In Kroměříž, you can find a remarkable sight enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site - a combination of the Archbishop Palace (from the tower of which one can take a breathtaking view of the town) and garden architecture of the two well-known gardens, Chateaux Garden (Podzámecká zahrada in Czech) and Flower Garden (Květná zahrada).
The Archbishop Palace in Kroměříž may certainly be put among the forefront cultural-historical sights in Moravia. Formerly, the palace was a property of bishops and archbishops from Olomouc, who used it as a representational residence.
When the well-educated and cultivated Karl II von Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn was enthroned a prince-bishop of Olomouc in the second half of the 17th century, Kroměříž experienced a boom resulting mainly in the development of the town, the palace and gradually enlarging nearby gardens.
The Flower Garden, which is also called the Czech Versailles, is one of the most significant gardens on a global scale and it is in effect the sole representative of a garden composed in this way in the whole of Europe.
The Chateaux Garden, founded in 1509, was expanded to an impressive area of 64 ha in just a few following centuries. Not only its area has changed, its appeareance and plants being grown there have been altered, too. Formerly a vegetable- and fruit-growing garden was converted into a baroque garden in the 17th century. In the 19th century, the garden was redesigned once more, this time to a stylish landscape park. Today, you can find there more than two hundred precious species of various trees stemming from Europe, America, and Asia.