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The Roundel music pavilion
Czech Republic

The Roundel music pavilion came into being at the end of the grandiose rebuilding of the old castle into a  representative chateau residence in the Renaissance style. The design of the construction was made for Adam II of Hradec by the Italian architect Baltazare Maggi and its main builder was Giovanni Mario Faconi, and Italian builders were the main creators of the Renaissance remodelling of the whole castle in the 2nd half of the 16the century. They completed the construction of the Roundel in the years of 1591 – 1596. 

From the very beginning of its existence, the garden pavilion was intended for noble entertainment and representations. In the summer months, the interior, lavishly decorated in the style of mannerism, held balls, concerts and received noble guests. For instance, in the summer of 1814 they welcomed and hosted Maria Theresa’s father, Emperor Charles VI.

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