A Journey from the Renaissance to the Baroque


Set off on a journey full of discovery and fun!

New animated clips about the project can be found at the following links:

A 1.5 km historical-educational trail awaits you in Moravská Třebová. Its creation is linked to the renovation of the important architectural and artistic structures that are part of the trail. The trail traces a journey from the Renaissance heart of the city to the Baroque hilltop above Moravská Třebová.

Created for the general public, this project primarily provides better accessibility to the Baroque monuments outside the city fortifications which, for decades, could be reached only by a dusty road of poor quality.

The project is based on the Renaissance philosophy of humanism. One can encounter Renaissance humanism virtually all across Moravia. Moravská Třebová is one of the most important showcases of this era. The project is extremely important not only from a tangible standpoint in that it brought about the renovation of Renaissance and Baroque monuments and the development of château gardens perfect for relaxation and regeneration. Renaissance thought and philosophy—the spirit of the Renaissance linked with a specific place and specific people—also play an important role in the project. The creators of the project drew their inspiration from one of the greatest philosophical works in the world, the book by John Amos Comenius entitled, Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart. The symbolism of the irreversible passage of time, the labyrinth, and the characters of Searchall Ubiquitous, the Pilgrim, and Delusion dominate the work.

On their travels along the Journey from the Renaissance to the Baroque, tourists will not only discover unique architectural monuments, history, and old culture; they will also encounter Renaissance philosophy transferred to the present.

The project’s grand opening took place on 11 May 2013 in the château courtyard in Moravská Třebová.

The entire project is divided into several parts:

  • Construction
  • Restoration
  • Entrance gate
  • Project promotion
  • Educational publications
  • Informational kiosks
  • 3D digital model
  • Film and clips

Revitalisation of cultural-historical and technical monuments that are directly linked to the development of tourism in the region. Seven listed structures were revitalised within the project:

  • château, château gardens,
  • fortifications below the castle (ramparts),
  • the “Schody mrtvých” (“Stairs of the Dead”) leading to Křížový vrch Hill,
  • Lapidarium on Křížový vrch Hill,
  • renovation of chapel no. III in the Křížový vrch Hill complex,
  • renovation of chapel no. IV in the Křížový vrch Hill complex,
  • Calvary sculptures.

A new entrance gate was built:

The Gate of Time:

The spatial sculpture built next to the car park below the château forms the axis of Bránská Street running north-south according to designs by architect Markéta Veselá. The interior space of the gate comprises a timeline of important dates in the history of the city of Moravská Třebová. The timeline listing the dates winds in a spiral along concrete sleepers and the ribs of the gate. The exterior square shape of the gate is juxtaposed against an interior dynamic curve. These lines insinuate the shift in artistic expression and thought from the more straightforward depictions of the Renaissance to the more curved shapes of the Baroque.

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Created 4.7.2013 11:17:04 - updated 7.9.2015 9:59:18 | read 8832x | ernest