was established as the settlement (Old Blansko) on the right bank of the river
Svitava. First written reference to Blansko dates back to the year 1141, when we
can see the name of Blansko in one of the documents of Olomouc bishop Jindřich
Zdík as the part of the estates of Olomouc bishopric.
In 1580 Blansko was promoted to the market-town
and in 1905 to the city by the decree issued by the emperor Franz Joseph I.
Local Renaissance castle is situated in the place
of original Gothic feudal yard, mentioned in the documents already in the 14th
century. At present time you can find there City Museum, and various cultural
events are held there. In the castle park and newly reconstructed square are
installed cast-iron statues from the steel-foundry located near-by.