Smirice is a small town on the banks of the Elbe near Hradec Kralove (150 km from Prague). The original fort was rebuilt in the 15th century to the castle. The castle chapel The Lord Revelation was built in the beginning of the 18th century by the Sternberks according to Karl Dientzenhofer´s plans. The Easter music festival is held here from 2003.
The Smirice Festival takes place in Castle Chapel The Lord Revelation in the Smirice castle near Hradec Kralove. The Chapel is a jewel of baroque art and has wonderful acoustics.
The 15th year of the Smiřice Festival 2018 includes 10 concerts, this time featuring performances exclusively by Czech and Slovak soloists and chamber musicians.
Each year the festival is accompanied by an exhibition of creative art, this year from illustrator and graphic artist Josef Velčovský.
Programme 2018 can be found on-line here.
Choose from a programme of concerts and events in which you want to participate- we will provide the tickets. The ticket price is listed in the programme for each concert. To order tickets fill out the contact form below.
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There is not any suitable accommodation in Smirice. We offer hotels in Jaromer (10 km far away) or in Hradec Kralove (15 km).
Comfortable and quite accommodation in a reconstructed farmhouse. The closest accommodation at Smirice. The guesthouse offers 14 double rooms with a private bathroom and a toilet, the SAT and Internet access, as well as a minibar. There are a top tennis court, a sauna, a solarium and enclosed parking.
The modern hotel complex is located in immediate vicinity of Hradec Králové historical center. The hotel is providing deluxe accommodation in an elegant historical building featuring air-conditioned rooms with superior comfort. There are a restaurant, lobby bar, and a wellness center; free Wi-Fi indoor garage parking.
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Castle Chapel The Lord Revelation is the mystic place where the Smirice Festival takes place. The basic stone was laid down in 1699. The name of the architect of the chapel is unknown. Later most of researchers thought that the maker had been Jan Blažej Santini ( 1677-1723) or Kryštof Dienzenhofer (1655-1722). In fact this chapel is rare jewel belonging to the dynamic baroque.
Fortress Josefov is located at Jaromer. Fortress Josefov was founded in 1780 and was finished in 1787. Main purpose of the Fortress was to protect the northern border of the Austrian Empire against the Kingdom of Prussia. You can find out how was the tough life of the soldiers in the fortress, have an adventurous walk through the underground corridors.
Hradec Kralove is a metropolis of Eastern Bohemia with a rich long history that illustrate not only the architectural monuments. It ranks among the largest and most important cities in the Czech Republic.
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