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Buchlov Castle is a royal palace located at an altitude of 510 meters on the Hrshibov hill, near the village of Buchlovice.
The castle was built in the 13th century by order of the Czech king , as a defensive fortress to protect the southern border with Hungary. Even in spite of the fact that Buchlov belonged to Czech kings, he was quite often in the use of famous noble families. Each new owner of the castle completed it at his own discretion.
At the end of the 13th century, a chapel was erected in the castle, and in the middle of the 15th century a knight's hall appeared here, which today is a popular tourist destination.
Sorry, the exact date of the beginning of construction and the original architectural appearance of the castle are still unknown. It is known that the original construction of the castle was carried out in the Romanesque style, but in the middle of the 16th century the owner of the castle was Jan Zdansky, who reconstructed it in the Renaissance style. In the 17th century, the castle acquired the Baroque style, which was popular at that time.
In the 18th century, the castle was taken over by the Petrwald family. At that time, the head of the family, succumbing to his wife's persuasion, built a luxurious palace near the castle, after which Bukhlov was used as a summer residence.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the castle became the property of the Berchtold family - relatives Petrwaldov. In 1945, the Bukhlov castle was nationalized, since its owners during the Second World War were in rather close cooperation with the Germans.
Today, the Museum of Natural History, the Knights' Hall and the Library with a large collection of books are available for visiting in the castle. The Berchtold family crypt is located in the chapel of St. Barbara. The interior of Bukhlov Castle was designed in the style of the 15th - 19th centuries.
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Topic: Buchlov Castle in the Czech Republic.