Buchlov Castle, Buchlovice

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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.
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  • This castle was to me more like a disappointment. You now zinkasuju vas in the parking lot. If you do not want ist to explore, great food and the access to the spodneho arealu. It is the only court that does not have anything at all to be seen, and we loved the ziadny, only the chaoticka architecture of the Castle. It is a lot more krajsich castles, usetrite and namahu, and go to nedalekeho & for way».
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  • The majestic castle in front of us on the horizon ... Path. .. You can reach by car to the parking lot 200 m below the Castle or bicycle on the bike. Visitors are offered guided dishware, even for the smallest with the fairy tale. The routes are not accessible. If you choose to look only at the courtyard with galleries, restaurants and wine bar, you'll pay $20 entrance fee. Spectacular ... a view of the region.
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  • I appreciate in particular the perfect access to the Castle, because of the less mobile people can easily get this.
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  • Nice place
  • 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.
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