Protivin - South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 11.743 E 014° 13.064
33U E 443008 N 5449506
Quick Description: Protivin Chateau.
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/11/2015 12:58:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMNNZV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 3

Long Description:
The town of brewing Protivín is situated 12 km south-east of the town Písek in the valley of the Blanice river, 383 m a.s.l.

It used to be a village with a Gothic castle, which was first mentioned in 1282. In the 14th century the castle became property of the Rožmberks. Later the castle and the village were attached to the domain of the castle town Hluboká nad Vltavou after 1527. From the beginning of the 18th century they were under the ownership of the Schwarzenbergs and the town became a centre of the large domain. In 1715 big fire destroyed most of the town.

The former Gothic castle, which stands on the southern outskirts of the present town, was rebuilt into the Renaissance chateau in 1600. It was first reconstructed in the Baroque style at the second half of the 17th century. Its present appearance is from the reconstruction under the design of the Schwarzenbergs' architects P. I. Bayer and A. E. Martinelli, it was between 1717 - 1731. The large park can be found behind the chateau.
Accessibility: No access- Private

Condition: Intact

Admission Charge?: no

Website: Not listed

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