Renaissance in its purest form
Unlike most Renaissance
chateaus in the Czech Republic, this chateau is not a reconstructed ancient castle but it was built on a green field, as we say today. And it was designed according to a then-popular Italian model. The project consisted of the building, gardens, castle walls and a moat. There is nothing that would disturb the style’s purity and you can still enjoy the whole beauty of the structure 400 years later.
An interesting exposition
Most chateaus only focus on providing examples of the lives or housing of rich families. But here, they created an exposition with a different concept. The Moravian Aristocrat in the Labyrinth of the World
is dedicated to the world of Moravian aristocracy – the world of religious tolerance and general cultural and economic prosperity in the Late Renaissance period. The purpose of the exposition is to peek into the life of the nobility and to learn something about their education, hobbies and everyday life with the aim of showing the lifestyle of their time.
What to see nearby
Bučovice is situated in south Moravia
, so you should also visit Brno
and some of its famous cafés. In the other direction, to the north-east, there is Kroměříž
. It has been the summer residence of archbishops for centuries. They built the chateau
there, and the flower garden
– sites so unique that they are inscribed on the UNESCO list. If you have a car available, take off into the countryside. The nearby Macocha
abyss and the Punkva subterranean river
are among the world’s top most interesting natural sites.