Státní zámek Valtice, 691 42 Valtice
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Valtice represent an excellent example of Baroque style. The build up of the manor is in its first phase,
i.e. about till the middle of the 17th century, connected with Duke Karel Eusebius from Liechtenstein who
also considerably influenced the final shape of the buildings. Till 1641 most of them were projected by G.
G. Tencalla. In the first quarter of the 18th century the manneristic esthetics of the three story manor
was overlaid by a more modern form of the top Baroque according to the project of J. B. Fischer from
Erlach. His plan were realized here by D. Martinelli, especially after 1713.
The stroll through the castle is a very pleasant experience. Several rooms and halls display
extraordinarily rich decorations of the walls whose value is not diminished by the fact that most of them
were radically restored in the second half of the 20th century.
The most beautiful from almost twenty interiors are the Mirror Hall, the picture gallery, the manor
chapel and the saloon of Prince Charles. These and a number of other rooms are moreover decorated by
magnificent ceiling paintings.
To the charm of Valtice adds the natural country park following since the 19th century the
tradition of a similar park at the manor of Lednice and containing numerous precious decorative
buildings. Among them it is necessary to mention at least the mighty colonnade with Corinthian pillars
built in 1832 and the Temple of Diana called also Rendezvous recalling the Roman Victorious Arc (1812).