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Melnik

this Resource was last updated on 12 Jul 02

The Melnik Castle was built next to an older Slavonic Psovan fort. The later Count castle was rebuilt into a seat of the Prague Premyslid Countesses (later Queens) at the turn of the 10th century. Later, the Lords of Dube gained ownership of the castle and rebuilt it into a Renaissance chateau (builder G. B Aostalli) in mid-16th century. The Lobkowiczes continued with the renovations and the Cernins finally finished the constructions by building a South arcade tract (architect M. Rossi), which closed off the courtyard. The etchings decorations of the front of the chateau belongs to one of the oldest in Bohemia. From 1739, the chateau once again belongs to the Lobkowiczes (it was recently returned back to their ownership), who had the interiors renovated in the second half of the 18th century. The chateau, along with the family collections and a picture galley are open to the public. Vine cellars from the 14th century were also preserved in the chateau.

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Czech

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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

Nothing much, but nice
Claus, 14 May 04

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