Svitavy

The town of Svitavy with the present population of 18,000 inhabitants began its history in the 12th century. Sometime in the middle of the 12th century monks from Litomyšl founded a settlement with a church along trade routes, and named it after the local stream known as Svitava.
The town of Svitavy, makes a cultural and administrative center for 26 neighboring municipalities with more than 13 thousand inhabitants.

Sights of historical importance in the nearest surroundings:

Litomyšl (20 km) - Litomyšl chateau (national cultural and UNESCO heritage). Bedrich Smetana’s birth place.

Polička (15 km) – town fortification, Bohuslav Martinů’s birth place.

Moravská Třebová (15 km) – chateau.