Pardubice Region – Pardubice Chateau, Vesely Kopec, Policka, Kolovec, Kladruby
In this Czech-American TV online Broadcast you will see:
PARDUBICE CHATEAU – The original feudal residence is from the end of the 13th century. There have been many reconstructions especially in the late 15th century and early 16th century under the Pernstejn rule. The original castle was turned into a palace. It is the only type of this building preserved to this extent in Central Europe. The chateau is now the Museum and Gallery of East Bohemia in Pardubice.
The Vesely Kopec museum of folk architecture. There is an example of a farmer’s timbered home and other structures that were built in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. The folk technical water-powered buildings are very interesting.
Policka – the birthplace of Bohuslav Martinu – The world-renowned composer Bohuslav Martinu was born and lived with his family in a small room in the tower of St. James Church in Policka. The tower is 120 ft high giving an eye-catching view of the town. The family moved when he was 11 years old.
The Kolovec Technical and Craft Museum – there are more than 7000 displays and it is one of the largest museums in the Czech Republic.
The Stud Farm at Kladruby nad Labem – The main stables, castle, and church are all open to visitors. The main stables consist of the breeding stallions stalls, the broodmare area, a training arena for young horses, the foaling area, as well as the riding hall.
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