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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Mirek Č (2 months ago)
ok
Thomas F. Koller (12 months ago)
Nice walk in park
Michal Janovský (12 months ago)
Super..
Jan Sicha (15 months ago)
nice location woth well maintained garden (free entry). nice place to stop by....
Sam Budhdev (19 months ago)
Great for a visit, a lovely walk in the manicured garden and beyond. The castle has tours that can be booked. Also see the peacocks wondering around.
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