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A castle, where the Queen most likely felt a little sad …

She spent her time restlessly walking through corridors and nervously looking out of the window. True, she was the wife of the powerful Luxembourg, but what of it, when she had to live so far away from him and he visited her only sporadically… This is probably how Charles IV’s first wife Blanche of Valois felt during her stay in 1337-1340. Built in the 13th century, it immediately joined the ranks of important castles because court sessions and assembly meetings used to be held within its walls. After the departure of Blanche, the castle became the seat of the Margraves of Moravia of the House of Luxembourg. However, later its importance began to decline only to be revived again during the Thirty Years' War, when the castle played an important role in Brno resisting the siege of the Swedes. Afterwards, the castle was rebuilt into a Baroque stronghold. Standing next to the cannons deployed on its walls, you can imagine yourself defending it in times long passed.


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Hrad Špilberk, Špilberk 210/1, 662 24 Brno

Web: www.spilberk.cz
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