Grotto

Artifical water caves under castle constructed in the 18th century.

The artificial water caves in the basement of the building were constructed by Anna Maria Francesca of Tuscany in Italian style, and in building terms are the result of their Baroque origins in early 18th century, several Neo-Classical adaptations in the late 18th century, and local interventions during a romantic Rococo reconstruction. The entire grotto consists of six areas with Baroque fountains with figurative decorations and some relief ruins of ancient buildings on the walls. In relation to the southern facade, the grotto forms the ground-floor rooms of the chateau,while in relation to the northern facade they form the cellars.

Basic information

  • duration 15 minutes
  • max. 25 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
27. 3.–30. 4. closed
1. 5.–31. 5. closed
1. 6.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 9.00–17.00
5. 7. Mon 9.00–17.00
1. 9.–30. 9. Tue–Sun 9.00–16.00
1. 10.–31. 10. Sat–Sun 9.00–15.00
27. 10.–29. 10. Wed–Fri 9.00–15.00

Admission

Czech guide tour

  • Adults 25-65 years 60 CZK
  • Children under 6 years free
  • Children 6-18 years 30 CZK
  • Youth 18-25 years 50 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 50 CZK
  • Persons with disabilities with valid identification card/certificate 50 CZK
  • Person accompanying a disabled person free
  • Person accompanying a school group of 15 pupils/students free
  • Tour guide accompanying a group of at least 15 persons free
  • Free single NPÚ tickets free
  • Free family NPÚ tickets free
  • NPÚ-card free
  • „Náš člověk“-card* free
  • National Museum-card* 60 CZK
  • ICOMOS-card* 60 CZK
  • Journalist with press accreditation* free
  • * Offer available for cardholder only

reservation needed for groups only