Due to the large number of architectural monuments, a rich cultural life, and the tradition of teacher training, KROMĚŘÍŽ is sometimes called ‘Hanakian Athens’. The historical centre, dominated by Velké náměstí (Large Square), was declared an urban historical reserve. The splendid Kroměříž Chateau and its beautiful gardens are considered an especially attractive and well-preserved example of Baroque palatial and garden design. The chateau itself, its ‘Flower Garden’, and the ‘Garden below the Chateau’ are on the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage sites. Last but not least, the large Archbishop’s wine cellars are worth visiting.
> 50 km east of Brno, 250 km from Prague