Last modified: 2002-09-07 by jarig bakker
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755 inhabitants. The village lies at the foot of the Chřiby mountains
about 3km from Kyjov. Its name is probably
derived from an Romanic church (kostel) built at a hill outside the village.
It is a St. Wenceslas´ church built between 1030 and 1050 from firebricks
imported from Rome which makes it the oldest well preserved brick structure
in the country. A yew older than 500 years can be found in former castle
garden. There is a tradition of the Slovácko feast with an ancient custom
- beating of a dragon and good possibility to visit numerous wine cellars.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Sep 2002