka 71/6);
- Bowling Koule Třebíč (Address: Míčova 1134);
- Restaurace Bei Jing (Address: B. Václavka 212/12);
- Pivnice JEŽKOVNA (Address: Modřínová 600/1);
- Quán Viēt (Address: Chlumeckého 229/1);
- Lucky’s Vege Bistro (Address: Tiché nám. 5/3).
Where to stay
There are many places to stay to choose from and here you can pay attention to properties with the best service, amenities and the highest review score.
How to get from Prague to Trebic
You can get here by bus, train or rent a car. Here is the information about all of these means of transport.
Prague – Trebic by bus
The route by bus takes almost 3 hours and the tickets cost about 15 Euro. Take the bus line 790170 from the Florenc station to the Třebíč – Sucheniova station. Buses depart every 3 hours to check the timeline before planning a trip there.
Prague – Trebic by train
Going by train you will cover the distance in 4.30 hours. Price for one ticket is about 10-12 Euro. Take the train from Prague main station to Havlickuv Brod stop and here, change it to Jihlava station. In 30 minutes you will reach the place and then take the direct train to Trebic. You can find timetable and buy tickets here.
Prague – Trebic by car
From Prague to Třebíč, there is a good E65 route, and despite the distance of about 150 kilometers, the road will not take more than two hours. Follow the E65 until exit 353, then you need to take 351 road and follow it to the city.
Main sights in Trebic review
The city represents a unique mix of historical sights and incredible nature. That is why you will probably need a couple of day to discover it and we hope that the article will help with it. Moreover, we offer tours with a local guide who will help you to get the most out of it and feel it like the locals do!