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Arcades of Telč Chateau
Czech Republic

The Telc Chateau was built on the site of a Gothic castle built by the Lords of Hradec (Menhart of Hradec) in the second half of the 14th century. The remains of the original building are still visible in the old castle near the Small Courtyard and in Saint George's Chapel. In this part of the castle, L. Estreicher, an architect from Slavonice, commenced the first stage of the Renaissance reconstruction. A major part of the work had been completed by 1553 when Zacharias of Hradec, the owner of the domain, brought his wife Katerina of Valdstejn (Wallenstein) to Telc. He had come back from Italy where the Italian Renaissance style had impressed him so much that he decided to invite Italian craftsmen and architects to Telc. Two new palaces connected with splendid two-storey arcades were built under their guidance at Zacharias's residence.

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Uploaded: 25/09/2009
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