Come with us to the most visited monument in the Vysočina region, to the largest building of the first half of the 18th century in Europe. The symbol of the town of Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou, the Jaroměřice chateau.
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Interesting facts Jaroměřice
The castle stands on the site of a medieval fortress, on a rock formerly protected by swamps. The reconstruction of the fortress into a chateau in the Renaissance style was started by Ludvík Meziříčský. Subsequently, the Questenberk family rebuilt it into a Baroque form and at the same time a French-style chateau garden was established. The park continues on the other side of the river Rokytná, but this time in the English style. The chateau is the pinnacle of the Baroque, there is a dance hall, a spa and a palace hall with arcades to the garden. There is also an exhibition of musical instruments and music-related things, as a reminder of the musical life at the castle.
During the tour of the chateau you will visit many baroque rooms and lounges, a dance hall, a Roman bath, the chateau portrait gallery and also the church of St. Marquette.
And what kind of castle would it be if it didn't have its own cellar. The local one was used mainly for storing wine, because Count Jan Adam of Questenberg was his lover. He used to have Tokaj wine, but also his own wine from Rapoltenkirchen, from nearby Lower Austria. After the nobility left, the cellars remained empty. Now they are after reconstruction and are rented for social events.
Jaroměřice Chateau and the chateau park are widely used for various cultural events, the most important of which is the Petr Dvorský International Music Festival.
Near the castle you can visit the hospital with the chapel of St. Catherine, Chapel of St. Joseph, the column of the Holy Trinity with statues of St. Karel Borrmejský, St. Rocha and St. Sebastian. You can also see the museum of Otokar Březina, which was established in the house where he lived until his death. Here you will find an exhibition of works of art and personal objects of the poet.
Author: Marie Bukovinská