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 today 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
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.