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Having read about the Chateau, I was keen to see it and the garden's.
People by the name of Petrvald, from the town of Petrvald, owned an old, medieval fortress, and lived there until the 17th century. At the same time, Jan Detrich, also from Petrvald, built the Chateau for his wife Eleonora, who was from Italy. She decided the Chateau was too cold to live in, so they moved out, and the Petrvald family took over the Chateau.
The Chateau is built in the Italian Baroque style in 1707. The Petrvalds lived here till 1800, and then the "Berchtold's" moved in and lived here until 1945, when the castle was nationalized.
So, we arrived at the Entrance gate to be greeted by several Teacher's, and about 30 student's. One of the Teacher's was at the window buying ticket's.
This changed our mind's about seeing the inside of the Chateau, as we didn't want to be with a group of school children, so we only saw the gardens.
ADMISSION IN 2011 .......
Inside the Chateau, can only be seen on a tour
April - October.....Adults 120czk ......Children 70czk
The Chateau Park......
April, October....Adults......20czk...Children 10czk
May - September...Adults....40czk...Children 20czk
In April and October from 10am to 5pm The Chateau is closed on Mondays.
May, June, September from 10am to 5pm..Closed Mondays
July to August from 9am to 5.30pm..Tuesday to Sunday.
The Chateau is closed to public on the workday immediately following a national holiday.
The last tour starts one hour before the end of the opening hours of the historical interiors of the chateau.
Visitors can not enter the interior with luggage, umbrellas, or bags.
NO PHOTO'S ALLOWED, in fact, no to everything would be the easiest!
Updated Oct 12, 2011
Lucky for us, the Chateau Fuchsia garden was open. The discoverer of fuchsias, that have become one of the symbols of Castle Buchlovice, was a Franciscan monk and botanist Charles Plumier (1646-1704)
The Chateau's Fuchsia display is fantastic! There are approx 1200 varieties of these beautiful plants, and most of them were in flower. What a picture this was!
It is said to be, one of the largest and the most famous collections of Fuchsias in Central Europe. Since 1982, visitor's to the Chateau & Garden's have been able to come in here and have a look, and you can buy a Fuchsia too!
THE FUCHSIA GARDEN IS OPEN....
1st June - 30th September daily, Closed on Monday's.
June 9-4pm....July/August 9-5pm...September 9-4pm
Admission is included in the entry price.
Updated Oct 11, 2011
Address: Chateau Buchlovice
Time to explore the huge expanse of garden's............ In the 19th century, some of the gardens were extended and are of English style.
Now we are going for a walk around the beautiful Chateau Park. Spick and span was this garden! Lawn's were mowed, the hedge's trimmed and terraced in French style. Rose's were added for some colour.
The centre path at the back of the Chateau, had another gorgeous fountain. I loved the Urn's, they had some funny face's on them, and were filled with flower's. There were many Statue's scattered through-out the Park.
What I liked, was the way the garden's are set out. Where-ever I looked in the garden, I found a nice vista, and a view with the Chateau in the background. I really enjoyed this Chateau Park/Garden, and can see why it is known to be amongst the best parks in the Czech Republic. It also has some very important and historic collections of plants.
Entrance to the Garden/Park only is
April, October: Adults...20czk
May - September: Adults...40czk
Written Oct 10, 2011
This Chateau, built in baroque style and painted in a beautiful Lemon colour, with large wrought iron gates and parterre garden was quite a spectacle!
When we walked through the entry gates and into the garden, a path led us to where two Chateau's were facing each other. One, was the Ceremonial building or upper chateau, and the other is a service function or lower Chateau. Inbetween the two, is a courtyard of honour, which had a small parterre garden, with a fountain in the centre and waterlillies which were in bloom.
It was very nice, and the garden complemented the Chateau. Some of the Chateau has been used as a Military Hospital and a drapery in the Stables! We walked around the Chateau, then headed for the garden's.
Written Oct 10, 2011
Phone: +420 572 595 110
The Museum I am talking about, is the one located next to the Tourist Information Centre.
It is actually in the same complex.
The Museum has information and displays on 14 different villages in the region on the ground floor. Climbing the stairs, and here is an exhibition on Buchlovice, containing lots of information on the Town.
ADMISSION IN 2011....Adults 30kr...Child 6-18yrs...15kr....Child under 6 is free.
OPENING HOURS ARE............
April and October.... Tue–Sun 9.00am–12.00 and 12.30pm–4.00pm
May–September......Tue–Sun 9.00am–12.00 and 12.30–5.00pm
November–March....Mon–Fri 9.00am–12.00am and 12.30pm–3.00pm
Leave approx 30mins for a look.
No photo's are allowed, but I took two before I saw the sign. I collect Doll's, and they had a very good display of Doll's representing the area.
Written Oct 10, 2011
Phone: +420 572 595 996
On entering Buchlovice, we saw the Chateau, great! What we needed was a car park! That was found easily, as there was one located just a little down the road on the opposite side of the road to the Chateau.
Parking the car and just about to walk to the Information centre located there, when we were approached by a Lady with a bag. What did she want? Money of course, for the car park. We paid, were given a ticket, and off we went.
There are no parking ticket machines here!
The information centre does a copying service, cycle storeroom and left-luggage office, sale of tourist stamps, ticket office and souvenir's and brochure's.
April, October Tue-Sun 9:00-12:00 12:30-4pm
May-September Tue-Sun 9:00-12:00 12:30-5pm
January-March, November, December Mon-Fri 9:00-12:00 12:30-3pm
Be aware.............It is closed for lunch!
Outside, was the Dog Kennel in my photo, a rather snazzy looking one for the Czech Dog's!
Written Oct 10, 2011
Address: nam. Svobody 24, 68708 Buchlovice
Phone: (+420) 572 595 996
There are several buses departing from Brno, UAN Zvonarka from the station No.8 to Buchlovice. The trip is approx. 1 hour long and the price of the ticket varies from 58 to 70 CZK, depending on which company is operating the bus.
Written Oct 4, 2006
Located high on a hill overlooking Buchlovice is Buchlov Castle. We followed Polesi Road up through the Chriby Hills to the Castle.
Pulling into the Car park, once again we were asked for money to park the Car.
I walked up the uneven, rough track to the Castle. Once there, I had a look around, and decided not to go inside. To me, it wasn't a real impressive Castle.
The Castle dates to the 13th century when it was built in gothic style, it has a defensive tower, a residential Palace for the Royal's, and a chapel also built in the Gothic style.
People were enjoying a meal and drink in the Cafe at the Castle.
Interesting .....The Castle belonged to the King, but was given to Noble families even while in his possession.
After the 16th century, it changed to private ownership, and then it was changed from Gothic, to a Renaissance Castle.
In 1945, the castle came under the ownership of the Czechoslovakia, and is now a recognized national monument.
It is one of the oldest castles in Moravia.
Located about 7kms from Buchlovice
April and October:...... on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 9,00 - 4PM
May and June: Daily.... Tuesdays-Sundays 8-5pm Closed on Monday's.
July and August: Daily..9-6pm
September: Daily......... Tuesdays-Sundays 9-5pm Closed on Monday's.
ADMISSION IN 2011....Adults...55czk
Updated May 24, 2012
On my return from the walk up the hill to Buchlov Castle, I made my way to the small Cafe located in the Car park, and bought an ice-cream. There are a quite a few outdoor seats, and some nice wood sculpture's. Children would love the rocking horse.
From here, there is a great view over the valley that we had driven from.
Written Oct 11, 2011