Built between 1643-1730 by Anton Florian, this Castle is one of the largest secular baroque building's in Monravia, Czech Republic.In later years, the Castle became the seat of the Liechtenstein dynasty, and it was three of the family members that made it what we see today!As I passed through the gate from the Town Square and into the outside...more
On entering the Castle, I climbed the stairs and entered the small room which was a souvenir shop and ticket office.I needed an English tour, but one wasn't available for 3/4hour, I couldn't wait that long. Luckily, a small group came in, and I was allowed to join their group. I was given a manual, which described the room's in English, I didn't...more
This Church is also located in the Town Square. Lucky for me, it was closed when I first went to look, but later on it was open, so I was able to go inside. It's another building in Renaissance Baroque style, built between 1634 - 1671. Inside, even though a dull, grey colour, it did have nice piece's of work and a lovely stucco ceiling.The Altar...more
St. Augustine's Church and the Monastery are all located together in Valtice. The Monastery is one of the oldest of the Brothers of Mercy north of the Alps. The "brothers" founded the first hospice in 1604 and to this very day, it is still operating. It takes up one whole street block, so is really huge. Located near the Town Square.more
At any Castle, there are gardens, some much better than other's! Valtice Castle in my opinion, didn't have anything exceptional. It had a very large lawned area, where there was a nice flower bed, this was on the side of the Castle.It is quite nice where you walk through to the front entrance, as around the Fountain, there is plenty of seating, a...more
The town centre of Valtice is a "National Heritage" site and is a must to have a walk around. It is also known as Freedom Square.Places of interest in the square are the parish Church of the Annunciation of Mary, Town Hall, Plaque Column, Fountain, some of the Town Ramparts and gate to the square.My photo is of the Town Hall built in New...more
This is where I walked through from the Valtice Square to see Valtice Castle. Would you believe, the reliefs on the gate are plastic!Have a look at my photo, to understand this.In the photo, on the left of the entrance, is a goddess with a helmet, and above is the saying, "One hardly forgets kindness."To the right, is an angel with trumpet, with a...more
As I wanted some information on what to see in Valtice and surrounds, I headed to the Tourist Information Centre. Outside, there was the big green with a white "i" sign pointing to a building.Problem was, I walked into the building and straight past the door! It didn't have any large signage to say it was the Tourist Information Centre. Luckily, I...more
When reaching the Colonnade, there is no set parking area, so we just pulled off the road, and parked.
A very "cranky" Czech woman came out yelling at us in Czech - We couldn't understand as we could only speak English.
In the end, we worked out she wanted the Car moved, which my husband did - this was still no good, he had to move it out of sight of the Colonnade.
Weird - Yes!
She was happy though!
Moral of the story....
We are not sure if she didn't want the car on the grass, but we couldn't leave it parked in the middle of the one lane bitumen road!
Did she want the car parked out of sight of the Colonnade, which is what we did?
Your guess is as good as mine!
REISTENA COLONADDE IS A MEMORIAL TO FATHER & BROTHERS.We had just entered the Czech Republic, when I saw the signpost to this Colonnade. Following a narrow bitumen road, we could see the Colonnade on top of Homole Hill. This Colonnade served as a lookout, and still is used today by Tourist's, like me. The view from here overlooks three countries....more
Hodonin is a town about 33kms away from Valtice. I found it had quite a few lovely Czech buildings, all painted nice and looking good.One that appealed, was the Town Hall, built in Nurembeg Art Nouveau style between 1902 and 1904 and located in the Masaryk Square. On the outside of the building, is a memorial dedicated to all the casualties in...more
Located in the nearby town of Breclav, just 10kms from Valtice, is the beautiful, red brick Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary. It is octagonal in shape, and above the entrance to the Church, is quite a large statue of Christ. It is surrounded by a garden which is open the same hours as the Church.The Church was built by the reigning...more
First picture is detail of the summer house "Rajtsna", cca 2 km up the hill in direction to the austrian border. From this place is wonderful view to the law-land (the second photo) for example in direction to the town Mikulov, with another nice castle (look to my page about it) and to Palava hills - with the ruins of Devicky in Pavlov (another my page about this area) or Lednice castle (look to my Lednice page).
And - no at the END - the wine area ! :-)
WONDERFUL PLACE !!!