GABRI, Pietro
(d. 1585, Brno)

Exterior view

Castle, Bucovice

The Castle Bucovice is a unique Italian Renaissance castle to find north of the Alps. Unlike most of the Renaissance buildings in Bohemia and Moravia, this is not a period conversion of an earlier residence, but an original project of a Late Renaissance "palazzo in fortezza" type building.

Externally, Bucovice is a four winged building built in the fortified palace style which was very popular in Italian Renaissance castles through the 16th and 17 centuries. The chateau features a three-storey arcaded courtyard as well as a garden.

View the ground plan of the castle.