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Basilica of St. Cyrillus and Methodius

Velehrad is a village in the Uherské Hradiště District (Zlín Region) of the Czech Republic. It has a population of 1,323 and is the most important pilgrimage place in the Czech Republic. According to one tradition, in the Middle Ages (9th - beginning 10th century) it was the capital of the Slavic state of Great Moravia. In the 1990s it was visited twice by Pope John Paul II.


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