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The Town Of Boskovice

Published: 1.8.2009
Boskovice-town has eleven thousands of inhabitants. It is situated in 40 kms distance in north direction from Brno, not far from picturesque countryside of Moravian Karst. The town temptates a lot of tourists, thanks to great number of unique places of interest and amazed surrounding nature.

The first monument which is attractive for each visitor, is a building of  the chateau, proudly Synagoguerising above the town. The bases of this Ne-Classical jewel come to 17th century, when Dominicane Order monastery was founded on this place. Anyway, the time period of Dietrichstein Parentage who stayed here, was quite important for the castle. At the end of 19th century, Squarethey decided to rebuild the abbey into a chateau. At the same time, this property got into hands of Mensdorff-Pouilly, French Parentage, and the chateau obtained today´s Neo-Classic face. However, this property of the family was confiscated during 2nd World War. Nevertheless, Mensdorff-Pouilly Family got back their property in 1990.

At present, you can walk through interiors, equipped with furniture, a sample of clear Neo-Classic style. As a dominante, there is a dancing hall, surpassing with excellent acoustics, used to concert performances from time to time. On the contrary, the children could be pleased with small room, equipped with old time furniture and toys. In any case, you cannot miss chateau-chapel, and you can visit it without a guide.

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Nevertheless, the chateau is not the only monument in Boskovice, you can admire. It is also worth to visit a castle. From here, there is amazing view around countryside. Its roots come to 13th century, when its bases were found. However, sad chapter in castle´s history came in Castle of Boskovice18th century, when the walls were consequently taken into pieces, as building material, by local people. Thanks to these events, the castle is more similar to a ruin. Despite this fact, you can make also here a guided tour.

Local Jewish town is another from ideas, which belong inseparably to the town of Boskovice. In past times, concretely from 14th century, there lived quite big number of Jews in Boskovice. They created their own ghetto in the town, including Jewish cemetery and synagogue from 1638. Jewish town is possible to be admired by guided tour.

Each of more than 25 sightseeings is clearly marked and added with more detailed information.

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Entry fee:

Chateau:   Full: CZK 85,- Reduced: CZK 55,-

Castle:      Full: CZK 30,- Children and pensioners: CZK 20,-

Guided tour throughout Jewish Town: Full: CZK 30,-  Reduced: CZK 20,-

Text/photo: Libor Včelík

Translantion: ing. Jan Jonáš


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