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Křivoklát Castle

Local name: Hrad Křivoklát

The origins of the Křivoklát castle date back to the 13th century. Today, the castle is open to tourists, they can see the interior of the chapel with a gothic vault and the altar decorated with the scene of the Coronation of Mary. The exhibition with Gothic paintings and a library of 52,000 volumes is worth attention. The Huderka tower with a black kitchen and a room with torture tools invite you to explore.

In the 13th century, the first stone defensive structure was built here, which was later rebuilt in the late Gothic style on the order of King Władysław II Jagiellończyk. During the Hussite battles, coronation jewels were kept in the castle.

Fires broke out many times in the castle. After times of splendor, he fell into ruin, from which the Fürstenberg family helped him get out. They owned it until the end of the 1920s, the last owner Max Egon sold the castle to the state.


Attractions inside

    Křivoklát Castle map
    Křivoklát 47270 23 Křivoklát , Czechia