Travel Tip: Sychrov Chateau, unique blend of architectural styles

in traveltip •  2 months ago

Dear Steemit friends and followers,

Welcome to my Travel Tip series where I promote some of the most beautiful places, interesting landmarks and impressive architectural sites of my homeland, the Czech Republic.

Today, I will show you another architectural masterpiece of the country, the famous chateau of Sychrov.

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Located in the northern part of the country, some 16 km (10 mi) outside the city of Liberec, the Sychrov Chateau is a large chateau complex that is known for a number of features from different architectural styles.

Originally, a Gothic fortress was standing at the site of the chateau. However, the fortress was completely destroyed in a war and it was later turned into a Baroque chateau. The chateau was then reconstructed in the Classicistic style and, eventually, between 1847 and 1862, the noble Rohan family had it transformed into its current appearance of an opulent Gothic Revival chateau. In the 1920s, some functionalist features were also added to the chateau.

Open to public since 1950, the chateau hosts extensive collections of artworks, paintings, decorated glassware and much more. The park is surrounded by impressive, well-maintained parks that are home to trained birds of prey such as falcons, eagles and buzzards that perform tricks for visitors.

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Source: Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons)

Listed as a National Cultural Monument since 1995, the Sychrov Chateau has also appeared in many movies, including some of the most popular Czech fairy tales or the 2013 Russian movie The Three Musketeers.


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Tomas
CEO & Founder of CGH

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Hello @czechglobalhosts, Sychrov Chateau is very impressive place to every passengers I believe. Why I telling that? There are so many different architectural styles indeed. Also oldest artworks & drawings valuable to see visitors much. Lot of tourist attraction tricks arrived from the authority. It's great.

Hi Tomás, another beautiful architectural work, thank you for letting us know the beauty of your country, through this medium, thanks

I really love the classic european architecture, is so beautiful and elegant!

Tomas I'm curious to your background and what you are doing. Are you still working besides Steemit or has it taken completely over? I see you had the pleasure of working as some kind of "travel agency"? Hope you don't mind me asking :) you seem to do a lot for getting peoples attention to go to Czech republic!

It's beautiful you have such a love and interest for your own country

I have seen lots of monuments and chateau in my life but these in the sychrov Chateau are just phenomenal. I really liked the architectural and the greenery around. Todays travel tip is a hit. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work.

No doubt Prague has one of the best architecture in the world and this historical building is the perfect example of it. I wasn't at home and when i came back and visited your profile i found this master piece. Thanks for sharing this @czechglobalhosts.

Wonderful architecture prague in the world.....very historical buildings...very Amazing buildings....very famous places in prague....i love prague country....Prague is most wonderful country in the world......i see many pictures of the prague country...All pictures are looking very fabulous...thanks for sharing.

Really interesting how when a building gets destroyed and adapts to the different architectural styles of their respective time periods.

Great post!