Lysá nad Labem Castle

Lysá nad Labem, Czech Republic

Lysá nad Labem was firstly mentioned in the Chronica Boemorum, with its existence mentioned in 1034. In the 13th century, a castle was built here and until the reign of the Luxembourgs, the town was property of the Czech queens. Since 1291, there has been evidence of Lysá being a town. In that year, Queen Judith of Habsburg issued a charter to unite the settlements of the Lysá estate into one economic unit.

During the Hussite Wars the town suffered a lot. At the turn of the 15th and 16th century, the Smiřický family of Smiřice rebuilt the dilapidated castle into a late-Gothic castle. In 1548, Emperor Ferdinand I added Lysá to the intimate dominion as a hunting centre. After a large fire, he had the castle rebuilt in the Renaissance style.

The sustainable development of the town was stopped by the Thirty Years' War. In 1647, Lysá was acquired by the empire general Johann von Sporck and then the town began to flourish. After the general's death, his son Franz Anton von Sporck began to reign. He made the most important changes in 1696 when the Augustinian monastery was restored and the new parish church and the Chapel of Three Kings were built.


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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic


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Ruslan Smoliuk (14 months ago)
Łukasz Kalbarczyk (2 years ago)
Charming place, despite cold (it was -4) I really enjoyed walk in palace complex. The view from monastery is impressive.
Doan Dan (2 years ago)
Very nice english and french garden + castle in small city 30 km from Prague
Mirage Cz (3 years ago)
Huge and nice park with free entrance
Jean Willis (3 years ago)
Very nice winter day with few people. :-)
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