The Horažďovice château is situated on the location of a Gothic fortress built in the 13th century by the Bavarians of Strakonice. In 1292, King Wenceslas II elevated Horažďovice to town status. In 1483, the local demesne became the property of the House of Švihovský of Rýzmberk, which rebuilt the Gothic castle into a Renaissance château. The only remnants of this reconstruction are a small inner courtyard with arcades and fresco paintings and a two-storey château tower.

Under the administration of Půta Švihovský, namely in 1503, water mains from Prácheň were established. They were in use until 1932. Following the Battle of White Mountain (1620), the demesne was seized from the House of Švihovský and acquired a new owner: In 1622 it was bought by Adam of Šternberk. In 1681-1692, the Šternberks rebuilt the château in Baroque style according to the designs of the Italian architect Solomini.

The result was the birth of the Large Hall with fresco paintings, the walling up of the arcades in the courtyard and the building of a château chapel and farm premises. In 1834, the demesne became the property of the Counts of Kinský of Vchynice and Tetov, who did not make any major adaptations. After the World War II, in 1945, the demesne was appropriated.



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Founded: 1681
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Czech Republic


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Michael Wildner (2 years ago)
The facility is located directly at the city center. Looks very good and makes a very nice and neat impression
Vladyslava 94 (2 years ago)
On July 27, 21 we went there with my daughter and we really liked it. The small chateau is cozy and has an interesting history. The staff of the cashier is pleasant, helpful and smiling, and the young lady who took us through the castle yesterday with an explanation pleasant and sympathetic. The atmosphere that you want to sit in the large hall and view everything in peace and relax. There is also an interesting exhibition of the Jitex brand, which even attracted my daughter. Thank you and we wish the most satisfied customers
Radko Centrum of Culture and Entertainment (2 years ago)
An undemanding trip for culture would still characterize Horažďovice Chateau, which is 10 minutes from the Horažďovice train station. For a little money it offers quite a lot. And a short but nice tour of the castle with an ascent to a smaller tower. And quite a big two exhibitions and a smaller Gallery. What makes it quite a relaxing and interesting cultural palette that is definitely worth a visit to the Chateau in Horažďovice. Pleasant and helpful staff and take pictures May more or less everywhere I give an extra star.
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