Buchlov was built in the first half of the 13th century. The castle was established as an important strategic point. The castle's function was economic and defensive, but the castle was also an administrative center. This administration also included royal jurisdiction, so-called hunting law. However, the original founding charter did not survive. From a construction-historical point of view, Buchlov ranks into a temporary Roman-Gothic period.
Velehrad is a village in the district of Uherské Hradiště (Zlínský kraj), 6 km northwest of Uherské Hradiště. In 2011 there lived 1 329 inhabitants and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Czech Republic. In folk tradition it is identified with the main center of Great Moravia.