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Knights’ House

Knights’ House

As you walk along Smetanovo náměstí square, you are sure to notice the rich variety of town houses that line it. They all have their own history and one of them is bound to catch your attention immediately. This is the Knights’ House, which got its name from a story of the same name by Alois Jirásek. It is one of this country’s jewels of ...

Historical Town Centre

Historical Town Centre

The centre of the town is Smetanovo náměstí square which, at almost 500 m long, is one of the longest squares in Central Europe. Come and see for yourself the whole range of outstanding town houses which, though standing on narrow gothic plots of land, are predominantly late Baroque and Classicist in style. Do not forget that you can explore ...

Monastery Gardens

Monastery Gardens

If, during a walk round the castle hill, you feel like a rest we recommend you visit the Monastery Gardens. This beautiful municipal park lies next to the castle grounds, overlooked by Litomyšl’s two churches. The gardens were created in 2000 to a design by Zdeněk Sendler, Radko Květ and Václav Babka. Here you can see statues by Olbram and ...

River Loučná Embankment

River Loučná Embankment

If you are visiting with children, there is a newly-built playground on Vodní valy street which was opened to the public in 2017. Besides the attractively reconstructed riverbank of the river Loučná they are sure to enjoy the play equipment which, in contrast to traditional swings and see-saws, includes sound and music motifs of various forms. ...

Renaissance Castle

Renaissance Castle

If you are going to Litomyšl, be sure not to miss a visit to its 16th century castle which is definitely one of the dominant features of the town. This renaissance building was commissioned by Vratislav of Pernštejn who held the office of High Chancellor here. The builder was Giovanni Battista Aostalli and his relative Ulrico Aostalli de Sala. ...

Portmoneum – the Josef Váchal Museum

Portmoneum – the Josef Váchal Museum

For visitors who like the work of Josef Váchal or would like to get to know it, we recommend a visit to the Portmoneum – Josef Váchal museum. You can find it at No. 75, T. Novákové street. Its history begins back in 1920 when office clerk, private printer and art lover, Josef Portman invited his friend, painter, graphic artist, writer and ...

Apartment of Birth of Bedřich Smetana

Apartment of Birth of Bedřich Smetana

Come and see the place where one of the greatest musical geniuses in history came into the world. In the ground floor rooms of the former castle brewery, where, in 1842, Bedřich Smetana was born, is an exhibition that attempts to give visitors some idea of the atmosphere of the Smetana household, family life and the events associated with ...

Castle Hill

Castle Hill

In the area around the castle there is a place where history meets the present. At the end of the 11th century a church or Benedictine monastery was established here. In the second half of the 1140’s this was replaced by a Premonstratensian monastery called The Mount of Olives because of the hill’s similarity to the biblical peak in Jerusalem. ...

Piarist Church

Piarist Church

This Baroque church is sure to catch your attention immediately. This captivating building towers over the castle hill and is unmissable. The church was closed for a long time and was reopened to the public after decades in 2014 when it underwent significant renovation according to a plan drawn up by Marek Štepán. Inside you can find three works ...

A Heart for Václav Havel

A Heart for Václav Havel

At the castle, you can visit the cellars where numerous collections of works by the renowned sculptor, Olbram Zoubek await you. He dedicated this great collection of statues to the town of his second marriage. In 2014 this was supplemented by the exhibition ‘A Heart for Vaclav Havel’ created by Lukáš Gavlovský and Roman Švejda from more ...

Regional Museum

Regional Museum

As you cross the castle hill consider visiting the regional museum which holds a range of exhibitions all year round and which has recently undergone extensive reconstruction. In the museum you can explore their new permanent exhibition ‘Litomyšl – City of Culture and Education’ with a range of unique artifacts and a programme for children. ...

Litomyšl Astronomical Clock

Litomyšl Astronomical Clock

On the first floor of the Old Town Hall tower in Smetana Square, there is an Art Nouveau astronomical clock, which, just like the tower clock, was supplied by Karel Adamec from Čáslav in 1907. The visual design of the astronomical clock's deck comes from Antonín Růžička, later a professor of drawing at the State Industrial School in Prague ...

Litomyšlení – a programme for kids

Litomyšlení – a programme for kids

You will encounter Litomyšlení, an interactive family programme on the castle hill, at every step. You can start from anywhere – in the stables, in the tent in front of the café, in the castle park, in the Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross, but also in the Regional Museum or directly in the castle. The individual stops will gradually ...

Castle Cellars

Castle Cellars

The extensive cellars of Litomyšl Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are an exclusive space with a distinguished atmosphere, offering relaxation and unwinding of thoughts from everyday business. Thanks to the high vaulted ceilings, the halls do not evoke cramped feelings, which are common in other cellar spaces; on the contrary, their majestic ...

1ar(t) and 2ar(t) public spaces in Mariánská Stree

1ar(t) and 2ar(t) public spaces in Mariánská Stree

Public spaces in the very centre of Litomyšl, where people can spend their leisure time, is located literally just a few steps from the castle grounds. Both places in Mariánská Street are designed for relaxation, art and various happenings.
1ar(t)1 art/ 100 m², a public park with a well by Václav Cigler, dedicated to art and relaxation, made ...

 
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