Originally a royal water keep founded in the 13th century on the crossroads of
several busy trade routes. It obtained its current appearance in thr 16trh century,
when the chateau as well as the town center were rebuilt. This development was
in part the work of the Jesuit order, which then had a significant presence in
the town. Beside the chateau and its park, among the most important monuments
is the square a unique complex of Renaissance and Baroque houses. The houses
arcades and gables were built according to a integrated plan. Music and visual
arts play an important role in Telès contemporary life. Cultural
events: International folklore festival; French-Czech music academy.
Telc is best reached from the Praha Brno Vienna highway. Other connections
include the regional bus and rail network.