Matejicek Profile


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

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

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Via Appia (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 17-Jun-23

Via Appia  (T)

Though I visited Rome several times, it was still not enough to visit all the interesting places in Rome, not to mention the places around. In May 2023, I traveled to Salento region in the Southern Italy, so I took opportunity and did a stop in Brindisi. This place was the end of extended Via Appia, and the reason why Brindisi was connected to Rome was a possibility to travel to Greece and the East by sailing from the local port.

Brindisi is now important port and tourist spot. One can find however several interesting monuments spanning two millennia in the relatively small and rather unassuming historical core. The only site related to Via Appia that could be seen is its "official" end marked by giant two columns (PHOTO)

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Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 13-Jun-23

Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)

I spent Pentecost Holidays (late May of 2023) in Lecce and it was my second visit of this place. Besides Lecce, I did a half-day trip to Nardo, and also did a stop in Ostuni during my return to Bari (I enjoyed direct flights between Prague and Bari!). Together with my 2018 visit of the Salento region (visiting of Lecce and Gallipoli), I could see almost all components mentioned on the worldheritagesite webpages. However, I did a small research and no explicit list of components are provided on official UNESCO pages and anywhere at all, maybe with an exception of Basilica di Santa Croce and Cattedrale di Lecce including Piazza del Duomo, which are absolute highlights of this TWHS

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Saint-Honorat (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 26-Jul-22

Saint-Honorat (T)

I visited the Island of Saint-Honorat during my vacations in Cannes in September 2001. We did a day trip to the Lérins Islands by ferry from the port of Cannes in a same way as a lot of other tourists.  I do not remember all the details but the tour included both islands. It means bigger Sainte-Marguerite with the fortress, where a small museum was located, and nice small beaches all around the island, where we spent most of our time. We also did a short stop at the Saint Honorat Island, where the monastery is located.

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Moravian Church Settlements (G) (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 01-Feb-22

Moravian Church Settlements (G) (T)

I visited the German component of the transnational extension of Christiansfeld, Denmark, during a gloomy weekend in Fall 2004. We did a trip to Upper Lusatia (Lausitz in German), the region in Germany inhabited by Sorbian Slavic minority (Upper and Lower Lusatia were parts of the Bohemian Crown in Middle Ages). One of our first stops was Herrnhut (Ochranov in Czech, Ochranow in Sorbian language). The titles in all the languages are related to "protection". While the Slavonic ones are rather literal, the German one is more poetic and it recalls a hat of the Lord, for shielding of Brethern against their enemies, probably Catholics.

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Matejicek Czechia - 30-Nov-21


I have very nice memories to the trip to northern Greece in June 2006. I managed to visit two promising TWHS (Zagorochoria and Mount Olympus) and two excellent WHS: paleochristian monuments in Thessaloniki and the rock city with monasteries in Meteora.

To visit the Meteora site, we traveled by bus from Ioannina via Metsovo to Kalambaka/Kastraki. Then, we did a loop by walking along the asphalt road that goes through the rock city. We did stopovers to visit the Roussanou monastery (PHOTO), where we joint the guided tour, and also the Holy Trinity monastery, which we visited for free but without stepping inside. We spent a night in a tent on dry meadow full of ants in the eastern part of the rock city complex (I am not sure if it is legal now but such were the times...) Unsurprisingly, this WHS was very touristy and overcrowded by visitors. The advantage of our walking and staying at the site regime was that we were a bit incoherent with the constant flow of tourist groups in buses and cars

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Prague, Assisi, Bauhaus, Primeval beech forests
Ještěd transmitter, Lecce, Burren landscape, Sligo megalithic landscape, Carnac megalithic landscape, Tainan temples in Taiwan

Recently Visited WHS

Update 30.04.24

3 Countries Complete

Czechia . Holy See . Slovakia .

