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Kostelec (Czech Republic)
Hodonín okres, South Moravian region
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image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 31 Aug 2002
adopted 22 Jan 2001
Kostelec municipality flag
Image after Petr Exner's Vexilologický Lexikon prapori obcí ČR (2001)
- Kostelec, Hodonín district, South Moravian region - adopted 22 Jan 2001.
755 inhabitants. The village lies at the foot of the Chřiby mountains
about 3km from Kyjov. Its name is probably
derived from an Romanic church (kostel) built at a hill outside the village.
It is a St. Wenceslas' church built between 1030 and 1050 from firebricks
imported from Rome which makes it the oldest well preserved brick structure
in the country. A yew older than 500 years can be found in former castle
garden. There is a tradition of the Slovácko feast with an ancient custom
- beating of a dragon and good possibility to visit numerous wine cellars.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Sep 2002
image from this website.