Zámek Cervená Lhota / Chateau Cervená Lhota (South Bohemia, CZ)
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N 49° 14.805 E 014° 53.105
33U E 491636 N 5454892
Quick Description: The fairytale mansion Cervena Lhota is located 150 km from Prague in the romantic setting of Southern Bohemia. This charming Renaissance castle is situated on a small rocky cliff in the middle of a lake and surrounded by a wonderful English park.
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/13/2014 9:39:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMKGTZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:

Cervena Lhota Castle is located in Southern Bohemia, approximately 20 kilometers from town Jindrichuv Hradec. It stands at the middle of a lake on a rocky island and is connected to the land by a stone bridge. Cervená Lhota Castle is one of the most frequented castles in the Czech Republic. It has been visited by approx. 120 000 people, and another 80 000 visitors have come to see the area around the castle.

First mention of Cervena Lhota is from the year 1465. Between the years 1542–1555, original Gothic water fortress was rebuilt to a Renaissance mansion, it was called Nova Lhota. Between the years 1658–1678, there were some early baroque modifications done and at the same time, Italian artists decorated the interiors. Jindrich Eduard Schönburg-Hartenstein owned the castle from the year 1835 until 1945, and before that, the castle was owned by many other families. 1841-1863 the castle was rebuilt into Neo-Gothic style, together with interiors and later on into Neo-Renaissance style.

In May 1947 Cervena Lhota was granted to a National Culture Commission and in the year 1949 was opened to the public. There is also a Castle park, which is appreciated by botanists and conservationists. Castle’s Chapel is located in the park and belongs to the castle. At the present time, Cervená Lhota Castle is a National Monument and is hold by National Monument Institute at Ceské Budejovice.

Date of origin:: 1542–1555

Architect(s): Hons Vlach

Style: High Renaissance (ca. 1500–1550)

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

Type of building (structure): Chateau or castle

Červená Lhota 1 378 21 Kardašova Řečice Czech Republic

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