The castle is undoubtedly the town's greatest attraction. It is build on a rock surrounded by a moat (i. e. artificial water trench), which looks rather like a lake. The castle is narrow U-shaped, with a tower in front to which the palaces from various periods attach. It opens to a large landscape garden. Most of the castle has been recently reconstructed and it is open for public in the tourist season (April - October).
Romanesque Chapel - the oldest part of the castle dating back to the 13th century, it's preserved only as a part of the wall with two arches in the western part of the courtyard.
Tower - the tower dominates the castle and it's the main entrance to it from the East. Its square shape with an overlapping half-timbered top part became the symbol of the town. At the beginning of the 16th century the famous Green Chamber (Zelená světnice) was created on the first floor. The walls of this room are covered in murals depicting various religious and secular motives. The prevailing color of the paintings gave the room its name. All around the room are also coats of arms of major Czech houses dominated by a large one of the house of the masters on the castle at those times, the Lords of Lvové of Romitál.
Romitálský Palace - built at the same time as the tower, it connects to it from SW. On the first floor is the castle Chapel of Blessed Virgin Mary, whose Gothic presbytary protrudes from the body of the palace on the south side.
Old Palace - from around the half of the 15th century is erected over the former Romanesque chapel. It's built in a late Gothic style, but its large windows already mark the coming of the Renaissance style. Originally, it stood separately to the north from the previous two parts.
Rejt's Palace - is a unique combination of a late Gothic and the upcoming Renaissance style. It was built during the rule of Zdeněk Lev of Romitál, an important diplomat at the court of the Czech king Vladislav Jagellonský. It has large windows, richly decorated façade and a structured roof with wooden-tile ceilings.
Rozdraovský (or Serényi) Palace - built first in the Renaissance style and rebuilt later in the Baroque style, it closed the body of the castle by connecting the Old Palace (through a lower utility building) with the rest of the castle buildings.
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papagolf21 (85486) 2012-07-27 1:45
Un grand merci pour cette superbe prise de vue.
Le château bénéficie d'une architecture étonnante et très intéressante.
Le cadrage est parfait pour valoriser l'ensemble.
JFS (32459) 2012-07-27 1:46
An amazing castle my friend, in center Europe one can see a great variety of impressive castles. Your POV is perfect, a very good work!
Thanks and best regards,
carlo62 (31444) 2012-07-27 2:16
molto bello questo castello, le due architetture ricordano, probabilmente, l'evoluzione della costruzione. Ingresso imponente con torre e ponte.
jemaflor (83757) 2012-07-27 2:29
Interesting and beautiful architecture for this original castle, good frame from this pov, good light management, maybe you can add more sharpness.
snunney (82559) 2012-07-27 2:39
The stormy looking sky brings a touch of menace to the castle somehow enhancing the feeling of power. The shot is well composed using the tower on the right as a framing element and anchor point. I like the saturated colours; very good sharpness.
timecapturer (48046) 2012-07-27 2:57
a striking and wonderful image of this imposing and beautiful castle. Love the colours and light here and the sky is superb at adding drama and atmosphere. Executed flawlessly and a really first class presentation. Love it!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
Highmountains (2255) 2012-07-27 3:04
Hi Csaba! The composition is great as usual. The brilliant skies above a bright and colourful castle. The photograph is beautiful and pleasing to the eye. The tall red spire above the sky-blue minaret - the yellow walls - marked with grey windows - and the greenery with the water on the forgroung merges to produce one composite effect of the Picture. Thanks for the beautiful photograph.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-07-27 3:47
Ola Csaba ,
Bonito este castelo tem uma arquitetura muito interessante com esta torre frontal de telhado vermelho gostei muito dos detalhes aos quadrados da madeira , belo céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (58734) 2012-07-27 4:56
J'aime beaucoup la beauté de cette construction, la belle gestion de la lumière mais surtout la texture de l'image qui donne beaucoup de douceur.
- Copyright: Csaba Witz (csabagaba) (6554)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-08
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC R1, ZeissVario-SonnarT*14,3-71,5 f/ 2,8-4,8, Soligor Blueline UV 67mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-27 1:06