Lednice
Lednice is a village, situated in south-east part of Czech Republic. The residence belonging in the past to Liechtenstein family, surrounded by the huge park is located there.

The history of this site began in XII century, when the first castle was erected here. After a few hundreds of year, it was reshaped in the Renaissance palace and subsequently in the Baroque one. At the same time, the manor was surrounded by the Baroque garden, created in the form of terraces ornamented with many sculptures.

At the end of XVIII century the reconstruction works started to take place, which transformed the adjacent terrains into landscape park in romantic style and increasing the total area of the garden up to approx. 200 ha. The great pond, which was also an artificial creation, covers approx. 15 ha, includes more than ten islands. It lies in central point of the park, consisting at the same time many view axes of the new garden.

There are many building, mainly for ornamental purpose, created for years. The most important and well known are: over 60-metre high minaret (built on the other end of axis through the pond in relation to residential palace), Temple of Apollo, Temple of Three Graces, Temple of Diana, the artificial ruins of a medieval castle, Roman aqueduct and obelisk.

The area of the garden situated close to the palace also obtained a new look, although remaining the old style, e.g. by replacing the old orangery by a new one (also called a palm house), built from steel and glass.

In 1996 the presented object was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.








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