Zámek Humprecht / Humprecht Chateau (Sobotka, East Bohemia)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 28.225 E 015° 10.186
33U E 512047 N 5590949
Quick Description: Pictoresque silhouette of Humprecht Chateau, built in Mannerism style on the top of small hill near town Sobotka, belongs among symbols of the Bohemian Paradise (Ceský Ráj) region.
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/11/2012 2:59:29 PM
Waymark Code: WME6ZQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Shebi Team
Views: 51

Long Description:

Pictoresque silhouette of Humprecht Chateau, built in Mannerism style on the top of small hill near town Sobotka, belongs among symbols of the Bohemian Paradise (Ceský Ráj) region.

Humprecht is hunting chateau built for count Humprecht Jan Cernín of Chudenice in the second half of the 17th century (in the High-Baroque era !!!) according to architectural plans by Carlo Lurago in unusual Mannerism style with late-Renaissance and Baroque elements. After the fire of 1678, the oval structure was vertically enlarged a modified. Chateau is surrounded by a forest-park, formerly a game reserve. Visitors can admire historical interiors with painted walls, a feasting hall with excellent acoustics, a separate ladies’ a gentlemen’s quarters. The chateau also houses a museum of the Sobotka region and a gallery located in the tower. The wooden gallery offers splendid views. The tip of the spire is adorned with a crescent moon.

Date of origin:: 1666–1668

Architect(s): Carlo Lurago

Style: Mannerism (ca. 1520–1600)

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Type of building (structure): Chateau or castle

Address:
Zámek Humprecht 507 43 Sobotka Czech Republic


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