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Zvíkov Castle
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Professor August Sedláček called Zvíkov the king of Czech castles.

Zvíkov Castle

King of Czech castles

Today we go together to Zvíkov Castle, which is located above the Orlík reservoir at the confluence of the Vltava and Otava rivers. We will pass through Zvíkovské Podhradie. There is a fairly narrow road. We don't park yet. In front of us there are two parking lots. The same amount is paid for both – CZK 60 per car. The parking lots are exactly the same. Only one is located about 200 meters closer to the castle. From the parking lot we walk about 600 meters.

Zvíkov Castle
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Zvíkov Castle

The history of Zvíkov Castle has been connected with the royal family of the Přemyslids from the very beginning. The first step towards its foundation was probably taken by Přemysl Otakar I. Zvíkov is one of the foremost buildings of Czech medieval secular architecture.

Zvíkov Castle

The castle grounds are relatively large. The entrance to the castle complex is through the stone bridge through the Písek Gate. We can move freely in the area. From the walls are amazing views of the surrounding countryside and the Orlík dam. Admission is paid only to the royal palace. He walks through the palace without a guide.

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Zvíkov Castle

Runes or construction marks… .. detail Tuber towers

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Zvíkov Castle

Chapel of St. Wenceslas

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Zvíkov Castle

Detail of the altar in the chapel of St. Wenceslas

Zvíkov Castle
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Zvíkov Castle

Fresco in the Dance Hall

Zvíkov Castle
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Zvíkov Castle

Dance hall decoration

Zvíkov Castle
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Zvíkov Castle

Arcade corridor on the first floor of the royal palace

Zvíkov Castle
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Zvíkov Castle

Decoration of the arcade corridor on the first floor of the royal palace

Zvíkov Castle
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Zvíkov Castle

It is possible to get to Zvíkov by water. There is a boat mooring by the castle. It is possible to buy the route Zvíkov – Orlík. The castle complex is also suitable for families with children, with prams …

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Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com
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