Nové Hrady Castle

31. 5. 2013

The castle complex with two entrance gates, 5 rooms of the palace with a picture gallery (among others portraits of the Burquoy family) accessible to the public

A large Gothic castle of the Rosenberg family (Rožmberk f.), damaged by the Hussites and by the fire in 1467, restored in the first half of the 16th century, another strong damage by the explosion of gun powder in 1573 and by the earthquake in 1605. Restored and immediately after conquered in 1619 by General Buquoy. Restored and enlarged in the Baroque style. Very well preserved system of fortifications with a wide round moat.