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Milotice Castle in the Czech Republic

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Milotice Castle is an excellent palace located in the town of Milotice.

The fortress was first mentioned in the 14th century. During the Renaissance, the fortress was rebuilt into a residential castle. Despite significant restructuring, the architecture of the castle still preserves the details of the buildings of the Renaissance.

The castle acquired its current appearance in the 17th century. It was then that four corner towers were added to the building. At the end of the Thirty Years War, the castle was taken over by Gabriel Seignyi, whose family owned the estate until the beginning of the 19th century.

At the beginning of the 18th century, Count Karl Anton Serenyi rebuilt the castle. The restructuring was carried out in two stages – from 1719 to 1725 and from 1738 to 1743.

In the 1940s, all property of the last owner of the castle was confiscated. In 1948, the doors of the castle were opened to tourists. Today, the castle hosts concerts of classical and folk music, temporary and permanent exhibitions, as well as Christmas celebrations.

The castle was built in a quadrangular plan with towers at each corner. The facades of the castle are decorated with pilasters and blades without capitals. The palace features are added to the facade by an attic with reliefs, gables and oval windows of the towers, as well as stairs made in the Baroque style. On the first floor of the courtyard, there are open colonnades, which were partly laid during rebuilding.

The moats and a stone bridge have been preserved from the main entrance. Baroque gates with sculptures of winged horses adorn the entrance to the front yard. The main entrance to the palace is decorated with sculptures made in the form of sphinxes with female heads, figures of warriors and decorative vases. The creator of the sculptures is Jacob Schletter. The castle chapel contains frescoes by the painter Josef Ignaz Mildorfer in the 18th century.

On small terraces behind the palace, there is a garden in a regular style, divided by a figured balustrade. The garden was created by landscape architect Antonin Zinner in the first half of the 18th century.

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