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Courtyard of chateau Jindrichuv Hradec
Czech Republic

Jindřichův Hradec Castle and Chateau, originally feudal castle builted around 1200, represents one of the most monumental as well as one of the most beautiful castle areas in Bohemia. The castle was ambitiously reconstructed into a comfortable Renaissance seat in the late 16th century during the reigns of the last of the Lords of Hradec. The best known parts of the castle area, such as the Jáchym ´s and Adam ´s buildings, the Large Arcades of Adam ´s buildings, the Small Arcades and the unique Rondel musical pavillion, were builted by the italian builders at the same time.

The area of the Castle and Chateau Jindřichův Hradec is, after the Prague Castle and Český Krumlov Chateau, the first largest in the Czech republic. It  has 320 rooms for which opening one needs 500 keys. Throughout the halls and chambers are 10 000 objects of art.

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