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Litomysl (Svitavy)

this Resource was last updated on 12 Jul 02

Vilem Kostka of Postupice received Litomysl from Emperor Zikmund in 1436, after the Husite Wars. Vratislav of Pernstejn had a gorgeous Renaissance chateau with two-storied arcades surrounding a square courtyard (Casearian builders G. B. Aostalli and U. Aostalli headed the construction) built on the site of the old palace. After 1580, the facades were decorated with ornamental etchings and all sides of the chateau were complemented with emblems of the Czech Renaissance. The garden was re-landscaped and a romantic park was created at the end of the 19th century. Apart from the chateauís historical interiors, an older riding-school with an exhibition of African art and an older brewery, where the musican composer B. Smetana was born, are all open to the public. In 2000, Litomysl was added to a list of sights by UNESCO.


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Approximate journey time from Prague: No info at present
Type of landmark: Castle
Available for hire as: No info at present

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