Poutní areál Svatý Hostýn, Bystřice pod Hostýnem
Not far from Zlín is Hostýn hill which has a history of two thousand years of settlement. It was at
the ramparts near the top of this memorable hill, that the local population was saved from the
invading Tartars. The spot has become a place of pilgrimage.
The Baroque church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary remained an active place of pilgrimage even
throughout the years of the communist regime when such acts of worschip were strongly discouraged.
In 1982, the Pope declared the chapel a minor basilic.