Hrad Krakovec - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Southern part of the castle.
Hrad Krakovec - FURTHER INFORMATION
Hrad Krakovec - Krakovec visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Hrad Krakovec' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Středočeský kraj.
Hrad Krakovec (Krakovec Castle) is an important tourist attraction in the Středočeský kraj region of the Czech Republic. The 14th century castle was built around 1383 in Krakovec and was one of the favourite castles of Wenceslas IV. The castle was remodelled in the 16th century in Renaissance style and repaired again at the beginning of the 17th century. Thereafter, Hrad Krakovec was abandoned and fell into disrepair.
Hrad Krakovec has seen several notable visitors. As well as the Czech Royal family, it was a refuge of Jan Hus, the 15th century Czech priest, philosopher, reformer, and master at Charles University in Prague when he was expelled from the Catholic Church as a heretic. From Hrad Krakovec, Jan Hus then travelled to Constance, where he was tied as a heretic and burned at the stake. His writings were later to have a great influence on Martin Luther.
Visitors to Hrad Krakovec will find the remains of a beautiful chapel, dark cellars with a Gothic vault, and circular towers. It is set in beautiful surroundings.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: Hrad Krakovec is 15km south of Rakovnik (229 road and country lanes). It is 75km west of Prague.
Train: Všesulov Station, 5km from the castle.