Blatna Castle – a detailed description of the photo, mode of operation, location of the castle Blatna on the map.
Blatna Castle (Czech Republic)
Blatna – water castle of the Middle Ages, located in the south Czech Republic about 100 km from Prague. This is one of the most ancient and interesting structures of this type in the Czech Republic. First written Mention of the castle dates back to the first half of the 13th century. He was laid on a small hill in the middle of swamps and marshes. Actually, that’s why he got such a name (in Czech. “Blatna” – swamp swamp). Currently a three-story Gothic and Renaissance palace with a beautiful powerful tower, guarding the entrance and a small bridge. The castle is surrounded by a pond. Also to It is adjoined by a beautiful park in which flocks of tame deer roam and roe deer. These horny beggars are not only not afraid of visitors, but they also enjoy eating apples, carrots or special feed.
Photos of the castle and town from one of our authors – Blatna 2017.
Blatna is one of the best-preserved water castles in the Czech Republic. It is a unique structure in terms of history and architecture.
The first written records of the castle date back to 1235. Then it was a stone fortress in the middle of the Romanesque swamps. TO 1241 the castle was already surrounded by water.
According to one legend, it is believed that the water castle was founded Knights of the Knights Templar. Although this is not confirmed chronicles.
In the 13th century, Blatna Castle became part of the possessions of Bavorov from Strakonice. In the 13-14 century, the fortress was substantially rebuilt: wooden elements were replaced with stone. The castle turned into powerful fortified outpost.
At the very beginning of the 15th century, the Blatna castle found a new host – Jan from Rozmital. The new owner rebuilt the fort in the style of the Gothic. Also around this time an entrance tower was built. During Hussite Wars castle was a stronghold of the Catholic movement.
In the 15th and 16th centuries, Zdenek Lev significantly rebuilt the castle in style. renaissance. Gothic stronghold began to acquire the features of a country the palace. At the beginning of the 17th century and during the Thirty Years War, the castle was captured and completely looted. In the future, Blatna several times passed from hand to hand, acquired the features of baroque. Currently after the restitution the castle belongs to the descendants of the Guildprants – the last owner of the castle.
May-September: from 10.00 to 16.00 (in the summer until 17.00) all days except monday
The remaining months are only on Tuesdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 16.00
The castle park and courtyard can be accessed for free.
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