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Litomysl Castle was built out of love

September 20, 2012

As with many of the world’s great castles Litomysl has its very own White Lady ghost. The legend tells that it is the spirit of Marie Manrique de Lara y Mendoza who married a Czech nobleman and diplomat Vratislav II from Pernstejn who built this beautiful castle just for her. The lady fell in love with the castle and lived here until the end of her life. Since 1949 the complex of Litomysl Castle has hosted the renowned International Music Festival Smetana´s Litomysl. It was included in the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999.