Kroměříž Archbishop's Palace, Kromeriz

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  • I was in the garden in different dates/May, September/, but in terms of colour after mid-October it is a colorful concert. At that time, however, the excursion train is no longer working, but the walk is probably even more suitable.
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  • Weather was perfect, when we visited this place and weather component is important, since gardens are outside. If it would be cold and rainy, I would probably go just to palace. Palace is nice and it ...  more »
  • I went from Brno by Flixbus. The number of buses was small, so I went there in the morning and planned to go back in the afternoon, so I couldn't see the world heritage garden, but I was able to participate in a guided tour of the castle. English texts will be passed on a czech commentary tour.
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  • I loved this town! Quaint and not full of tourists. Beautiful garden.
  • The Kroměříž Castle in Kroměříž, Czech Republic, used to be the principal residence of the bishops and (from 1777) archbishops of Olomouc. The first residence on the site was founded by bishop Stanislas Thurzo in 1497. The building was in a Late Gothic style, with a modicum of Renaissance detail. During the Thirty Years' War, the castle was sacked by the Swedish army (1643). It was not until 1664 that a bishop from the powerful Liechtenstein family charged architect Filiberto Lucchese with renovating the palace in a Baroque style. The chief monument of Lucchese's work in Kroměříž is the Pleasure Garden in front of the castle. Upon Lucchese's death in 1666, Giovanni Pietro Tencalla completed his work on the formal garden and had the palace rebuilt in a style reminiscent of the Turinese school to which he belonged. Interiors of the palace were extensively used by Miloš Forman as a stand-in for Vienna's Hofburg Imperial Palace during filming of Amadeus (1984), based on the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who actually never visited Kroměříž. The main audience chamber was also used in the film Immortal Beloved (1994), in the piano concerto scene. After the castle was gutted by a major fire in March 1752, Bishop Hamilton commissioned two leading imperial artists, Franz Anton Maulbertsch and Josef Stern, arrived at the residence in order to decorate the halls of the palace with their works. In addition to their paintings, the palace still houses an art collection, generally considered the second finest in the country, which includes Titian's last mythological painting, The Flaying of Marsyas. The largest part of the collection was acquired by Bishop Karel in Cologne in 1673. The palace also contains an outstanding musical archive and a library of 33,000 volumes.
  • Guide man Matyáš is a big racist. Today 6.7.2019 ať 13:00 we have started our tour along castle's rooms. During visit this man two times accused all Polish people that they are thiefs. In his opinion all of Polish are trying to steal something from palace. Thé whole tour was in Czech language but unfortunatelly fór this racist I know czech very well. I hope that managment of thé city do not support racism in Arcibiskupský Zámek v Kroměříži. We were dissapointed that such people can work in UNESCO castle.
  • Nice and beautiful garden place with a small zoo, peacocks and rabbits walking free around. A lot of blossom trees in springtime!
  • Beautiful and well restored. The entrance fee is not cheep but worth it.
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