Recently, I embarked on a captivating journey to Jaroslavice, a quaint town nestled in South Moravia, near the enchanting Austrian border. My primary destination was the remarkable Jaroslavice Castle, a historical gem that beckoned with tales of bygone eras and architectural splendour. The purpose of my visit extended beyond merely exploring the castle; I sought to immerse myself in the serene ambiance by taking a leisurely stroll around the adjacent pond, adding a touch of tranquillity to my experience.
Zirovnice Castle, located in the scenic Czech countryside, is a historical marvel dating back to the 13th century. The castle's exteriors are a captivating blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, making it a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts.
The castle's façade exudes grandeur with its robust stone walls and intricate detailing. The well-maintained gardens and lush lawns add to its charm, providing a perfect setting for leisurely strolls and picnics. The entrance gatehouse is an imposing structure, emblematic of the castle's historical significance.
Chateau Zleby, a picturesque castle nestled in the heart of the Czech Republic, offers a glimpse into history and natural beauty. My visit to this historic site was somewhat limited as the castle was regrettably closed for renovations during my visit. However, I seized the opportunity to explore the castle's enchanting park and its stunning surroundings.
Pernstejn Castle is a beautiful castle located on a rocky hill above the village of Nedvědice, in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It is often referred to as the "marble castle" due to the use of a marble-like stone to frame its doors and windows. As one approaches the castle, the first thing that catches the eye is the illuminated gates and walls made of brick and stone. It is a sight to behold and makes for a great photo opportunity.
Veveri Castle is a stunning fortress located just 12 kilometres northwest of the centre of Brno. It is one of the closest castles to the city and can easily be reached by public transport. Although I will not delve into the history of the castle, it is worth mentioning that it has been rebuilt and reconstructed following the destructive actions of the socialist-communist regime. The castle has many gates, including the Southern Gate, which is the most common entrance used by visitors.
Klenová Castle and Chateau, along with the nearby Manor House, is situated on the hill of the same name, to the west of the town of Klatovy in the Pilsen Region. The castle has a rich history, dating back to 1287 when it was built to guard the trade route from Železná Ruda to Bavaria. The castle was home to the Lords of Klenová, who played a significant role in the region's history. The palace was constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries, but it has been in a dilapidated state since the 17th century.
Ruined Castle Rabí is a stunning historical site located in the village of Rabí, close to the city of Klatovy. The castle has been standing there since the 14th century and it played an important role in the history of the region. However, after centuries of wars and neglect, the castle has been abandoned and left to decay.