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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Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 17-Apr-21

Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)

This is quite interesting serial nomination of 35 pre-historic, pre-Nuraghic sites of Sardinia. Nevertheless, I was thinking intensively how to evaluate it in comparison to other archeological sites in Europe. The killing feature is enormous number of sites and rather scientific description/justification provided by the state party of Italy: They are praising unique combination of hypogeism and megalithism typical for these structures dating to 5th-3rd Millennium BC. Well, maybe yes... However, I like and support megalithic TWHS sites like Carnac in Bretagne, Ceide Fildes and future-TWHSs around Sligo in Ireland. Thus, why not Domus de Janas of Sardinia? This is the reason I change my initial thumb-down to -up for this TWHS, but we will see...

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Iron Trail with Erzberg and the old town of Steyr (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 01-Feb-21

Iron Trail with Erzberg and the old town of Steyr (T)

I visited Erzberg mine and nearby town of Eisenerz, one component of this serial TWHS, by coincidence in 2009, and I had no feeling that I have seen something that has a potential to be inscribed to the list. Actually, I was quite surprised when checking the TWHS list of Austria very recently that I found the site that I have visited!

The reason of my visit was just to have a short stay in Alps after my conference trip to Graz (quite nice WHS). I traveled with my colleagues by car, and they found quite reasonable accommodation with easy access to peaks of Styria Alps.

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The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 30-Jan-21

The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)

From this serial nomination, I visited only Rock of Cashel as most of other travelers did. In 2007, we went by car from Dublin via Glendalough (another TWHS) and Kilkenny (famous pale ale!) towards the Southwest coast.

We did a short stop in Cashel, which [...]

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Holy Trinity Column

Matejicek Czechia - 24-Jan-21

Holy Trinity Column

It is easy and at the same time difficult for me to write a review about the Holy Trinity column in Olomouc. Others have already described the monument in detail, and I am not the first and only one who thinks that Olomouc is beautiful town. Actually, it is the second biggest and valuable Czech historical town after Prague.

So, I will try putting the site into the context:

It happened in 15th Century that most of the Bohemia and Moravia was of non-catholic faith

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Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk

Matejicek Czechia - 24-Jan-21

Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk

I did an afternoon trip to Žďár nad Sázavou in July 2020, and the reason was to go to Zelená Hora again. I visited the site many times, and I can observe how this place has been changing with time: The forest obscuring the visibility of the site was cleared, the cemetery inside the area surrounded by the ambit was canceled and gravestones removed, the church interior has been meticulously restored with other reconstructions works on the way. There are also plans to reconstruct the ambit, especially the roofs with high wooden pylons on the top of the chapels, etc.

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Name
Matejicek
Country
Czechia
Most Impressive
Prague, Florence, Siena, Bauhaus, Primeval beech forests
Proposal
Lecce, Great Spas + Luhacovice, Karlstejn, Levadas of Madeira, Temples of Tainan in Taiwan
Rating Stats
Assisi 5
Prague 5
Siena 5
Meteora 4.5
Brugge 4
Cracow 4
Kotor 4
Modena 4
Reims 4
Riga 4
Rome 4
Sintra 4
Telc 4
Vienna 4
Arles 3.5
Avignon 3.5
Belem 3.5
Belfries 3.5
Ferrara 3.5
Oporto 3.5
Potsdam 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
  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. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  8. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  9. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  10. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  11. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  12. Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)
  13. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  14. Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works (T)
  15. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (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. Fungal Flora of Bukovské Hills (T)
  20. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  21. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  22. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  23. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  24. Iron Trail with Erzberg and the old town of Steyr (T)
  25. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  26. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  27. La Camargue (T)
  28. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  29. Le noyau historique ou la 'Cuve' de Gand, et les deux abbayes qui sont à son origine (T)
  30. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  31. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  32. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  33. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  34. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  35. Limes Romanus - The Roman antique monuments on the Middle Danube (T)
  36. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  37. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  38. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  39. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  40. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  41. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  42. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  43. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  44. Old Wastewater Treatment Plant in Prague-Bubeneč (T)
  45. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  46. Orvieto (T)
  47. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  48. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  49. Rade de Marseille (T)
  50. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  51. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  52. Route of Magellan (T)
  53. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in Portugal (T)
  54. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád (T)
  55. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  56. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  57. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  58. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  59. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  60. Sites of Globalization (T)
  61. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  62. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  63. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  64. The Burren (T)
  65. The city of Bergamo (T)
  66. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  67. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  68. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  69. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  70. The Memorial of Chatam Sófer (T)
  71. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  72. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  73. The Spa at Luhacovice (T)
  74. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  75. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  76. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  77. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  78. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  79. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  80. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)

Reviewed TWHS

  1. Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)
  2. Iron Trail with Erzberg and the old town of Steyr (T)
  3. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  4. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  5. Old Wastewater Treatment Plant in Prague-Bubeneč (T)
  6. The Spa at Luhacovice (T)
  7. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  8. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  9. The Memorial of Chatam Sófer (T)
  10. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  11. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  12. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  13. The city of Bergamo (T)
  14. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  15. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  16. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  17. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  18. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  19. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  20. Fungal Flora of Bukovské Hills (T)
  21. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  22. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  23. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  24. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  25. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  26. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  27. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  28. Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, the northern part of Okinawa Island and Iriomote Island (T)
  29. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  30. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  31. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  32. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  33. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  34. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)
  35. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  36. Sites of Globalization (T)
  37. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  38. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  39. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland) (T)
  40. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Slovakia) (T)
  41. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Czechia) (T)
  42. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland) (T)
  43. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  44. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  45. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  46. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  47. Alanya (T)
  48. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  49. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  50. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  51. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  52. The Burren (T)
  53. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  54. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  55. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  56. Orvieto (T)
  57. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  58. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)