In Valašské Meziříčí, there are two castles close to each other - the Žerotínů chateau, which after reconstruction has been the venue for cultural events, and the Kinský chateau, which we will introduce in this article.
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Interesting facts Kinských (chateau)
The Kinský Empire chateau stands in Zámecká street, descriptive number three, and is one of the last buildings in the older buildings of the town of Krásno and one of the most important monuments in Valašské Meziříčí. Originally, this building served as the administrative building of the Rožnov-Krásenský estate, but in 1854 the owner, Count Eugen Kinský, had it rebuilt into his family manor house. The building was added a whole new floor, got a new roof and the interior was also equipped for a comfortable living estate. At the time of the reconstruction of the building, the park around it was also renovated. A nice English park with an area of more than 6 hectares was created. The chateau was owned by the Žerotín and Kinský families until 1945, when it fell to the state.
In 1949, the Valašské Meziříčí Museum, which belongs to the Museum of the Wallachian Region, moved to the chateau. This museum has its collections to this day and offers visitors several permanent exhibitions as well as other exhibitions. The first exhibition is a demonstration of living and lifestyle from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries in the castle circuit. In three rooms you will see the equipment and decoration of the mansion from this period. The tour leads through the room of Count Kinský, the bedroom of the Seilerns and the representative chateau lounge, followed by the chateau playroom for children and adults, where there is a small exhibition of toys from the chateau and the chateau. You can also see the exhibition Glass and Tapestries, Old Books Tell and the Fire Exposition. Relaxation is offered by Antonín Duřpek Café, which is also an exhibition, showing the equipment of a café from the 1930s. You can end the tour with a walk in the park, which will be a pleasant relaxation.
Author: Martina Limbergová