Náchod Castle

Náchod, Czech Republic

Originally a Gothic castle, founded in the mid-13th century, Náchod Castle was rebuilt in the 16th and 17th centuries during the tenure of the Smiřický family into a Mannerist castle. Its present architectural form was gained during renovations and interior modifications in the 17th and 18th centuries, when it was held by the Italian noble family of Piccolomini. The Early Baroque Spanish Hall spreads over two floors, and there are unique collections of tapestries as well as Baroque flower still lifes. Besides the Smiřickýs of Smiřic and the Piccolominis, other important owners of Náchod included the Duke of Courland and Sagan and the German princely Schaumburg-Lippe family.



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Founded: 1554-1614
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Mark Maslowski (10 months ago)
Went to the castle with a large family group. Worthwhile experience. Not as opulent as other better known castles but the tour provided a lot of insight into the Nachod region.
Małgorzata Kudlik (2 years ago)
The tourists are able to see some beautiful baroque interior furnishings.
Mat Benda (2 years ago)
Highly recommended place to visit if you have time to walk while staying in Nachod city. Starting point is at main square at city with several options. I wasn’t lucky to use standard road since there’s land work and upgrades, but detour is well marked.
Lukáš Cohorna (5 years ago)
A great place to visit in Náchod. The surrounding area would deserve a lot of improvements, renovations and general cleanup, but the château itself is nice and has a pretty unique genius loci. Hopefully, they can raise some money to do the necessary work soon.
Enrique Ros (5 years ago)
Nice castle. I was in Kudowa Zdrój, and this was one of the things to visit when you have a car available. There were beards in the low part although in winter they were hidden in their home. It is possible to go walking to the center, stare Miasto, through long, very long stairs.
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