Now, you musn't get this confused with the "Flower garden" as this one is located below the Palace, and to me, nowhere near as nice as the other one.The area was originally a fruit, vegetable and flower garden. Now it is, lots of lawned & Tree-ed area with Lakes, Fountain's, waterfall's, Statue's, and some nicely laid out garden. There is 64...more
The Archbishop's Palace or Kromeriz Castle as it is also known, is a listed UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.Originally, standing here, was a wooden Gothic fortress from the 13th century.Today, a Baroque Castle stands in its place!Guided tours are available, mainly in Czech, but can be arranged in a different language. Tour's take either 30min, 60mins,...more
I saw this gate when I was a the Palace.It was put there to connect the Palace and city with the suburbs where the Mint house, water tower and other buildings were. The gate was also known as the "Mill Gate." In 1832, a new gate was built in gothic style and attached to the Palace, via the Guard House. Recently a latin inscription was found during...more
THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING ROTUNDA EVER!When I first saw this octagonal building, acting as an axis for the garden's and pathway's, I thought it was "just" another Rotunda.............How wrong I was!There were four entrance's. I walked inside the building through one, and straight away saw the frescoes and the beautifully frescoed Dome! Then, before...more
Whilst I was walking around and enjoying the Kromeriz Flower Gardens, I noticed a very long Colonnade. This Colonnade serves a few purposes. One, is to walk in the shade on a hot day, two, is to shelter from the rain, and three, is the views from the top.In previous gardens like this, I knew you could usually go up the top, so I walked to one end,...more
The Flower Garden (once called "the Orchard of Delights") was built between 1665-1675. The garden, built by Italian architects, is located behind the town fortification walls.It is a combination of late Renaissance Italian Alps gardens, and French Baroque [like Versailles] It is set out in geometrical design. Little, low hedges, and bright coloured...more
The Town square is huge, and it probably has to be, because this is where they hold open air concerts, and they were setting up for one when we were there.The 16th century Town Hall, with its 41m high tower is located in the square, as well as many shops, the Tourist Information centre, and Toilet's.The square is surrounded by beautiful buildings,...more
The door is open, and inside the Church I go. This is St. John the Baptist Church, that was originally the 12th-century Johanite Maltese hospital. Founded by Bishop Bruno, the three-nave Gothic Church was rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style following a fire in the middle of the 19th century. .It was built between 1737 and 1768. In 1768, 12 bronze...more
Located in the main square is the Baroque Marian column. As in other Towns, it was built in gratitude for the end of the plague epidemic in 1680. The column is decorated with sculptures of St. Vaclav, St. Florian, St. Roch and St. Moric and was renovated in 1716. Near the column, is a fountain which was built in 1665 as part of the town water...more
As it's name says, this garden is next to the Castle. It has 54 hectars. In the summer it is very beautiful, with loads of flowers and trees, ponds and small rivers.There are 3 entrances to this garden: One is on the right side of the Castle, another is next to the Wine Cellars (walk past the Castle and turn right), and the last is next to river...more
Flower Garden (Kvetna zahrada) - the 17th-century gem of baroque landscaping (F. Lichese, G. P. Tencallo) with a rotunda in the centre and a 233 m long collonnade adorned with classical sculpture.I'm sure you think it should be botanic garden, but believe me it's not a botanic garden. It's more like a park. It's really beautiful and if you visit...more
ok...i will go back to my journals to remember everywhere i've gone, but for now...the castle in kromeriz - big tourist spot for people who visit the town. pretty area. inside, if i remember correctly, there was an art museum with some beautiful works. not expensive at all to get in. students get discounted entry fee.more
This restaurant is quite nice inside, next to supermarket Albert, in Oskol part of Kromeriz.
Half of it is normal Czech pub (loads of smoke...). They serve typical Czech meals for very good prices. Always when I came to Kromeriz to see my family - we go there.
The service is very fast - so if you are hungry, go there. You will be served quickly and food will be on the table within 5 minutes.
They serve lunch menu - soup and main meal for around 70 Kc.
From Prague it is quite easy to get here:
Take a bus from Florenc Bus Station (in the centre of Prague) and there are four buses per day going to Kromeriz. One at 12.50 and then at 15.00, 17.00 and 18.00. One way cost around 200 KC (cca 5 GBP). The trip takes roughly 4 hours. It has 30 minut stopover in Brno Bus station.