Uherské Hradiště, an ancient fortress in the heart of Europe

Walls of Uherské Hradiště. Photo: Celia Pérez CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA Uherské Hradiště is located in the southeast of the Czech Republic, in the historical region of Moravia, close to the Slovak and Austrian borders. This town is the cultural heart of the Slovácko region, which can be translated as Slovak Moravia. Its name is dueSigue leyendo «Uherské Hradiště, an ancient fortress in the heart of Europe»

Saint Nicholas, venerated icon of the Czech Republic’s rich history

St. Nicholas and the demon in Uherské Hradiště. Source: Uherské Hradiště-Srdce Slovácka CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA Czech children eagerly await the arrival of St. Nicholas (Mikuláš) on the eve of December 6. On that night the saint judges whether the kids have behaved well or badly during the year. He is helped in his task bySigue leyendo «Saint Nicholas, venerated icon of the Czech Republic’s rich history»

Great Moravia, a valuable legacy from the Middle Ages

The Morava River winds its way through Uherské Hradiště. Photo: Celia Pérez CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA Located in Central Europe, the Great Moravian Empire was established as the first Western Slavic state between the years 833 and 907. This empire included present day Slovakia and the Czech Republic, southern of Poland and parts of Austria, HungarySigue leyendo «Great Moravia, a valuable legacy from the Middle Ages»