Roztocký zámek / Chateau Roztoky - Roztoky u Prahy (Central Bohemia)
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N 50° 09.498 E 014° 23.965
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Quick Description: Renaissance Chateau Roztoky (Roztocký zámek), located in small town Roztoky 10 km north of Prague, is former water fortress from the 13th century rebuilt into luxury mansion at the turn of the 17th century.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/25/2014 9:36:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMKRZ4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

Renaissance Chateau Roztoky (Roztocký zámek), located in small town Roztoky 10 km north of Prague, is former water fortress from the 13th century rebuilt into luxury mansion at the turn of the 17th century.

The original Roztoky Romanesque-Gothic water tower-fortress was during centuries rebuilt several times. The principal changes were made during ownership of rich nobleman, knight David Boryne of Lhota (ca from 1565). David Boryne rebuilt old fortress to Renaissance three-storeyed pentagonal chateau with arcade galleries in its courtyard. After Estate urprising (after 1620) was Chateau, owned by member of the defeated Estate side, sold to the Imperial governor Prince of Liechtenstein. Further history of this interesting building was sad - after Swedish' army attack during Thirty years' war (1639) was upper palace storey demolished and Chateau was later reconstructed in more austere style. The Chateau was slowly delapidating during the 2nd half of the 20th century and finally was heavily damaged by catactrophic floods in 2002. Fortunately the extensive and very expansive renovation, which was finished in 2012, returned original beauty to this historic monument and nowadays Chateau houses the Museum of Central Bohemia.

Date of origin:: cca 1570-1600 renaissace rebuilding

Architect(s): unknown Renaissance architect

Style: Late Renaissance (ca. 1580–1620)

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

Type of building (structure): Chateau or castle

Address:
Středočeské muzeum v Roztokách u Prahy Zámek čp. 1 25263 Roztoky u Prahy Czech Republic


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