Jira of Roztoky - Křivoklát's burgrave - had Castle Krakovec built (1383), mainly as a residence, with supressed defence ability. Folowing blows suffered during the Thirty Years War the castle was repaired, however a fire in 1783 meant an end to its glory. Nevertheless, a number of noteworthy Gothic elements were preserved from the original building. Krakovec was written down in history as the last place where Jan Hus was active, and from here he left directly for Kostnice.
The statue of Jan Hus recently installed on the grounds of the castle commemorates the reformer´s stay prior to his departure to Constance.
Sources of this text:
b) handout: Central Bohemia´s Castles and Châteaux In the care of the National Heritage Institue
another information: www.hrad-krakovec.cz