Benátky nad Jizerou

7. 8. 2014

A complex of Renaissance and Baroque chateau buildings from the early 16th century with a church on the site of a former monastery.

Sculptural decorations by Matthias Bernard Braun. An exhibition on the history of the area and its personalities, history of the museum, its flora and fauna. 

Memorial halls honoring the astronomer Tycho de Brahe (who built an observatory here in 1599), the composer Bedřich Smetana (who lived at the castle while teaching music to the Thun aristocratic family), and the Benda brothers, musicians and composers. A collection of Australian Aborigine artifacts.