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Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou State Chateau

The original Renaissance Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou Chateau was built on the location of an old Gothic moated fortress. It was later rebuilt into a large Baroque chateau complex that included the parish Church of St. Margaret. The chateau is surrounded by a symmetrical, French-style garden, which gradually turns into a natural park. The chateau contains its original interiors with valuable furni

Lipnice nad Sázavou Castle

The Lipnice nad Sázavou Castle, founded in the early part of the 14th century, was one of the mightiest of the Czech castles. In the early 16th century, the castle underwent a Gothic reconstruction and later on, the structure was remodeled in a Renaissance style. The castle s chapel, which had been damaged during the raids of the Thirty-Years War, was rebuilt in the Baroque style. After

Roštejn Castle

The originally Gothic Stronghold of Roštejn was rebuilt in the 16th century and turned into a Renaissance hunting estate. After being struck by lightning in 1915, the castle suffered a major fire and it was not until the 1960 s that the property began to be slowly restored. It was finally opened to the public in 1969. The castle is currently home to a museum. Its exhibit

The Chateau Náměšť nad Oslavou

The chateau is the most important monument. It is the dominant feature of the town. A cylindrical stone tower is preserved from the original Gothic castle. Between 1565 and 1578, under the rule of Jan Starší of Žerotín, the castle was rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau according to a design by the architect Gialdi. The emblem of the Žerotín family hangs above the e

Velké Meziříčí Chateau and Museum

The most significant buildings include the chateau. The originally a Renaissance chateau, was expanded in the Baroque era, and then adapted in the neo- Gothic style. Of the various architectural styles, the Gothic Renaissance entry gate have survived. The chateau interiors are decorated with stucco and paintings and appointed with period furnishings. Today, the chateau houses the museum.

Žirovnice Chateau

An early Gothic castle, expanded in the late Gothic era and rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau, with subsequent Baroque adaptations. Its interiors and former chapel boast a set of late-Gothic frescoes. The chateau houses the collections of the municipal museum and gallery. Newly accessible is also the chateau tower, offering a view of the town and its surroundings. Permanent exhibition: b

The Chateau Granary Žirovnice: an Exposition of Rural Traditions and Crafts

The chateau granary was built in the direct vicinity to the chateau Žirovnice at the behest of František Leopold Šternberk in the early 18th century. The building underwent numerous modifications, and often served as storage space for unwanted items in the past. A complete reconstruction was completed in 2007. The bottom floor presents historical agricultural equipment, and the f

Polná Chateau

Originally a castle from the 13th century, this chateau represents a collection of architectural fragments from a diverse range of stylistic periods. In the second half of the 15th century, it was renovated in the late Gothic style. In 1584, Zacharias of Hradec had the castle reconstructed in the Renaissance style. After the Swedes burned the castle down, it was never restored to its original f

Chateau Budišov

In the 13th century, it was a water fortress, from the 16th century, it was a Renaissance residence and from the 18th century, it has been an opulent Baroque

Chateau and Town museum Chotěboř

Between 1699 and 1702, William Leopold Count Kinsky had an Italian-style estate built with four wings surrounding the central court on the site of a Gothic fo

The Chateau Žďár nad Sázavou

The chateau, an extensive and numerous complex of buildings belonging to a former Cistercian monastery, is now the property of Dr. Radoslav Kinský. The baroque bridge over the Sázava, originating from 1760, leads to the chateau. It is decorated with eight statues of the saints. The former building of the abbey and the part of monastery where permanent museum exhibitions are situat

Castle Rokštejn

(Brtnice) Rokštejn The most common destination for walks around Brtnice are the romantic ruins in the valley of the river between the villages of Panská Lhota and Přímělkov (8 km from Brtnice). The castle dates from the second half of the 13th century. Its complex building development ranks it among important medieval architectural relics from the 13th to 15th centuries. In the sec

The Castle Přibyslav

The chateau was built around 1560 by reconstructing an old Gothic castle in an Italian Renaissance style. In the 18th century, the chateau was expanded and later remodeled in a Neo-Classical style. Located in the courtyard of the chateau is the original arcaded Renaissance gallery designed as a T

The Chateau Pelhřimov

The chateau was built in the middle of the 16th century on the location of an old Gothic structure. The remains of the original structure are still evident in the cross vaults located on the ground level of the chateau. After a major fire in 1682, the chateau was rebuilt in a Baroque style. Its c

Červená Řečice Chateau

The Renaissance complex of the Červená Řečice Chateau originated with the reconstruction of the former Gothic castle. The castle was once surrounded by a water moat, part of which still survives today, that drew its water supply from the neighbouring cascade of ponds. From the late 12th

Světlá nad Sázavou Chateau

One of the most beautiful buildings in the city is the chateau that stands on the left shore of the Sázava River. Originally a fortress, the structure was modified into a chateau by Burian Trčka in 1567. Further reconstructions were begun after the Thirty Years' War by the Vernier family,

Pacov Chateau

The former castle from the 12th–13th centuries was converted into a chateau in the 1500s. In 1708, the Discalced Carmelites came to Pacov, and made the chateau into a monastery. It was expanded into its current form around the year 1719; during the reign Joseph II, the monastery was closed,

Police Chateau

The earliest history of the town, and likely the fortified farmstead in Police as well began most likely as early as the very turn of the 11th century, which has been confirmed by archaeological surveys of the area. Over the course of time, the fortress gradually grew into a small castle with a s

Jemnice Chateau

The chateau originated with the reconstruction of a squire's castle that was established most likely in the first half of the 13th century. During the war in 1943, the chateau served as a hiding place for Viennese art collections. It also served as a dormitory for students of the Vienna conservat

Zubštejn Castle Ruins

(Bystřice nad Pernštejnem) This castle was among the most important residences of the powerful lords of Pernštejn. It was built on an elongated rocky ridge on the right bank of the Svratka River, not far from the town of Pivonice, so that it could help protect the trade route that lead from Brno to Polička. The Per

Rabštejn Castle Ruins

(Dukovany) First mention of the castle in written sources dates to its sale in 1358. The property later came under the ownership of Hynek of Kunštát, nicknamed the Suchý čert (Dry Devil), who, together with Jan Sokol of Lamberk, gained notoriety for string of marauding attacks during t

Mstěnice: the abandoned medieval village and fortress

(Hrotovice) (approximately 4 km south of Hrotovice) was first mentioned in written sources in 1393. The village was destroyed in 1468 by the Hungarian army of Matthias Corvinus along his crusade to Třebíč. An archeological survey is under way, the purpose of which is to reveal what life in this medi

The Medieval Castle Orlík

(Humpolec) The medieval Orlík by Humpolec Castle was abandoned in the early part of the 17th century and the only original parts of the structure that have been preserved are the rectangular tower, the entry gate and the remains of the residential buildings and walls. There are newly built elements,

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