Buchlov Castle

National Cultural Monument

Buchlov castle is one of the oldest castles in the Czech republic. Its history and architecture make Buchlov one of the most importatnt castles in Moravia. First castle on this site was build in the first half of the 13th century, as an importatnt strategic point and administrative centre on the eastern borders of the Lands of the Bohemian Crowns (Corona regni Bohemiae).  It was part of a defence system that was supplemented by the newly created towns of Uherské Hradiště and Uherský Brod. Although Buchlov was royal property from the tim  of its foundation until the beginning of the 16th century, it was frequently put in pledge to rich Moravian families
– the king‘s creditors. From the standpoint of its architectural style, the castle belongs to transition period of the Romanesque Gothic. Monumental Buchlov castle was never completely conquered by enemy armies.

State castle Buchlov is state property from 1945. Is managed by the Ministry of Culture through the National Heritage Institute in Prague, regional office in Kroměříž. In 2001 he was declared a National Cultural Monument.