Do you want to go down in history? Wondering how our ancient ancestors lived? Then visit the Archeoskanzen Modrá, which is located near the famous pilgrimage site of Velehrad, about 7 kilometers from Uherské Hradiště.
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Interesting facts Archeoskanzen Modrá
The archaeological open-air museum in the village of Modrá was built in a single year and in 2004 it opened its doors to visitors. It stands on the site where people lived in ancient times, in the 5th century BC it was the Celts, in the 4th century AD Germans and in the 8th-12th century after the Slavs. An open-air museum is dedicated to them and visitors can see how the Slavs lived during the Great Moravian Empire.
The Archeoskanzen is a housing estate with a palisade fortification. All buildings and exhibitions are based on real archaeological finds from this area of Central Moravia. These buildings are partially sunk into the ground and built into functional units. At the beginning there is an entrance gate and towers. This is followed by residential and farm buildings, a power complex, a craft complex and a church complex with Slavic idols. In addition to a tour of the buildings and their equipment, you can also try various old crafts, taste the dishes that our ancestors ate, look at the original crops in the fields and farm animals that you will find in the corrals.
Remains of the foundations of the Great Moravian Church of St. were discovered during excavations near the area on the hill. John the Baptist from the turn of the 8th and 9th centuries and next to them was built his probable replica, which has been accessible since 2000. This church can be used as an interesting place for your wedding. Even though only civil weddings are held here, up to dozens of fiancés use it every year.
Archeoskanzen Modrá is open from the beginning of May to the end of October every day, in March and April except Mondays and during the winter only by appointment. During the season, various interesting events take place here, from historical battles and rituals, through concerts and theater performances to various educational events.
Author: Martina Limbergová