The Royal Palace (basic tour)

The castle palace is a proof of the architectural art from the Premyslid era of the king Přemysl Otakar II. in 13th century.

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.–3. 4. closed
4. 4.–8. 4. closed
9. 4.–12. 4. closed
13. 4. (Mon) closed
14. 4.–30. 4. closed
1. 5.–24. 5. closed
25. 5.–31. 5. Mon–Sun 9.30–16.00
1. 6.–12. 7. Mon–Sun 9.00–17.00
13. 7.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 9.00–17.00
1. 9.–27. 9. Tue–Sun 9.30–16.00
28. 9. Mon 9.30–16.00
29. 9. Tue 9.30–16.00
30. 9. Wed 9.30–16.00
1. 10.–11. 10. Sat–Sun 9.30–15.30
12. 10.–31. 12. closed

Notice: The ticket office is closed from 12 to 1 pm out of July and August.

Admission

without guide

  • Full 120 CZK
  • Children 0-6 years free
  • Youth 6-18 years 80 CZK
  • Family (2 full + 1-3 kids up to 15 years) 310 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 80 CZK
  • ISIC or EYCA Cards 80 CZK
  • ZTP, ZTP/P Cards free
  • ZTP/P Guide free
  • ICOMOS Card, National Museum and Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic Cards free
  • Journalist with press accreditation free
  • Free single or family NPÚ tickets free
  • Group ICOMOS, ZTP, ZTP/P, NM and MK with reservation 20 CZK/p

reservation not necessary