The Gothic castle of Telč was built in the second half of the 14th century by the lords of Hradec. At the end of the 15th century the castle fortifications were strengthened and a new gate-tower built. In the middle of the 16th century the medieval castle no longer satisfied Renaissance nobleman Zachariáš of Hradec, who had the castle altered in the Renaissance style. The ground floor was vaulted anew, the façade decorated with sgraffito, and the state apartments and living quarters received stucco ornamentation together with trompe l'oeil and chiaroscuro paintings in 1553. The counter-reformation brought the Jesuits to the town, who built the church of Name of Jesus in 1666-1667, according to the plans of Domenico Orsi. The column of the Virgin and the fountain in the centre of the square date from the 18th century.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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richard jennings (2 years ago)
Absolutely stunning small town indescribably beautiful with a glorious cobbled town square surrounded by unique painted houses. This manor house is beautiful with numerous architectural features. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit this location
Roy M. (3 years ago)
Great castle. The guided tour was expensive but worth the money.
Rakesh Kapahi (3 years ago)
Very calm less populated village like atmosphere. Fresh fruits gardens of apple, peach, berries. Jungle area good to go
Friedrich Zettl (3 years ago)
Nice place to visit. Worth climbing the tower as you have a wonderful view over Telc.
Parichay Mehta (3 years ago)
It doesn't matter if you know Czech Republic's history or not. Chateau & its history is definitely interesting & preserved nicely. You can take some wonderful pictures here & there's a lot from old times to observe & understand.
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