The Buchlov Castle situated about three kilometres northwest of Buchlovice was already standing in the 13th century. The king had it built as a strategically defensive fortress and as a centre with jurisdiction including the so-called hunting right. You will see the development of interior design from the 15th to the 19th century in the castle. A somewhat piquant fact is that even though the Buchlov Castle was built by the Czech king himself and remained among the permanent property of the monarch until the 16th century, he often pledged it to aristocratic families. Subsequently, it was then privately owned by various families.
On the tour of the castle you will see rooms in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style – an armoury, a library, a black kitchen, and travel collections of aristocrats (even an Egyptian mummy). The tour ends at a lookout tower but you can extend it and visit the tomb in St. Barbara’s Chapel nearby. It is great that you can choose from many sightseeing tours at the Buchlov Castle. You would not be able to concentrate on what the guide says with young children anyway, so take them on a self-guided tour of the premises instead.
If you have enough time and energy to visit a chateau after visiting this castle, go to the Buchlovice Chateau.