The Moravian Aristocrat in the Labyrinth of the World

The exhibition The Moravian Aristocrat in the Labyrinth of the World, whose name refers to the famous work by Jan Amos Comenius, is dedicated to the universe of Moravian Renaissance aristocracy – the universe of religious tolerance, prudent government of the estates defending the provincial rights, and of general cultural and economic bloom.

Yet the exhibition is also focused on the dramatic turn of the seventeenth century and its major representatives, namely on the generation of Karel the Elder of Žerotín and Prince Karel of Liechtenstein, who played key parts in the time of the escalated religious controversies, issuing into the revolt of the estates, whose defeat ended the fortunate period in the country’s history. In addition to the two aristocrats, friends from their youth, who, as a result of the tense social circumstances, ended up on opposite sides of the issue, many other remarkable figures were to be found within the ranks the Moravian estates – valiant soldiers, intellectuals, book and art enthusiasts, pious worshippers, politicians, refined courtiers, shrewd economists, as well as careerists and political schemers. The aim of the exhibition is to provide an insight into their lives – education, economy, pastimes, residences, and the everyday, so as to render a comprehensive image of the lifestyle of their time. However, the Bučovice Chateau itself remains the most important “exhibit” of the presentation – one of the incunabula of Renaissance art in Moravia, and at the same time a jewel of European Late Renaissance architecture, whose walls hold the story of Renaissance aristocracy up to this day.

Basic information

  • duration 30 minutes
  • max. 45 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
8. 1.–29. 3. Tue–Sun 9.00–15.00
9. 4.–30. 6. Tue–Sun 10.00–16.00
22. 4. Mon 10.00–16.00
23. 4. (Tue) closed
18. 5. (Sat) closed
1. 7.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 10.00–16.30
1. 9.–31. 10. Tue–Sun 10.00–16.00
28. 10. Mon 10.00–16.00
29. 10. (Tue) closed

Admission

The tour is without a guide, and the time it takes is up to you.

  • Adults 100 CZK
  • Children aged 6-15, students aged 15-26, OAPs over 65, holders of a ZTP (a pass for the disabled) over 18 70 CZK
  • Family admission (maximum 2 adults and three children up to 15) 270 CZK
  • Children under 6, holders of a ZTP/P pass and ZTP/P guides, holders of a ZTP pass up to 18, holders of ICOM, ICOMOS and holders of National Heritage Institute ID cards and journalists after accreditation at the chateau administration are all free

reservation needed for groups only