Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou

Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou Chateau

Baroque chateau in Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou belongs to the most monumental architectures of the first half of the 18th century both in our country and in Europe. It is one of the most visited sights in the Vysočina Region.

The former medieval fortress was rebuilt in late 16th century in a Renaissance manor, preserved in the masonry of today´s Baroque building. The building underwent a Baroque reconstruction under the most prominent owners of the Jaroměřice domain, the Questenbergs, in 1700-1737. The French chateau gardens were established at the same time along with a park in the English style. At the height of its fame, Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou was a centre of cultural life organised locally by Jan Adam Questenberg (1678-1752). The town at the time boasted a library, gallery, theatre and its own band. The bandmaster of the chateau ensemble was the well-known Czech composer František Václav Míča, who wrote the first Czech opera, a work entitled The Founding of Jaroměřice. Today, visitors to the château can enjoy the renovated Baroque residence with nineteenth century interiors. Individual rooms are furnished to match their former function. Musical instruments and furniture related to the musical life at the château are on display as a reminder of its famous musical past. The nearby Church of St Margaret, built along with the château in the spirit of the High Baroque, also makes for an interesting visit.


Address: Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou Chateau, nám. Míru 1

Phone number: +420 568 440 237, +420 724 730 852

Official e-mail: jaromerice@npu.cz

Official website: www.zamek-jaromerice.cz (in English)