Velké Opatovice is the northernmost town of South Moravia. The South Moravian region ends at the border of the town. When you make a trip there you will see a chateau, and today it is not only a chateau.
The building caught fire in 1973, so it was rebuilt and now provides practical services to the local community. The chateau is the seat of the municipal authority and there is also a cinema and a museum. And that is not all.
People who are enthusiastic about map creation will be thrilled! The Moravian Cartographic Centre is situated in another part of the chateau. The permanent exhibition focuses on the historical development of cartography, especially on the creation of maps in Moravia and Silesia. You can see a giant plastic map of the historical lands of Moravia and Silesia in the main hall. The map spans an area of over one hundred square metres. You can find such a unique thing only in Velké Opatovice.
The chateau is also the seat of the Memorial of the Town and features a memorial hall of the academic sculptor Karel Otáhal. His works of art include a three-metre sculpture of Bedřich Smetana in the chateau park. You can go for endless walks in the park, because it has 13.5 hectares of greenery, including rare trees.