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Litomyšl Chateau

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Czech name Zámek Litomyšl
Address Jiráskova 93
GPS 49°52'24"N 16°18'46"E (xx km)
349 m above sea level
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State Chateau Litomyšl is a rare example of an adaptation of an Italian Renaissance palace for the conditions of transalpine countries. It was built in the 1560-80s by Vratislav of Perstain as a gift for his beloved wife Maria Manrique de Lara. The Perstain Renaissance estate was completed by Baroque renovations carried out by other owners in the 17th and 18th century - the Trauttmansdorf and Wallenstein, with the help of the finest Baroque artists. The preserved Baroque chateau theatre from 1797 is a rarity. In 1999 the chateau was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Category chateau, gallery
Certificates and memberships Tourist stamp, World heritage UNESCO
Style baroque (50%), Renaissance (50%)
Services currency exchange bureau, event planning and hosting, night-time walking tours, reservation of accommodation in region, sale of cycling and tourist maps of region, sale of novelties and souvenirs, space available for rent, WC, weddings and other celebrations
Staff languages English
Accepted forms of payment Czech korunas in cash, VISA
Site grounds 350000 m2
First year open to the public 1996
Films, which were shot here
Distance from parking lot 0 m (own)
  • capacity personal: 20, free
  • capacity coaches: 3, free

Tours / exhibitions

Social rooms and castle theatre
Description Chateau - representation halls, a chateau theatre with original decorations by J. Platzer.
Open to public
Wheelchair Access : No
Photography allowed: Yes
Video cameras allowed: No
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech, English, German), printed guide (Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Russian)
Exhibition specialization baroque a Rococo art
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide 1/30
Castle chapel and guest rooms
Description Chateau - guest rooms, chapel.
Open to public no entry
Wheelchair Access : No
Photography allowed: Yes
Video cameras allowed: No
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech, English, German)
Exhibition specialization furniture / interior furnishings
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide 1/30
Historical pianos - cancelled
Open to public cancelled
Wheelchair Access : No
Exhibition specialization music / musical instruments
Summer break at the chateau
Description Walk through the representative halls (without a visit to the theatre and long castle history).
Open to public no entry