In Kroměříž you will find a unique monument, registered on the UNESCO list – a combination of the Archbishop’s Castle (from whose tower there is a beautiful view of the city) and the garden architecture of the Podzámecká and Květná zahrady.
The Archbishop’s Castle in Kroměříž is one of the leading cultural and historical monuments in Moravia, it was the property of Olomouc’s bishops and archbishops, for whom it served as a representative residence.
The famous period of flourishing of the city, the castle and the gradual expansion of the gardens only occurred with the accession of the educated and cultured Karl of Lichtenstein-Castelkorn to the episcopal see in the second half of the 17th century. The new bishop came to a city strongly affected by the Thirty Years’ War, yet, in addition to many other large-scale construction projects, he concentrated on building two ornamental gardens – the Libosad (Flower Gardens) and the Castle Gardens.
The Kroměříž Flower Garden is one of the most important garden works on a global scale. Today, he is practically the only representative of such a composed unit in Europe.
The castle garden was founded in 1509 and expanded to an impressive area of 64 hectares over several centuries. Its content and appearance have changed since the beginning. It was rebuilt from a vegetable and fruit garden into a baroque garden in the 17th century. In the 19th century, it became a stylish landscape park, and today over 200 species of rare trees from various parts of Europe, America and Asia are planted here.
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