Lover of castles, chateaux and stately villas? If so visit the small country of the Czech Republic – land of fabled kings, fairy tale cities and villages and pretty natural surroundings, and of course, an abundance of castles, chateaux and villas. Visit any small town in the Czech Republic and you will spot a castle or chateaux – the majority of which have been renovated and shine with their former grandeur once again. The castles, chateaux and villas in the Czech Republic are not only draws for crowds of tourists, but for locals as well... and with the abundance of castles, chateaux, and architecturally-intriguing villas you could spend a lifetime touring them. Below you will find a list of the most evocative, charming castles, chateaux and villas in the fairy tale country of the Czech Republic, represented by beautiful photographs, descriptions, maps and contact information – all to better orientate you in the world of these impressive, stately structures.

 

Špilberk Castle

Dating back to the 13th century, Brno's Špilberk Castle sits perched atop a hill, overlooking the city below. This old fortress was completed by King Přemysl Otakar II. of Bohemia as the seat of the Moravian military governors in the middle of the 14th century. Dominating the skyline of the city of Brno for centuries, this old fortress has a deep d...

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Prague Castle

Prague Castle is a must-see. According to the Guinness World Records, it’s the largest ancient castle in the world – covering a total area bigger than seven football fields. Prince Borivoj built this spectacular castle to be the seat of his Premyslid dynasty in the late 9th century. It later became residence to Czech kings, Roman emperors and today...

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Český Krumlov Castle

The pretty Český Krumlov Castle is the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic after the majestic Prague Castle. Located in southern Bohemia this large complex that consists of forty palaces and buildings, five castle courts, and a seven hectare garden sits high above the whimsical small town of Český Krumlov and the winding Vltava Rive...

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Tugendhat Villa

The Tugendhat Villa, a marvel and masterpiece of modern architecture is located in the Moravian city of Brno. This iconic villa, designed by famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was built between the years of 1928 – 1930 for the couple Fritz and Greta Tugendhat. The villa was constructed from an iron framework that enabled the residential str...

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Lednice Chateau

Located in the beautiful wine country of southern Moravia, close to the Austrian border and situated in the UNESCO-protected Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape is the gorgeous Lednice Chateau. This grand architectural gem is a great place to visit in Moravia as it features lovely historical interiors and a surrounding English style park that is sim...

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