Telč Chateau (UNESCO)

The current appearance of the chateau was shaped in the 16th century by Italian masters who were invited by Zachariáš of Hradec, who held the domain at that time.

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58856 Telč
region Jihlava
49.185375, 15.451382Map
Period: summer

Influenced by impressions of their trip to Italy, he and his wife Kateřina of Wallenstein started to rebuild the Gothic castle, which gave rise to one of the gems of Moravian Renaissance architecture. What was also crucial for the development of the estate was the fact that it was never sold and instead was passed down from generation to generation. Guided tours take visitors not only to stunning Renaissance halls with magnificent wooden cassette ceilings, but also to residential rooms that used to belong to the last castle owners from the Podstatzky-Lichtenstein family, and to the chateau’s cellars and gallery. An extraordinary artistic experience can be had in the Chapel of All Saints, where the initiator of the redevelopment and his wife are laid to rest under a marble gravestone. Since 1992, the historical town centre, including the chateau, has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

 

Foto: archiv Vysočina Tourism, Vladimír Kunc