Velešín - ruins of the castle
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Waupe
N 48° 49.945 E 014° 28.729
33U E 461751 N 5408957
Quick Description: Ruins of the Velešín castle lie on the right bank of the Malše river about 1.5 km east of the small town Velešín.
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/28/2011 7:02:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMAM45
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 71

Long Description:
CZ:
Zrícenina hradu Velešín se nachází na pravém brehu Malše asi 1,5 km východne od centra stejnojmenného mestecka.

Hrad Velešín byl založen ve 13 století zrejme Premyslem Otakarem II. Od roku 1387 byl i s nedalekým stejnojmenným mesteckem v majetku Rožmberku. O sto let pozdeji byl opušten a rychle se zmenil ve zríceninu.
Hrad tvorily dve hlavní cásti - predhradí a vlastní vnitrní hrad. Predhradí bylo od vnitrního hradu oddelené dvema príkopy. Vnitrní hrad tvorila obranná vež a obytný palác.
Do dnešní doby se dochovaly pouze fragmenty tohoto kdysi rozsáhlého hradu: v terénu je zretelný príkop, za ním cást románské kaple a torzo obranné veže.

Zrícenina je prístupná z obce Sedlce (asi 1 km od Svatého Jana nad Malší smerem na Velešín) neznacenou polní cestou od hostince (asi 1 km).

EN:
Ruins of the Velešín castle lie on the right bank of the Malše river about 1.5 km east of the small town Velešín.

The castle was founded in the 13th century by the King Premysl Ottakar II. From 1387 it was a property of the Rožmberks. In 1487 the castle was abandoned and it quickly became a ruin.
The castle had two parts - the outer part was divided from the inner part by two moats. The inner castle comprised a tower and a residential palace.
Only the remains of the moat, of the Romanesque chapel and of the tower have been preserved up till present.

The access to the ruins is possible from the settlement Sedlce (about 1 km from the small village Svatý Jan nad Malší in the direction of Velešín). The unmarked field road leads from the restaurant in this settlement (about 1 km).
Type: Ruin

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