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Castle Zasmuky Is a renaissance castle with various independent buildings which could, or need not, be linked.
Data Address : Castle Zásmuky Komenského Náměstí 1 281 44 Zásmuky Czech Republic Tel.: 0042 321 796 290 e-mail: castle.zasmuky@.tiscali.czcastle.zasmuky@.tiscali.cz www.zamek-zasmuky.cz Registered historical Monument no. 883/1-9 Distance from Prague : 45 Km / 50min. Prague – D1 exit Ríčany, Road no. 2 - direction Kutná Hora or Prague – Road no.2 – direction Kutná Hora.
Situation plan 1- the main castle 2 –the small castle 3 – two flats and a garage 4 – entrance tower 5 – garden house 6 – garden cottage 7 – storage rooms 8 – grotto 9 – kennel 10 – modern prefabricated hall 11 – barn 12 – fruit storage cellar 13 – 2 nd barn 14 – farmers house 15 – stables 16 – cow sheds A +B –lakes C – the old orchard D –new orchard The marked aria (circled yellow) is 17ha.
The main entrance tower as seen from the Village Square and its other side, leading into the castle area.
The present state of the main buildings Plan of central building So far practically all the buildings of the castle have new roofs. The main castle has new windows, the outside walls are repaired and have new plaster. Only the courtyard and the rooms inside still wait to be repaired.
The small castle The small castle was built in place of the original moat in the early 17 th century. The ground floor stables are an enormous open stone structure, the length of which can be seen in the lower picture. The flying bridge connecting the main and the small castle can be seen in the top left photo while the entrance to the stables is in the photo above.
Main castle description The castle of Zasmuky faces the main village square, yet one is unaware of it, due to the surrounding park. Within the 17ha park there are two lakes (1.4 ha). Apart from some old trees most of the park was used as an orchard, to store fruit there is an underground room of 30 meters (width 6 m) built into a hill. The castle has 16 buildings covering a 10000 m2 area The main castle- 71*68=4830 m2 Second floor : 15 rooms, 3 corridors First floor:19 rooms, 2 reception rooms, 2 corridors Ground floor: 21 rooms Cellars: 8 rooms Small castle : First floor: 8 rooms,1 corridor Ground floor stables 60*12= 7220 m2 The rest of the buildings have a further 60 rooms
Grotto The 18 th century Grotto is at present being repaired.
Park and one of the Lakes an illustration of the open spaces around the main buildings.
The army left Zasmuky totally ruined. In 1982 a fire demolished the roof and tower of the main building and no repairs took place until 1992, when it was returned to the heir of the former owner. The main castle in 1992
Reconstruction Before all else it was necessary to reinforce the basic structure. Roofs, windows and plaster work followed.
The other buildings on the property At the entrance in to the park there are two, as yet un-repaired, houses. The gardeners cottage has 3 rooms on the ground floor, the gardeners house has 6 rooms on two floors. A modern prefabricated hall, 560 m2, left over from the army, could be used for various sporting activities.
Former farm buildings The large barn (no14), the stables (no 13 which could be made in to a two story building) and the sty with another, fourth barn attached (no 16).