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Trebic Jewish Quarter: slightly disappointing

In Culture, Czech Tourism, Religion on June 26, 2010 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , ,

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There are several UNESCO-protected landmarks in the Czech Republic. The jewish quarter in the town of Trebic is one of them (since 2003). It is an interesting place to visit, but its atmosphere will leave not you breathless. According to the WHC website,

The ensemble of the Jewish Quarter, the old Jewish cemetery and the Basilica of St Procopius in Trebíc are reminders of the co-existence of Jewish and Christian cultures from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The Jewish Quarter bears outstanding testimony to the different aspects of the life of this community. St Procopius Basilica, built as part of the Benedictine monastery in the early 13th century, is a remarkable example of the influence of Western European architectural heritage in this region

…but in fact the reconstruction process does not seem to be coordinated/organised. Plus the neighborhood is not “preserved as a museum” because people live and work there and the usual aspects of everyday life (garbage cans, cars, traffic signs, etc.) cannot be avoided. Plus, in most cases the facade renovation killed the atmosphere, which is understandable because you cannot renovate a house to make it  “look like 1750’s)…

Fore more information and detailed description of the most interesting landmarks, try the virtual walk on the official website of the city

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