Buchlov was built in the first half of the 13th century. The castle was founded as an important strategic point. The castle’s function was economic and defensive, although the castle was also an administrative centre. This administration included Royal jurisdiction, so-called hunting rights. Its original charter, however, has not been preserved. From an architectural and historic perspective, Buchlov belongs to the transitional Romanesque-Gothic period.
Velehrad is a village in the Uherské Hradiště District (Zlín Region), 6 km northwest of Uherské Hradiště, In 2011, it had a population of 1 329 and it is the location of one of the most important places of pilgrimage in the Czech Republic. In folk tradition, it is identified as the principal centre of Great Moravia.