Čechy pod Kosířem Chateau

Čechy pod Kosířem Chateau

A place where famous painter Mánes created his works

The Classicist chateau a short way from Olomouc in Moravia is surrounded by an English park but it became really well-known only thanks to modern art as the art-loving count family of Silva Tarouca had a friend – famous Czech painter Josef Mánes, who would regularly visit Čechy pod Kosířem and created his works there from 1849 to 1870.

The biggest collection of Mánes paintings in the Czech Republic is organically incorporated into the chateau interiors. A classic chateau exhibition reminiscent of the lives of the last chatelains, complemented with the abovementioned collection of paintings by Josef Mánes, is prepared for visitors to the chateau, which has undergone extensive restoration recently. 

Also open to visitors is an untraditional film exhibition of well-known Czech directors, the father and son Svěrák, who won an Oscar for the film Kolja. Exhibits from several films on which both filmmakers worked can be seen there. In addition to film props, visitors can also see making-ofs, film posters, screenplays and sketches for films. A display of historic bicycles is another interesting thing for visitors as well. 

The chateau also has a café and a red lookout tower in the chateau park featuring many valuable woody plants.