Not even one hour drive from Prague, directly in the heart of the former manor of archduke Frantisek Ferdinand d´Este, there is the unique baroque estate Benice, the seat of the biggest private breeder of Kladruby horses both in our country and in the world, the stud FAVORY.
The baroque estate Benice is a unique three-winged building, fitted in a form of even-sided triangle, built around 1750 by Frantisek Vaclav of Vrtba, in connection with the general repairs that were being undertaken. The last estate owner of an aristocratic origin was Frantisek Ferdinand d´Este. At present time, the estate is registered as a cultural monument.
The stud FAVORY is not only a place for horse lovers, it also offers many services for the public – horseback and carriage rides in beautiful nature, riding and carriage driving lessons for beginners and advanced riders, accommodation directly in the historical estate buildings, restaurant in the antique grange room, outdoor barbecue. The surrounding countryside is ideal for cycling tours, so you can rent a bicycle at the estate and try one of the many cycling paths around. Children are always very welcome in Benice and they can experience a donkey ride or meet our ponies, the goat Charles, the mule Hugo and others. We organize every year summer children camps focused on learning riding.
The unique three-winged estate built in 1750 offers various opportunities for your rest and
refreshments: accommodation in the attic, stylish pub or outdoor barbecue. The farm offers a restaurant in the antique grange room which can accommodate up to 200 sitting
guests, a Baroque house-place with the capacity of 30 persons, the court and vast surrounding ands as the ideal place to hold various social events, e.g. parties, presentations, garden parties, training, team-building events, weddings including the ceremony, weekend stays, etc.
The farm is surrounded by vast meadows and forests and offers coziness and privacy for
your deserved relaxation and rest. Thanks to its historical and architectural value, the
Baroque estate of Benice has been registered as a cultural monument.
You are invited
Come along to learn about a unique Czech cultural sight the old Kladrub's whitehorses. This typical Czech breed was cultivated by Rudolf II for ceremonial purposes of the Kaiser’s court. There aren’t any more than a thousand ladrub's horses in the world while you can see tens of them here with us. Let yourself be allured into taking a carriage tour pulled by either two-pair or four-pair of these noble animals!
4 km from the town of Neveklov, at the altitude of 536 m you may find a concrete view tower with the height of 12m. You can get to the view platform after ascending 48 stairs. This view tower was built as a monument of the subjects´ revolt on the Konopiště manor in 1627, which was bloodily suppressed.
The museum in Netvořice was established as a municipal museum in 1919 with the support of the municipal authority and the Club of Natives of Netvořice and the surrounding areas. It originally occupied the house no. 7 but in 1924 moved into its own building which has remained its seat. It houses a remarkable collection of Týnec earthenware and a collection of objects of applied arts and the folk culture – coins, medals, plaques and badges.
FAMILY MUSEUM OF ENAMEL
Various enamel ware accompanies people in their lives since the mid 19th century. In our museum, you can find the daily-used objects as well as curiosities. The collection features samples of the majority of the Austrian-Hungarian and later Czechoslovak enamel factories. We are open when we are at home. Call us to check up whether we are at home.