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  The majority of visitors want to see Hradec Castle. It was the Lichnovsky lineage who wrote the most significant chapter in its history. The castle houses valuable collections of antique furniture, glass and china, a library and a picture gallery. 

    Hradec, though, does not mean only the castle. Many other places are worth seeing, too – among them the Church of St. Peter and Paul from the 16th century, stations of the Cross called the Silesian Calvary and unique relics of fortifications called Šance from the Silesian Wars, which gave its name also to the latest tourist attraction, the Šance Observation Tower, situated 522 m above the sea level. From its top there is a marvelous view of Opava region and both the Beskydy and Jeseníky mts. You should not miss a 19th century wonder of technology, a 3.5 km long Weisshuhn`s Paper Mill Race leading through three tunnels built in slopes and two aqueducts.

 

St. James´ Churchyard Chapel

It was built by Kašpar Pruskovský in 1587, at the same time with the setting up of the new churchyard, and consecrated at the same time as the parish church of St Peter and Paul. Its altar was painted by Ignaz Gϋnter, a painter from Opava, side altars are from the 18th century.

The nave of the chapel with the presbytery is 14.3 m long and 8.3 m wide. The tower with a bell is 18 m high. Several marble slabs of the Lichnowsky princes can be seen in the chapel, and thechapel itself is listed in the State list of the monuments as number 1545.

 

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