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Rájec-Jestřebí


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15.6.
Friday

CAPUCINE KELLER / soprano

VIS MUSICA

DOMINIQUE VISSE / artistic leader

 
26.6.
Tuesday

CLAIRE CHEVALLIER / piano

 

We would like to invite you to the town of dahlias and camellias – to Rájec-Jestřebí. This town set amid a beautiful, almost untouched landscape offers opportunities for pleasant walks and tours of historical buildings. Rájec–Jestřebí lies in a romantic valley on both banks of the River Svitava, on the railway line between Brno and Česká Třebová. It is also known as one of the northern gateways to the Moravian Karst which is 11 km from the town. The town has over 3,600 inhabitants. The first mention of Rájec appeared in a document written by Bishop Jindřich Zdík in the 1130s. At that time, two castles stood on the banks of the Svitava under the renaissance château. Nowadays, tourists can visit the Rájec château and the château park and also admire the rare camellias, of which there is a unique collection in the château hothouse.

 

The classicist château was constructed in the French style between 1763 and 1769 by Count Antonín Karel Salm. Music has been played in the château’s main hall since time immemorial and today it will also play host to a festival concert. Over the years, domestic and foreign ensembles have performed there. The luxuriously fitted chateau interior is decorated by a collection of paintings containing works of the European baroque and romanticism. Of the château’s many rich collections, the collection of oriental porcelain and the more than 60,000 volumes in the Empire-style library stand out. The château chapel houses gravestones which were transferred there from the parish church. The amphitheatre in the middle of the château park is used as the venue for a summer festival which is popular with the public every year in June.

 

The town has a library with an exhibition hall, a primary school, a grammar school and a specialist secondary school. The school building was opened in 1908. The first records of the Rájec church date from 1350 and it was given its current appearance in 1699 by Count Roggendorf. The Chapel of Saint Anne in Jestřebí was built in 1866 and the unique belfry dates from 1813, which is born out by the year stamped on the bell. Further chapels are located in the town suburbs of Holešín and Karolín.

 

 

More information on the town and region:

The town’s official website - www.rajecjestrebi.cz

The Rájec nad Svitavou château - www.zamekrajec.cz

TV Rájec - www.rajec-tv.cz

 

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