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Orlík Castle is a real pearl among Czech monuments. Although the exact date of the founding of Orlík is not known, it is certain that there was a stronghold on the high promontory above Vltava at the beginning of the XIII century. Orlík was rebuilt and expanded into a solid Gothic castle and continued to serve as one of the many pillars and administrative centers of the royal power.
One of the most extensive and most significant reconstructions was realized after the devastating fire of the XVI century in the Renaissance spirit.
In 1802, the chateau once again caught fire.
The last significant construction of the Orlík chateau took place in the middle of the XIX century. The chateau was given especially by the new neo - gothic style facades, according to the plans of the architect Professor Bernard Gruber. ———————————————————————————