Its area of 2.2 hectares makes it one of the largest squares in the Czech Republic. It is decorated with three renaissance houses, in the middle of the square there is the statue of St. Cyril and Methodius. The square serves as a place of markets, fairs and various folk festivals and cultural events.
The extensive marketplace was founded at the turn of the 1260s and 1270s. Around the gradually expanding city, in 1335, stone walls were built, supplemented with moats, defensive bastions and outposts. The promising development of the Gothic town went to rack and ruin in 1468, when the city was destroyed during the wars between George of Poděbrady and Matthias Corvinus and burnt down by Hungarian troops.
On the ruins, the locals built a new town, this time in the Renaissance style. However, a number of devastating fires left their marks, the largest of them in 1822 destroyed the vast majority of the town, including the top of the town tower. Renaissance shields had to be torn down because of the risk of accidental fall. Only the sgraffito decoration of three houses remained. Until 1887, there used to be three fountains on the square.
TIC Národní dům offers guided tours of Charles Square. There are three circles:
- Charles Square – guided tour of Charles Square and a visit to the Charles Square Model in the Pasáž Theatre
- Charles Square and Town Tower - guided tour of Charles Square, seeing the town tower and visit to the Charles Square Model.
- Charles Square and Exhibition Gallery - guided tour of Charles Square, seeing the FRANTA Exhibition or Painted House Gallery and a visit to Charles Square Model.
Guided tours are organized by TIC Národní dům. Guide service is provided within the opening hours of the TIC Národní dům on the basis of a previous order.
TIC Národní dům
|Karlovo náměstí 58/47, 674 01 Třebíč
|tel.: +420 568 610 021
Charles Square is freely accessible.
If you are interested in a guided tour, contact the staff of TIC Národní dům. Guide service is provided within the opening hours of the TIC Národní dům on the basis of an order at least 3 days in advance for a minimum of 5 people. The price of the tour is based on the circuit chosen.