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Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 13th-century
Date of Inscription: 2003
Location: Europe, Czech Republic, Trebíc district, Vysocina Region
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Description: As a reminder of the co-existence of Jewish and Christian cultures from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, Trebíc still holds an ensemble of the Jewish Quarter, the old Jewish cemetery and the Basilica of St Procopius. The Jewish Quarter provides unique evidence to the different aspects of this community’s life. St Procopius Basilica which was constructed in the early 13th century as an integral part of the Benedictine monastery is a notable example of the region’s strong influence from the Western European architectural heritage. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Třebíč (German: Trebitsch) is a city in the Moravian part of the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic, with a population of approximately 40,000. The city is located on the Jihlava River. The Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This includes the old Jewish Quarter and the largely Romanesque St Procopius' Basilica that incorporates some later gothic features, including a rare example of a ten-part or 'botanical' rose window. Such designs reflect the five or ten parts of the roseaceae family flowers and fruit, based on their five sepals and petals or the usual ten segments of their fruit. Botanical rose windows contrast with more complex Gothic windows that contain more segments (usually multiples of traditional gothic units of design - three trefoil, or four quatrefoil), or are based on ancient design inspiration from forerunners of the wheel of life which is now associated with eastern religions, or may alude to the Virgin Mary. The famous Basilica originated in the early 12th century as a Benedictine monastery. It was so well endowed that it led to the establishment of a local commercial centre; the city of Trebic. The monastery was rebuilt during the reign of King Wenceslas I (1230-53), and again at the end of the fifteenth century. During the first half of the 16th century some of Trebic's historic monastic buildings were remodelled as a castle, and later renovated in baroque style. In the early eighteenth century changes were introduced to the basilica by Czech architect, Frantisek Maxmilian Kanka; windows were enlarged, buttresses added, a south-west tower was rebuilt, and a new west front with two towers was constructed in a gothicising baroque style. The historic town of Trebic, which extends on both sides of the river Jihlava, was declared a Conservation Area in 1990. The Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius Basilica with the castle and gardens, are all included within the Trebic Conservation Area. 2003- Registration of Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilika into UNESCO List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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