17. 6. 2013

"The Zlín Region will recapitulate the preparations that have taken place so far, introduce the structure of project management with the involvement of partners and other steps leading to certification within the program called "Cultural Paths of the Council of Europe". By achieving certification of the European cultural path of Saints Cyril and Methodius, the region strives to continue the legacy of this year's anniversary in the years to follow. Thus, the extraordinary European meaning of Velehrad for the whole Europe would be made visible. That would be the first certified cultural path with the center in the Czech Republic," the regional councilor for culture and tourism, Ladislav Kryštof, said.

Expert guarantors from educational and cultural institutions – Charles University in Prague, Museum of Moravian Slovakia in Uherske Hradiste, Palacky University in Olomouc, Regional Art Gallery in Zlín and also East Moravian Tourist Authority are ready to inform participants about strategies of fulfilling partial goals of the pilgrims' path within five spheres:

1) Cooperation in research and development
2) Strengthening of awareness, history and European cultural heritage
3) Cultural and educational exchange of young Europeans
4) Contemporary cultural and artistic practice
5) Cultural tourism and sustainability of cultural development

The second day of the international meeting offers an optional trip that will familiarize its participants with the legacy of both saints as well as with church tourism and the legend, Tomáš Bata. Visitors will see the Bata skyscraper in Zlín and new expositions of the BAŤA INSTITUTE as well as the Baroque church in Štípa.

The aim of the international project is to interconnect historically significant places of pilgrimage connected with the journeying of the Solun brothers and their disciples, and to promote competitiveness of European cities and regions in accordance with contemporary trends of sustainable cultural and church tourism.

The conference is co-financed by the Operational Fund of Interregional Cooperation (INTERREG IV C).


29. 6. 2013

Press Conference to the Days of the People of Goodwill in Pictures

On Thursday 27th June 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Exposition on the second floor of Baťa's skyscraper a press...

27. 6. 2013

Building Bridges with Christ: Czechs and Germans - Neighbors

In the year when the Czech Republic and Slovakia commemorate the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of the...

25. 6. 2013

Official Commemorative Medals Minted on the Occasion of the 1150th Anniversary of the Slavic Mission

On the occasion of the 1150th anniversary of the Slavic mission to Great Moravia, an official commemorative...

20. 6. 2013

Children have Taken the Way of the Two Brothers, Almost 3 Thousand Pictures have Arrived

Every year, since 2006, an art contest for children aged 3 to 11 titled "The Way of the Two Brothers" has been...

18. 6. 2013

Invitation to Velehrad Film Seminar

Roman Catholic parish Velehrad invites all those interested in film to the Velehrad spiritual film seminar.

17. 6. 2013


ZLÍN, VELEHRAD – Already second international conference on the project titled "European Cultural Path of...

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  • Here are our roots.

    (Blessed John Paul II, 22nd April 1990, Velehrad)

    They wanted to become part of those nations and to share their destiny in everything. Here, in this place, at Velehrad, in Moravia, we can feel the historical legacy of the kingdom in a peculiar way – we can feel even those who became its keepers and guardians.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • For us, people of the present age, their apostolate contains even the elocution of the ecumenical appeal, i.e. to build unity again, in a peaceful reconciliation, which later after their deaths was heavily damaged, and in the first place the unity between the East and the West.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • Their work is also a very important contribution to the growth of the common Christian roots of Europe, which by their firmness and viability create one of the main contact points, which must be respected by every serious attempt at reunification of our continent in a new and topical way.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • The story of both brothers, Cyril and Methodius, is a distinct example of unity.

    Saints Cyril and Methodius contributed, to a great extent, to the building of Europe, not only regarding its Christian religious community but also concerning its civil and cultural unity.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

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