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THE CHATEAU

THE HISTORY

 

"Estate Forest Office"

The room, you entered in, represents the estate forest office.

"The Silver Chamber"

adjoins the Old Refectory and to the Hare Hall. Its name comes from several chests with silverware that was stored here. The silver was laid on  the table, cleaned and looked after by the so-called "Silver man", who also slept in this room.

"The Hare Room"

is decorated with themes from "the reversed world", unique within Europe. The scenes show the world of hares, who take command of the  world after humans: Attack of Hare Cavalry Against Human Infantry, Battle of Hares and Dogs, Celebration of Hare Victory, Hunting Humans and Banquet of the Hare Royal Couple.

"The Venus Hall"

is an example of a good knowledge of ancient mythology, very popular during renaissance. The central frescos on the ceiling show Venus and Adonis as well as contrasts in human characteristics.

"The Emperor's Room"

is the most luxurious of all the rooms of Bučovice chateau. Its name comes from the busts of four roman emperors. The vault lunettes are fully decorated with plastic stucco, which is ascribed to Hans Mont, court sculptor of the Rudolphine period. The themes of all the ceiling paintings come from Homer's Odyssey.

"The Entrance Room"

The Entrance Roomwas very modestly furnished and decorated to emphasize the entrance to the  luxurious Emperor's Room.

"The Bird Hall",

sometimes also called "The Black Hall", induces the atmosphere of a  light pergola and the birds painted in the vault panels gave the hall its name. The sculptures of Zeus Flying on an Eagle and Zeus with Leda are also ascribed to Hans Mont. The mannerist paintings take their themes from ancient mythology again - the Muses and Mercury the god.

"The Hall of the Senses"

The Hall of the Sensesis called after the vault paintings of five human senses personified by woman figures and animals. The paintings were inspired by Raffael Saddler's engravings.

The Baroque chapel

Catherine von Liechtenstein, born von Boskovice, initiated the building of the  baroque chapel. The chapel was finished in 1637 and is sacred to The  Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Bernardo Bianki is the author of the  lavish stucco decorations.

The  plan of rooms

Some chateau areas (rooms, the garden, etc.) is available for a rent (feasts, contracts, presentations, garden parties, weddings,etc). Please contact us for more informations.

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