Rating Stats
Prague 5
Rome 5
Siena 5
Assisi 4.5
Sintra 4
Telc 4
Vienna 4
Arles 3.5
Avignon 3.5
Belem 3.5
Belfries 3.5
Brugge 3.5
Ferrara 3.5
Kotor 3.5
Modena 3.5
Oporto 3.5
Potsdam 3.5
Reims 3.5
Riga 3.5
Trebic 3.5
Verona 3.5
Graz 3
Pienza 3
Urbino 3
Warsaw 3
Orange 2.5
Syracuse 2.5
Vlkolinec 2.5
Nice 1.5
  1. Meteora
  2. Vlkolinec
  3. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  4. Regensburg
  5. Semmering Railway
  6. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  7. Schönbrunn
  8. Vienna
  9. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  10. St. Petersburg
  11. Siena
  12. Florence
  13. Tugendhat Villa
  14. Holasovice
  15. Kutna Hora
  16. Telc
  17. Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro
  18. Plečnik's Ljubljana
  19. Žatec – Landscape of Hops
  20. Holy Trinity Column
  21. Cesky Krumlov
  22. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  23. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  24. Prague
  25. Longobards in Italy
  26. Val di Noto
  27. Jewish-Medieval heritage of Erfurt
  28. Stoclet House
  29. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  30. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  31. Dolomites
  32. Zagori Cultural Landscape
  33. Stralsund and Wismar
  34. Old City of Berne
  35. Kotor
  36. White City of Tel-Aviv
  37. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  38. Bahá’i Holy Places
  39. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  40. Litomysl Castle
  41. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  42. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  43. Banska Stiavnica
  44. Danube Limes
  45. Danube Limes
  46. Amami-Oshima Island
  47. Gusuku of Ryukyu
  48. Urbino
  49. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  50. Val d'Orcia
  51. Caves and Ice Age Art
  52. Water Management System of Augsburg
  53. Quedlinburg
  54. Trebic
  55. Avignon
  56. Maison Carrée of Nîmes
  57. Arles
  58. Ferrara
  59. Modena
  60. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  61. The Porticoes of Bologna
  62. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge
  63. Kladruby nad Labem
  64. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  65. Žatec – Landscape of Hops
  66. Plečnik's Ljubljana
  67. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  68. Laurisilva of Madeira
  69. Primeval Beech Forests
  70. Primeval Beech Forests
  71. Primeval Beech Forests
  72. Pienza
  73. University of Coimbra
  74. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  75. Naumburg Cathedral
  76. Isole Eolie
  77. San Cristobal de La Laguna
  78. Bardejov Town
  79. Primeval Beech Forests
  80. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  81. Arab-Norman Palermo
  82. Bauhaus Sites
  83. Ravenna
  84. Great Spa Towns of Europe
  85. Etruscan Necropolises
  86. Lake District
  87. Syracuse
  88. Mount Etna
  89. Primeval Beech Forests
  90. Assisi
  91. Teide National Park
  1. Alanya (T)
  2. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  3. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  4. Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)
  5. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  6. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  7. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  8. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  9. Enclos paroissiaux du Finistère (T)
  10. European Paper Mills (from the era of hand-made paper) (Czechia) (T)
  11. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  12. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  13. Fungal Flora of Bukovské Hills (T)
  14. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  15. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  16. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  17. Iron Trail with Erzberg and the old town of Steyr (T)
  18. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  19. La Camargue (T)
  20. Late Medieval Bastioned Fortifications in Greece (T)
  21. Le noyau historique ou la 'Cuve' de Gand, et les deux abbayes qui sont à son origine (T)
  22. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  23. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  24. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  25. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  26. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  27. Minoan Palatial Centres (T)
  28. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  29. Moravian Church Settlements (Germany) (T)
  30. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  31. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  32. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  33. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  34. Nuragic monuments of Sardinia (T)
  35. Old Wastewater Treatment Plant in Prague-Bubeneč (T)
  36. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  37. Orvieto (T)
  38. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  39. Rade de Marseille (T)
  40. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  41. Route of Magellan (T)
  42. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in Portugal (T)
  43. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád (T)
  44. Saint-Honorat, Île monastique de l’archipel de Lérins à Cannes (T)
  45. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  46. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  47. Sites of Globalization (T)
  48. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  49. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  50. The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)
  51. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  52. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  53. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  54. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  55. The Fortress of Terezín (T)
  56. The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (T)
  57. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  58. The Memorial of Chatam Sófer (T)
  59. The Passage Tomb Landscape of County Sligo (T)
  60. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  61. The Spa at Luhacovice (T)
  62. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  63. Via Appia 'Regina Viarum' (T)
  64. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  65. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)

Reviewed TWHS

  1. Via Appia (T)
  2. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  3. Saint-Honorat (T)
  4. Moravian Church Settlements (G) (T)
  5. Nuragic monuments of Sardinia (T)
  6. The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)
  7. The Fortress of Terezín (T)
  8. The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (T)
  9. Domus de janas (T)
  10. Iron Trail with Erzberg and the old town of Steyr (T)
  11. The Royal Sites of Ireland (T)
  12. European Paper Mills (Velké Losiny Paper Mill) (T)
  13. Old Wastewater Treatment Plant (T)
  14. The Spa at Luhacovice (T)
  15. Kosice (T)
  16. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  17. The Memorial of Chatam Sófer (T)
  18. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  19. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  20. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  21. The city of Bergamo (T)
  22. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  23. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  24. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  25. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  26. Fungal Flora of Bukovské Hills (T)
  27. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  28. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  29. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers (T)
  30. Leuven (T)
  31. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck Nordkette Karwendel (T)
  32. Historic Centre of Parma (T)
  33. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  34. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  35. Sites of Globalization (T)
  36. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  37. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  38. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  39. Sites of Great Moravia (T)
  40. Extension of Prague WHS (T)
  41. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  42. Alanya (T)
  43. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  44. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  45. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  46. The Burren (T)
  47. La Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  48. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  49. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  50. Orvieto (T)
  51. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  52. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)