Nové Město nad Metují
Zámek Nové Město nad Metují, Husovo náměstí, 549 01 Nové Město nad Metují
Tel. +420 491 470 523
The manor has been reconstructed from a castle with a cylindrical tower, first adapted in
the late Gothic style after 1528 and afterwards expanded to the shape of a manor with four
wings during 1558 - 1568 by Jan Stubenberk and his descendants. Walter Leslie performed a
radical Baroque reconstruction in 1651 - 1660. In 1908, the brothers Josef and Cyril Bartoň
bought the already dilapidated building and soon afterwards began its overall
reconstruction directed by the architect Dušan Jurkovič.
His successor, P. Jonák, went on designing the final shapes of the interiors with new,
carefully detailed ceilings and wall paintings, mostly by F. Kysela.
The interiors of the castle surpass considerably the exterior of the building by
their beautiful decorations and mutual variability. The original early Baroque stucco by G.
B. Bianchi and paintings by F. Harovník have been preserved in the castle chapel of St.
Salvatore and in several halls of the 2nd floor. There is a beautiful Art Nouveau bedroom
as well as the large study or Groin Hall, both with richly decorated vaults. The collection
of artistic works includes M. Teinitzer (modern tapestry and other fabric works), M. John
(ceramics) as well as a number of paintings, wash drawings and other works by prominent