The Royal Palace

The palace is a proof of the architectural art from the time of Přemysl Otakar II.

The tour forms one route. Visitors walk through freely, without a guide, by following the arrows. All the texts are in English and other languages.

The royal castle of Zvíkov was probably founded at the end of the rule of the king Přemysl Otakar I. (died in 1230). The oldest part of the castle was the powerful prismatic tower called “Hlízová“ (something like “bulbous“) or ”Markomanka“. To the tower the king’s palace was built which was finished under the rule of the king Přemysl Otakar II. The palace was built on the ground plan of an irregular pentagon with a courtyard which is on the ground-floor and in the 1st floor surrounded by an arcade gallery. After the palace has been finished strong fortifications with gates and guard tower were constructed in the 13th century. In the 14th and 15th century the castle with its mighty fortification system served as a protection for the nobility from the environment. In the case of danger they escaped behind its strong walls.

Basic information

  • duration 45 minutes
  • max. 50 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 1.–29. 3. closed
30. 3.–31. 3. Sat–Sun 9.30–15.30
1. 4.–30. 4. Sat–Sun 9.30–15.30
19. 4. Fri 9.30–15.30
22. 4. Mon 9.30–15.30
1. 5.–31. 5. Tue–Sun 9.30–16.00
1. 6.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 9.00–17.00
1. 9.–30. 9. Tue–Sun 9.30–16.00
1. 10.–31. 10. Sat–Sun 9.30–15.30
28. 10. Mon 9.30–15.30
1. 11.–31. 12. closed

Admission

2019

  • Adults 100 Kč
  • Children up to 6 years free
  • Children 6 – 18 years 70 Kč
  • Seniors over 65 years 70 Kč
  • Family admission (max. 2 adults and 3 children under 15 years) 260 Kč
  • ISIC, ITIC, EYCA, EUROBEDS card holders 70 Kč
  • ZTP card holders over 18 years 70 Kč
  • ZTP card holders up to 18 years, ZTP/P card holders and ZTP/P guides free
  • ICOM, ICOMOS members, NPÚ and National museum employees and accredited journalists free
  • Groups of ZTP/P, ZTP up to 18 years and preschool children 20 Kč

reservation not necessary