Ruin of Valečov Castle

The ruin of Valečov Castle is one of the dominant elements of Český ráj.

It is considered one of our most beautiful rock castles. Its look is strongly influenced by the sandstone blocks in which a part of the castle was carved and another part was built in. Valečov Castle was built at the beginning of the 14th century. Some two centuries later, i.e. in the 16th century, a walled palace was added.

The part of the complex at the entrance presents archaeological findings from the collections of the museum in Mladá Boleslav. There is also the core part with the walled palace, rock chambers and corridors.

It is very interesting to visit the front yard with rock dwellings - there is a jail and a dungeon as well.

Locality: 4 km from Mnichovo Hradiště.

Související informace

Get to know the Rock castle Valečov

Rock castle Valečov forms one of the dominant features of the Bohemian Paradise and it is considered one of the most beautiful rock castles in our country. It is located near Mnichovo Hradiště, above the village of Boseň. During the winter period, the castle is open at the weekends from 10 AM to 4 PM; opening during working days is possible upon telephone contact.

Ruins of castles of the Mladá Boleslav area

Perhaps the most famous wanderer of the Czech castles, the poet Karel Hynek Mácha, drew quite a few picturesque ruins of castles into his sketchbook during his journeys. It was for instance the ruin of Michalovice castle which is situated in the Mladá Boleslav area. It is located on the threshold of the city Mladá Boleslav and its huge tower is leaning so much that you may notice it even when you are a kilometre far. Yet it is possible to ascend the tower safely and you may feast your eyes on the beautiful view of the Jizera river valley.

Mimoň – Boseň 1866 Battle Educational and Cycle Trail

This educational trail takes visitors through the Mnichovo Hradiště Region of the Bohemian Paradise Nature Conservation Area, allowing them to experience the beauty of Nature and to recall the ancient history of the Czech Republic. The educational trail leads from the Mimoň–Kuřívody turnoff via Osečná – Ševčín – Klášter Hradiště nad Jizerou – Mnichovo Hradiště to Boseň and is dedicated to events during the 1866 Austro-Prussian War.

Foreign-language commentary: English, German Texts in foreign language: English, German, Polish, Russian, French Services and facilities: Parking, Parking for buses, Cycle parking, Refreshments, Dogs allowed

Opening hours

April Sa - Su 9:00 - 16:00 open
May - June Tu - Su 9:00 - 18:00 open
July - August Mo - Su 9:00 - 18:00 open
September Tu - Su 9:00 - 18:00 open
October Sa - Su 9:00 - 16:00 open

Entrance fee

Full entrance fee:50,00 KČ
Discount entrance fee:20,00 KČ
Children's tickets:20,00 KČ
Student admission:20,00 KČ
Senior admission:20,00 KČ
Full entrance fee:60,00 KČ
Discount entrance fee:30,00 KČ
Full entrance fee:20,00 KČ


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