Letohrad is a charming, historic town in the Orlické foothills, with many monuments, mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries.
The town was founded in the 14th century and it is then that the first mentions of the local castle appear. At that time it was called Geiersberg, or Vulture's Nest. Later for centuries the city was called Kysper, which was changed to Letohrad only in 1950.
Letohrad flourished in the 17th and 18th centuries, when it was owned by the Vitanovski family. It is thanks to them that the former gothic castle was rebuilt into a comfortable, baroque residence. To this day, it is the most impressive building in the city, and one of the floors is open to the public. You can see the interior design from the 18th and 19th centuries, a collection of artisan crafts and old furniture. Behind the castle there is a park with walking paths, fountains and gazebos.
The town center is surrounded by arcaded tenement houses, the market square with the Plague Column and the Church of St. Wenceslas. Its interior is richly decorated with stucco decorations. The Vitanovski family funded a pentagonal chapel of St. John of Nepomuk, which is a popular pilgrimage destination for local people.
The attractions of Letohrad also include the local museums, the City Museum, where you can see, among others, the sleigh on which Napoleon escaped from Moscow and the Craft Museum.