|ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA||CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Vysočina||Highlands (Jihlava) region|
Pacov, situated at an elevation of 557 m in the western part of the Pelhřimov district of the Vysočina region, was founded in the late 13th century.
The deanery church of St. Michael (děkanský kostel sv. Michaela) [left, no. 923 and right, no. 4318: background right] was built in Gothic style around 1350, remodelled during the 15th and early 16th century, and renovated in 1737.
The church of St. Wenceslas (kostel sv. Václava) [left, no. 923, and right, no. 4318: background left] was built at the beginning of the 18th century after the castle of Pacov had become a monastery of the Discalced Carmelites in 1908. Its dedication refers to St. Wenceslas (Duke Wenceslaus I of Bohemia), the main patron saint of Bohemia. After a large fire in 1727, the church was restored until 1732. After the dissolution of the monastery in 1732 it served various purposes. From 1947 until 1974 it was used as a chapel by the Czechoslovak Hussite Church.
The castle and former monastery today is used as a museum, devoted mainly to the founder of modern Czech lyrics,
Antonín Sova (1864–1928).