If you are an architecture lover and you love fortified structures then you will definitely love the world capital of castles, Czech Republic. This small landlocked Central European country is home to “over hundreds of magnificent, grand castles and palaces that will make you feel like you are living in a wonderland. Europe’s western country is a place full of children’s fairytale mansions and royal residences. These castles in the Czech Republic are generally surrounded by gardens, forests, waterfalls and ancient statues.
10 best castles in czech republic
Some castles in the Czech Republic serve as exhibition halls and excellent venues for wedding ceremonies, some are hotels while others offer convenience, amazing cuisine, fairways and golf courses. If you are planning to visit the Czech Republic, you are likely to be fascinated by the architecture and history of this city. Although some havelis remain closed during the winter season, the exteriors of these havelis can be seen throughout the year. Below is a list of the best mansions in the Czech Republic that you should not miss.
1. Karlstein Castle
Located about 30 km south-west of Prague, Karlštejn Castle is one of the most popular castles in the Czech Republic. The palace was founded by the Czech ruler and Roman emperor Charles IV as a place of accumulation of treasures, sacred relics and perfect gems. The castle was restored to all its former glory, making it one of the most visited places surrounded by countryside views. Here you will find replicas of the Czech royal gems as well as royal gems of the Holy Roman Empire.
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2. Prague Castle
Prague is the most visited place in Europe and travelers visiting Prague never forget to visit this palace, making it the most visited place in the country by any means. Here you will find royal residences, historical centers and gardens where tourists can wander throughout the day. It is one of the most prominent palace buildings on the planet and is open all year round. From here you can enjoy one of the spectacular views of Prague.
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3. Cesky Krumlov Castle
It is located near Prague Castle and is the second largest citadel in the country. This is another UNESCO site in the Czech Republic located on top of the wonderful town of Cesky Krumlov. The Gothic mansion consists of forty building structures consisting of five yards and a park spread over an area of seven hectares. The mansion’s wonderful Baroque garden dates back to the seventeenth century and is arranged on a slope. In the Castle Garden, you will find a fountain with hedges and flower gardens. There is also an excellent Baroque-style planter that is undoubtedly worth a visit.
4. Hluboka Castle
With 140 luxuriously illuminated rooms and 11 great towers; This castle is a neo-Gothic gem most visited by romantic couples and people who love history. Hluboká Castle is a national cultural monument and is considered one of the most delightful castles in the Czech Republic. You will find the interior of the palace beautifully decorated, with the walls and ceilings of the main story adorned with beautiful decorations and paintings of silver and porcelain. The most valuable furniture items are decorated with painted Chinese vases of the eighteenth century.
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5. Chateau Refrigerator
It is one of the most beautiful English Neo-Gothic buildings in Europe, located in the city of Lednice in South Moravia. The complex includes greenhouses, ponds and a unique tall tower. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, this palace is made up of unique nature-themed Chinese wallpapers, more significant furniture items and stunning staircases cut from wood.
6. Bouzov Castle
The interiors of the mansion are made of rich canvas and carvings. Built in the 14th century, this castle is one of the most famous castles in the Czech Republic, offering costume and extra evening tours through its fully furnished rooms. Its most important parts are a neo-Gothic chapel and a Gothic altar.
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7. Kromerij Archbishop’s Castle
Currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this palace is considered to be a picturesque palace with beautiful interiors. Adjacent to the royal residence is a stunning and extensive garden with a small zoo. The castle has different towers from where you can enjoy stunning views of the entire city of Kromaris.
8. Coast Castle
Coast Castle is the best-preserved Gothic castle in the Czech Republic, nestled in a dense forest. Coast Castle keeps most of its unique charm. It is situated in a mesmerizing view of forests and sandstone rocks, which is called the Bohemian Paradise because of its charm. It is built on a low projection over a system of fish ponds, whose dams were breached amid exposure, turning it into a moated palace.
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9. Orlik Castle
Once home to Field Marshal Charles Philip, the commander of the allied armed forces against Napoleon at the Battle of Leipzig, the castle has been home to many Bohemian rulers for hundreds of years. Orlik was transformed from a wooden fortress into Gothic stone in the fourteenth century, then rebuilt in Renaissance style and, finally, in Neo-Gothic style in the nineteenth century. The palace features preserved rooms of the Schwarzenberg family as well as authentic occasions from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.
10. Valtis Castle
This palace dates back to the 12th century and is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A guided tour of the main floor highlights the Baroque style of the previous owners’ feature rooms, and the chapel is one of the Czech Republic’s most exquisite churches. The interiors of the palace are decorated with stucco decorations, and the walls and ceilings are beautifully painted. The palace complex includes a romantic 19th-century building complex as well as an 18th-century outdoor theatre.
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After visiting the most beautiful mansions in the Czech Republic, this article will have shown you that there are more great places to visit in this country than just Prague. Travel across the country and see some beautiful fairy-tale mansions in the Czech Republic,
There are many motivations for visiting the Czech Republic; However, there is no doubt that the palace is on top priority on the visitors’ list. Even if your interest is in medieval history, Czech castles have something for everyone. What are you waiting for? Book your Euro travel with TourTravelHotels and experience the best of the West!
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