Matejicek Profile

I love exploring everything around me - thus, it is not surprising I am scientist. The important aspect of doing good science is to travel a lot...

All in all, I am travelling quite a lot, mostly around Europe. Since I like nature as well as bustling cities and quiete historical towns, the list of my visited sites is quite diverse.

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Mantua and Sabbioneta

Matejicek Czechia - 16-Jun-19

Mantua and Sabbioneta

I visited Mantua two times already, first, as a stop during the trip from the Garda Lake in direction to Tuscany and Umbria. My first impression from historical town located between lakes of river Mincio was quite good but not exceptional. I returned to Mantua this year, and the reason was to visit S Andrea church and Palazzo Te. I skipped Palazzo Ducale even this time because it looked too vast and expansive to me…

S Andrea is really a masterpiece, quality of which can be recognized mostly in the interior

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Centro storico di Parma (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 16-Jun-19

Centro storico di Parma (T)

Prior to my visit to Parma, I heart already about the ensemble of Tower, Baptistery and Duomo with Romanesque façade and Baroque decoration of the dome by Corregio, and, of course, about prosciutto crudo and parmiggiano reggiano… So, I was very curious. Eventualy, I was slightly disappointed by what I have seen in Parma (but definitely not by what I ate there…)

It is true that the highlight of Parma is the ensemble  of Duomo with Bell Tower and [...]

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The Porticoes of Bologna (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 16-Jun-19

The Porticoes of Bologna (T)

Bologna is very interesting town, and it reminds me a blend of Milan and Florence. The Piazza Maggiore with all the historical buildings with S Petronio basilica and Fountain of Nettuno is worth visiting and seeing. Other nice places of quite large center of Bologna are the area around the towers – Torre degli Asinelli, the University area and the churches of S Stefano, S Domenigo and S Francesco.

However, the feature nominated for inscription is not historical center of Bologna but its Porticoes. They are almost everywhere in the center. They are of diverse age, size, shape, color, material and style. The most interesting examples can be found around Torre degli Asinelli, around S Stefano, in Strada Maggiore and also directly in the Piazza Maggiore and the Quadrilatero district, but I do not know what exactly is nominated as TWHS. However, the world longest porticoes, which is mentioned in the nomination indeed, is located outside the historical walls of Bologna: It starts just behind the Porta Saragozza and goes ca. 3.5 km towards Basilica Madonna di San Luca, which is located on the top of green hill that is nicely visible from train in direction to Modena

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Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (Czech) (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 06-Jun-19

Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (Czech) (T)

From the TWHS “Ore Mountains mining landscape” that has a great chance to be inscribed on the list this year, I visited historical center of Freiberg on the German side, and all five sites nominated by Czechia: (i) Jáchymov mining landscape, (ii) Abertamy – Horní Blatná – Boží Dar mining landscape, (iii) Krupka mining landscape, (iv) Měděnec (Měďník) mining landscape, and I saw (v) Red Tower of Death from distance of few hundreds meters going by bus from Jáchymov towards Ostrov and Karlovy Vary.

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The Karlstejn Castle (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 19-Apr-19

The Karlstejn Castle (T)

Karlštejn castle is one of the top tourist destinations in Czechia, frequently visited also by locals due to the popularity of emperor Charles IV, the founder of Karlštejn. Thus, the castle is an epitome for medieval building for every Czech person. The castle was built on a limestone rock in the mid of 14th century, originally for private purposes of the emperor. But it has changed very soon, and Charles IV turned the castle to the strongbox that should protect imperial jewelry of the Holy Empire (now, it is not there)

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Profile Data

Name
Matejicek
Country
Czechia
Most Impressive
Prague, Florence, Siena, Assisi, Bauhaus, Primeval beech forests
Proposal
Lecce, Scrovegni chapel, Amami-Oshima Island etc. forests, West Bohemian Spa Triangel + Luhacovice, Karlstejn

Recently Visited WHS

Update 16.06.19
Rating Stats
Assisi 5
Oporto 5
Prague 5
Siena 5
Meteora 4.5
Arles 4
Brugge 4
Cracow 4
Kotor 4
Modena 4
Reims 4
Riga 4
Rome 4
Sintra 4
Telc 4
Vienna 4
Warsaw 4
Belem 3.5
Belfries 3.5
Ferrara 3.5
Orange 3.5
Potsdam 3.5
Trebic 3.5
Urbino 3.5
Verona 3.5
Graz 3
Pienza 3
Syracuse 2.5
  1. Alanya (T)
  2. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  3. Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, the northern part of Okinawa Island and Iriomote Island (T)
  4. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Czechia) (T)
  5. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland) (T)
  6. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Slovakia) (T)
  7. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  8. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  9. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  10. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  11. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  12. Cultural landscape of the stud farm at Kladruby nad Labem (T)
  13. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  14. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  15. Extension to the Joint World Heritage Property "Primeval Beech forests of the Carpathians (Slovak Republic and Ukraine) and the Ancient Beech forests of Germany (Germany)" (T)
  16. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  17. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  18. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  19. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  20. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  21. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  22. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  23. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  24. La Camargue (T)
  25. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  26. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  27. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  28. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (T)
  29. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (Czech) (T)
  30. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  31. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  32. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  33. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  34. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  35. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  36. Orvieto (T)
  37. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  38. Paysage culturel minier des Monts Métallifères (Erzgebirge) (T)
  39. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  40. Rade de Marseille (T)
  41. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  42. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  43. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád with the former Royal Wood in the Pilis Mountain (T)
  44. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  45. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  46. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  47. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  48. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  49. Sites of Globalization (T)
  50. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  51. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  52. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  53. The Burren (T)
  54. The city of Bergamo (T)
  55. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  56. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  57. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  58. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  59. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  60. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  61. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  62. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  63. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  64. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  65. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  66. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  67. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  68. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)

Reviewed TWHS

  1. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  2. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  3. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (Czech) (T)
  4. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  5. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  6. Cultural landscape of the stud farm at Kladruby nad Labem (T)
  7. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)
  8. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  9. Sites of Globalization (T)
  10. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  11. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  12. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland) (T)
  13. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Slovakia) (T)
  14. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Czechia) (T)
  15. Extension to the Joint World Heritage Property "Primeval Beech forests of the Carpathians (Slovak Republic and Ukraine) and the Ancient Beech forests of Germany (Germany)" (T)
  16. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  17. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  18. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  19. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  20. Alanya (T)
  21. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  22. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  23. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  24. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  25. The Burren (T)
  26. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  27. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  28. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  29. Orvieto (T)
  30. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  31. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)