Hrad Okoř / Ruin of castle Okoř (please use the slideshow mode)

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Okoř is a castle located on a low rocky promontory in Okoř, north-west of Prague, about 15 km from the city centre, in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.


* In 1228 a stronghold was built in the small hamlet of Okoř. It was later modified into a Gothic castle, founded in 1359 by Frantisek Rokyčansky, a wealthy burgher of Prague's Old Town.[1] It was later modified by comprehensive Late Gothic remodelling by the Lords of Donin.[2] In 1518, during the reign of Bořitas of Martinice, the castle was turned into a residence in the Renaissance style.


* During the Thirty Years' War the castle was heavily damaged and then restored in the Baroque style. It underwent further extension in the second half of the 15th century, and in the 17th century it was owned by Jesuits. Following their departure after the Jesuit order was discontinued in Bohemia, the Okoř castle became deserted in the late 18th century and slowly began to deteriorate.


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Comments (136)

amedeo feletto on July 7, 2012

E' bellissima! like e complimenti dall'Italia. amedeo

Fito Rojas on July 8, 2012

Nice pic LIKE. Regards Fito

Lana Kuznetsova on July 19, 2012

Beautiful!! Love it! Cheers, Lana.

Don Z on July 21, 2012

Very beautiful photo!
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Greetings, Don Z.

Premysl on August 5, 2012

Thank you all for the encouraging comments, like, YSL. I read your comments very carefully and I appreciate that. I'll be glad when you come to see my gallery again :)


Many greetings to my Panoramio friends

Přemysl

Mehmet baş on August 8, 2012

Nice shot, like, greetings.
Mehmet

Bassam Jayousi on August 18, 2012

A very beautiful capture! /LIKE/

Greetings, Bassam


Ghiocela on August 22, 2012

Impressive place! I like it! Greetings, Simona

►BOGDAN◄ on September 28, 2012

Fantastic place. LIKE 122.

Best Regards.

Bogdan

Ivan Logvinov on December 20, 2012

Marvelous ancient castle!
Like!
Warm greetings from Russia!
Ivan.

ser-grey on February 6, 2013

Amazing historical place, great photo!

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Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Premysl on February 7, 2013

Thank you all for the encouraging comments, like, YSL. I read your comments very carefully and I appreciate that. I'll be glad when you come to see my gallery again :)


Many greetings to my Panoramio friends

Přemysl

addpage on February 8, 2013

Buildings to feel the history and culture.Beautiful!I will be studying. Knowledge increases.

From Fukushima Japan

Eva Barchewitz on May 28, 2013

Wonderful picture L&F Greetings Eva Premysl your gallery is wonderful I added you as a favorit

Jurek Adamski on June 1, 2013

Dobry strzał. L

Nenad Obradovic on November 26, 2013

Very nice photo L+F

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 25, 2012
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    by Premysl
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
    • Taken on 2012/02/24 16:15:13
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/625)
    • Focal Length: 31.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO400

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