Telc Castle

Telč, Czech Republic

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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Min S (13 months ago)
Telc and Telc Chateau are both incredible. If you are deciding on Tabor, Trebon, and Telc, definitely go with Telc as #1 of the 3. The other 2 look similar to Telc but do not quite have the charm and beauty of Telc. Facades on Telc are beautiful and the streets are extremely charming. The river surrounding the center is just awesome!! #1 Telc #2 Trebon #3 Tabor
Robert Plachý (3 years ago)
No entry, chateau under reconstruction ?
Hernan Guerrero (3 years ago)
Beautiful place. It was under renewing but still wonderful.
Justin Addison (3 years ago)
The tower is well worth a visit
Jonas Hasselrot (4 years ago)
Reconstruction will be done in 2022.
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