Libochovice castle is one of the most significant Early-Baroque castles in the Czech Republic. The castle stands at the place of the former Gothic fort, rebuilt by the new owner Jan z Lobkowicz in 1560-1564 to a Renaissance castle. At the end of the 16th century, the castle was confiscated and belonged to the royal family. In 1613, the Libochovice demesne was bought by the High Burgrave Adam ze Štenberka. The House of Šternberk sold the castle in 1676 to Gundakar z Dietrichsteina, who had the castle rebuilt into a Baroque style in 1682-1690. Architect and builder was Antonio della Porta.

In 1685, the decorative gardens were established at the chateau subject to French style gardens. After 1853, the gardens were extended and were changed to the Englisch style gardens. The castle offers exhibition of the interior furnishings of the period with the collections of valuable tapestries, glass, porcelain and a unique Baroque tile stove. The chateau is also famous as being a birthplace of a significant Czech scientist Jan Evangelista Purkyně.

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Founded: 1560-1564
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Паша Цомпель (18 months ago)
Great park for a walk in a weekend.
Josefína Pacovská (2 years ago)
I really love it here
Sean Dunker-Bendigo (2 years ago)
Beautiful little town and Castle off the typical tourist path.
Mykyta Skuratov (2 years ago)
Nice castle to see if you are around. Old but there are just two rooms that attract the interest. Saturn's hall is amazing, especially if you are into astrology a bit. Other rooms are not so interesting. Has a nice garden. However as the garden as the castle are quite neglected and need a fundamental renovation
Natalia Danilovich (2 years ago)
They say that it’s one of the favorite places for filmmakers in Czech Republic. And it is indeed a very beautiful early-baroque castle with very nice green park designed in French style. This castle exists from the 17th century and is a National Cultural Heritage. It is worth to take an excursion inside, interior is very impressive. When you plan a visit, it’s better to make a reservation for an excursion and also check on their website if castle isn’t closed on that day because of filmmaking.
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