Telè is situated at the south-west tip of Moravia, half-way between Prague and Vienna. According to legend the foundation of the city is associated with the victory of the Moravian Prince Otto II over the Bohemian King Bøetislav in 1099. It was this victory that meant the building of a chapel, later to become a church, and a settlement which forms todays Staré Mìsto (Old Town). The city saw its greatest period of expansion under the rule of Zacharias of Hradec in the 2nd half of the 16th century. At the beginning of the 19th century Telè played an important role in the entire south-west region of Moravia, which was still growing with the arrival of the railway. Because the historical centre of the city, surrounded by fish ponds and city gates, has retained its unique shape over the centuries, in 1992 it was inscribed in the UNESCO List, which brought with it increased interest and a subsequent influx of tourists from around the world.
Source: UNESCO Czech heritage
University Centre Telè
The former Jesuits college building in which the Masaryk University all-university learning centre is located stands opposite the chateau across the Zacharias of Hradec Square. The centre presents Masaryk University faculties study and learning opportunities in the region. The centre offers 23 seminar rooms, 1 modern aula and 1 historic aula. The historic aula with an original vault from the 17th century is also used for special occasions. Either 100 seats in rows or 60 seats with tables can be placed in the aula.