Thursday, 23 January 2020

Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž

If a castle is always good, a castle with baroque gardens is awesome! And these gardens at Kroměříž look absolutely beautiful! 

Kroměříž Castle
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The Kroměříž Castle (CzechZámek Kroměříž) in KroměřížCzech Republic, used to be the principal residence of the bishops and (since 1777) archbishops of Olomouc.
The first residence on the site was founded by bishop Stanislas Thurzo in 1497. The building was in a Late Gothic style, with a modicum of Renaissance detail. During the Thirty Years' War, the castle was sacked by the Swedish army (1643). 

Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž
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It was not until 1664 that a bishop from the powerful Liechtenstein family charged architect Filiberto Lucchese with renovating the palace in a Baroque style. The chief monument of Lucchese's work in Kroměříž is the Pleasure Garden in front of the castle. Upon Lucchese's death in 1666, Giovanni Pietro Tencalla completed his work on the formal garden and had the palace rebuilt in a style reminiscent of the Turinese school to which he belonged. - in: wikipedia

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