Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou Chateau

The Baroque form of the chateau was created by the famous Austrian architect J. Prandtauer and was shaped by the vision of the Questenberg family in the 18th century; under their possession, Jaroměřice became a centre of a rich cultural and social life.

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A library and a galéry were founded, theatre performances were held and a chateau music band was formed and led by bandleader František V. Míča. The chateau’s famous musical past is commemorated by many cultural events, including the spectacular Peter Dvorský International Music Festival. Visitors can tour the large Baroque complex through several guided tours, including a tour of the parish Church of St. Margaret with unique fresco decorations in the dome. The chateau, which is referred to as Moravian Versailles, is surrounded by a regularly shaped French garden with rich sculptural decorations; the French garden passes into a natural landscape park.

 

Foto: archiv Vysočina Tourism, Ivo Svoboda, Vladimír Kunc, Daniel Novotný, Karel Diviš