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The Buchlov castle is a royal castle that, along with Bare Hill and Saint Barbara’s Chapel, belongs to the points of interest in the Chřiby mountains in southeastern Moravia, Czech Republic.HistoryThe castle was built approximately in the first part of the 13th century, but archaeological finds suggest that the area around Buchlov castle was settled in the oldest periods of civilization. The function of the castle was defensive, agricultural and administrative as well.The first form of the castle had a similar ground-plan as buildings of that era. It was created by two massive prismatic towers situated on opposite parts of a rocky plateau. A high palace on the southern part of the yard was built at the same time and it was surrounded by a wall. The second construction period occurred in the 1370s. Another tower was built and on the second floor of this tower there was a chapel that held the most valuable objects of early Gothic architecture of the day.There is an opinion that a model for this chapel was one of French royal chapels. Unfortunately, during later capturing of Buchlov Castle by armies of Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus in the second half of the 15th century, the chapel was destroyed to the point that it was abandoned. It was replaced by two large rooms serving as store and depository. And although the castle was a permanent possession of a king until the 16th century, it was often given in pawn to aristocratic clans. Nobles of Cimburk owned it at the end of the 15th century. At that time a representative chivalric hall was built. In the year 1511 the castle was given to a private holder, and from the 16th to 18th century various Moravian clans changed its ownership. The most important were the nobles of Žerotín, Zástřizl and Petřvald. Constructional work continued in Renaissance style. Some parts of the castle were added in baroque style. However, in 1701, the Buchlovice Castle was finished and in 1751 the owners, the Berchtold noble family, occupied it for more than two centuries.Put Buchlov Castle on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Buchlovice vacation generator.
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The Buchlov Hotel and Castle was a great place to be able to mix culture with long walks and just having a relaxing time. I really enjoyed my stay in this location more »
Although there is entrance fee the main part of the castle and the tower are closed for visitors. Inside the walls you can find nothing worth visiting, except small shops and a restaurant. Waste of ti... more »
A nice place for medieval fortress. One can choose different type of tour through castle, from lower prices tickets to higher prices. But, it is not cheap place. Parking is payed, and refreshent a lit... more »
Not much to see here. Still nice view from the top tower.
Not worth to spend your money for it, nothing interesting inside.
Gothic castle from the 13th century with last major rebuilding done in the 15th century. The castle is very well preserved. The main tour is quite long but very interesting and ends at the tower with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. There is quite a lot of facilities at the castle including a restaurant.
Nice, but there are nicer in Czech Rep.
Aleš VintrlíkPaid entry to the courtyard, which is small and there's nothing there. Paid the parking lot. Visit sometimes on weekdays after noon. I stayed only briefly, and the food I went elsewhere. I recommend the Buchlov Castle, rather he is really a very nice and beautiful garden.
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