Chateaus and castles

Ruin of Trosky Castle

Troskovice

The strange ruin of what was once a Gothic castle, founded at the end of the 14th century by the family of Vartenberk, has become the main symbol of the region of Český ráj.

Sychrov Chateau

Sychrov

The original Baroque chateau of Sychrov was renovated in the neo-classic and neo-gothic style. Its romantic look comes in particular from Josef Pruvota, royal architect.

Ruin of Valečov Castle

Bosen

The ruin of Valečov Castle is one of the dominant elements of Český ráj.

Humprecht Chateau

Sobotka

The Humprecht Chateau was built in the 1666-68 period to an order by Jan Humprecht Černín of Chudenice; the design comes from a famous architect named Carlo Lugaro.

Ruin of Frýdštejn Castle

Frydstejn

The preserved ruin of a rock castle rises above the valley of the Jizera River. The typical watch tower is a beautiful dominant feature of the Maloskalsko area.

Kost Castle

Libosovice

Kost Castle is one of the best-preserved Czech castles from the late Gothic period. It was founded in the mid 14th century by Beneš of Vartemberk.

Valdštejn Castle

Turnov

Valštejn Castle is situated at the western edge of the Hruboskalsko rock formation. It was founded in the mid 13th century by the noble family of Markvartice, whose later successor was Albrecht of Valdštejn, the famous military leader.

Pecka Castle

Pecka

In the 16th century, the originally Gothic castle was rebuilt in a representative Renaissance chateau. The best-known and most significant owner was Kryštof Harant of Polžice and Bezdružice (1564-1621), the famous traveller, writer and musician.

Mnichovo Hradiště Chateau

Mnichovo Hradiste

The originally Renaissance chateau, built by Václav Budovec of Budova, was passed in the hands of Albrecht of Valdštejn after the Battle of White Mountain.

Hrubý Rohozec Chateau

Turnov

The Hrubý Rohozec Chateau belongs among the dominant elements and oldest building monuments of the Turnovsko region.

Dětenice Chateau

Detenice

The Dětenice Chateau is situated some 70 km to the northeast of Prague, at the edge of Český ráj.

Ruin of Kumburk Castle

Syrenov

At the beginning of the 14th century, the noble family of Vartemberk ordered the building of a castle on the cone-like hill near Nová Paka, it was originally called Goldenberk or Kolmburk, today`s Kumburk.

Castle and chateau Staré Hrady near Jičín

Stare Hrady

The castle and chateau of Staré Hrady near Jičína is a unique Renaissance group of buildings with figural sgraffito. The first mention dates back to 1340. It was originally a Gothic castle, with the characteristic elements created in the shop of Petr Parléř, with an adjacent Renaissance chateau and bailey.

Stránov Chateau

Jizerni Vtelno

Stránov Chateau is located in the village of Jizerní Vtelno near Mladá Boleslav.

Ruin of Vranov Castle - Pantheon

Mala Skala

Vranov Castle, built on the steep rock cliff high above the Jizera River at the beginning of the 15th century, was one of the last castles built in the region.

Valdštejn Chateau, Jičín

Jicin

The chateau in Jičín was built after 1608; 12 years later, it caught fire after an explosion, and was seriously damaged. Under Albrecht of Valdštejn, in 1633, it was newly built in the Baroque style.

Mladá Boleslav Castle

Mlada Boleslav

The beginning of the history of the castle dates back to the 2nd half of the 10th century. At that time, there was an ancient fort that occupied nearly the whole area of today`s Staré Město.

Ruin of Rotštejn Castle

Turnov

Rotštejn is a ruin of a rock castle founded before 1300. It is located at the southeastern part of the Klokočské Skály.

Ruin of Zvířetice Castle

Bakov nad Jizerou

The ruin of an early-Gothic castle built in the 14th century. It was protected from three sides with a high bank and strong ramparts.

Hrubá Skála Chateau

Hruba Skala

The Renaissance chateau was built on sandstone at the point where a medieval castle built in the 14th century used to be. In 1804, a park in the English style was added; in 1859 the chateau was regothicized.

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