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© Kroměříž town

Episcopal residence, Kroměříž
Kremsier, known as the Athens of the Haná region
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Kroměříž, Moravia, Czech Republic

1665–1698; 1752–1759; 1772
Religious – Episcopal residence
Filiberto Luchese (1606 Melide – 1666 Vienna), Giovanni Pietro Tencalla (1629 Bissone? – 1702 Vienna?), Carpoforo Tencalla (1623–1685, Bissone), Quirico Castelli (Lugano?, active 1658–1672), Michael Mandík (? Gdaňsk, worked 1689–1699 in Moravia), Justus van den Nypoort (1645–49 Utrecht – after 1698?), Ignác Josef Cyrani of Bolleshaus, Franz Anton Krzoupal von Grüneberg, Baldassare Fontana (1661–1733, Chiasso), Paolo Pagani (1655 Castello Valsolda – 1716 Milan), Franz Anton Maulbertsch (1724 Langenargen am Bodensee – 1796 Vienna), Josef Stern (1716 Graz – 1775 Brno), František Ondřej Hirnle (1726, Prague – 1774, Kroměříž), Franz Adolph of Freenthal (1721–1773), Karl Martin Keller
Originally a market village, Kroměříž grew up around the crossroads of major European trade routes. Moravian bishops purchased the demesne in 1107. The residential complex consists of a chateau with a lower garden, floral garden and canonical homes lining the street leading to the Church of St. Mauritz. A fresco by F. A. Maulbertsch in the Feudal Hall is considered the most impressive of its kind in Central Europe. In 1998 the Kroměříž gardens and chateau were included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Copyright images "Národní památkový ústav v Telči": Národní památkový ústav - územní odborné pracoviště Telč.

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