Horažďovice Palace

Horažďovice, Czech Republic

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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Martin Lodl (2 months ago)
Bohumír Bednář (6 months ago)
Horažďovice Castle (the original fortress and castle) is somewhat hidden by the surrounding buildings, but whoever wants to visit it will find a way here. Today, the castle belongs to the city and it has not only a city museum, but also a widely used painted hall for various cultural events. I enjoyed the tour here and the guide's explanation not only impressed me. There is also a castle restaurant where I had a good meal. I can warmly recommend this monument for myself ??❤️.
Martina Bartošová (7 months ago)
We were enthralled by the engaging narrative of the castle's history and connections with history. We were accompanied by an elderly lady, very nice and well-read. Her interpretation would interest even total opponents of history...? The furniture poorer, but this absolutely did not affect our overall impression, which was wonderful. Also worth mentioning is a tour of the castle's surroundings. The mineral exhibition inside the building is also interesting, as well as the exhibition of photographer Carol Novák, teacher Josef Sudek. I definitely recommend it, if only because of the friendly castle staff...
Michael Wildner (3 years ago)
The facility is located directly at the city center. Looks very good and makes a very nice and neat impression
Vladyslava 94 (3 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
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