Trip Litomysl

It is the most important Renaissance monument in the Czech Republic and a wonderfull example of the Italian Renaissance architecture style.The first mention of the original wooden castle goes back to the 12th century. After the Hussite wars it was rebuilt into a stone castle. The Renaissance chateau was built in the 16th century under the rule of the Pernstejn dynasty, whose family member was given the castle and estate as a feudatory from the Emperor Ferdinand. After the Pernstejn dynasty also the Trauttmansdorff, Valdstein and Thurn-Taxis dynasties had been owners of the estate.The castle’s two floors and its 4 wings enclose the quadrangle. The whole atmosphere is completed by beautiful arcades. Despite of some construction works in the 18th century, the unique Renaissance sgraffito facades and frontispieces decoration have been preserved, so we can still admire the small paintings in the shape of letters. The same sgrafito technic was used while making figural scenes showing the Roman emperor Constantin. Interiors offer a collection of the Empire furniture as well as sets of whiteware from Berlin, Wiena and Meissen. The huge basement is also worthseeing. The chateau is surrounded by an extensive garden and several farm-buildings in the Baroque style.

Opening hours

April, October Sut, Sun - Ne 9.00 - 4.00 (weekends and public holidays only)
May - September: Tue - Sun 9.00 - 5.00

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