Jevišovice (chateau)

Visit with us the town where the Hussites had a stronghold during the Hussite wars, a town where there are two castles, the old and the new.

Information for visitors

Adress: Jevišovice 56, Jevišovice
GPS: 48.99098110, 15.98850000
Jevišovice (chateau) map

Interesting facts Jevišovice (chateau)

On a rocky promontory above Jevišovka stood a castle, the owner of which, Hynek of Kunštát, called Suchý Čert, drew attention to himself with robberies. The castle was conquered by Duke Albrecht in 1421, destroyed and left to its fate. Zajímačové from Kunštát built a new castle on the opposite hill. It is very related to the original structure of the ruined castle. In the 16th century, it was rebuilt into a Renaissance four-winged castle with a court of honor and arcades. Later, in 1686, he was also touched by the Baroque reconstruction, thanks to Ludvík Raduit de Souches, during which the early Baroque chapel of St. Louis. The castle was inhabited by the nobility until the end of the 19th century, most recently by the Locatelli family. The old chateau offers a depository of folk furniture, which documents the furniture of rural dwellings in the 19th and 20th centuries. Here you can see painted chests and benches, pieces of furniture decorated with various patterns and engravings. Another exhibition is the archaeological collection of František Vildomec, a prominent amateur archaeologist.

The second chateau you will find in Jevišovice is Nový zámek. It was built at the end of the 17th century by Ludvík Raduit de Souches southeast of the city center. In 1879, however, the original wooden Baroque hunting lodge was rebuilt in the Windsor Neo-Gothic style. Currently, the castle is not accessible because it serves as a retirement home. The castle also has a park, which you can visit all year round.

Near the castle stands the parish church of St. Josef, where there is an organ from 1748 from the workshop of Anton Richter from Brno. Every Sunday there is a Holy Mass. You can also visit the indoor swimming pool with many water attractions, such as a water mushroom, massage benches or a whirlpool and in the summer months the nearby Jevišov dam.

Author: Marie Bukovinská