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Schwarzenberg tomb Orlík

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Schwarzenberg tomb Orlík
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Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com
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In the English park of the Orlík chateau there is the Schwarzenberg Tomb, which is ten years older than the more famous, more magnificent Schwarzenberg Tomb in Domanín near Třeboň.

Schwarzenberg tomb

The author of the design from 1860 was the princely engineer Antonín Šiman, a year later this design was approved. The actual construction took place in the years 1861–1864, and the building is thus ten years older than the more famous Schwarzenberg tomb in Domanín.

Schwarzenberg tomb
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Schwarzenberg tomb

The establishment of a new tomb for the younger, Orlické family branch was already proposed by Charles I. Filip Schwarzenberg in his will, however, it took several more years to choose a suitable place.

Schwarzenberg tomb
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Schwarzenberg tomb

The tomb was built in the northern part of the park on a place called U svatých křížů.

Schwarzenberg tomb
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Schwarzenberg tomb

An interesting architectural detail is the entrance portal on the southwest wall with a massive carved door, on the sides of which are placed plates with quotes from the Bible: Ecce tu dormies cum patribus tuis (Behold, you lie down with your fathers) and Beati mortui qui in Domino moriuntur (Blessed Dead) who die in the Lord).

Schwarzenberg tomb
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com
Schwarzenberg tomb
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Schwarzenberg tomb

Charles III took part in the ordination. Schwarzenberg, his mother Josefina, née Wratislavová of Mitrowicz and brother Edmund Schwarzenberg. Primogeniture was represented by John Adolf II. from Schwarzenberg, his wife Eleonora, born in Liechtenstein and their son Adolf Josef. There was also the Bishop of České Budějovice, Jan Valerián Jirsík, who gave a speech in Czech in front of the tomb.

Schwarzenberg tomb
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Schwarzenberg tomb

The building was built in the neo-Gothic style on a floor plan in the shape of a regular cross. It has two main floors, the second of which ends with two side stairs, and an attic floor. A narrow bell tower rises from the center of the roof.

Schwarzenberg tomb

Detail of a staircase

Schwarzenberg tomb
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Schwarzenberg tomb

Detail of the front door

Schwarzenberg tomb
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Schwarzenberg tomb

Detail of the front door

Schwarzenberg tomb
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com
Schwarzenberg tomb
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Schwarzenberg tomb

Detail of a staircase

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