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16-6-2021, 11:09 UTC
Virtual tour of Kromeriz

Kromeriz - square

Archbishop's chateau

Chateau gardens and the Flower garden

Church of St. Jan Krtitel

Archbishop's chateau

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Archbishop's chateau

The archbishop's chateau dominates the historic town of Kromeriz and is the main attraction for visitors to this national heritage site. The original gothic castle, later done in the renaissance style, was destroyed during the Thirty Years War by Swedish soldiers. By order of Bishop Karel II of Lichtenstein-Kastelkorn, a spectacular early baroque palace was built on the site. Filiberto Lucchese a Giovanni Pietro Tencalla, both architects of the emperor?s court in Vienna, gave the chateau it Italian feel. They also worked on other buildings in the new town.