Bečov Castle and Chateau
The Bečov Castle was founded in the 13th century by the Lords of Osek who owned the surrounding estates for almost 200 years.
The most extensive development of the estates took place at the end of the 15th century and the first half of the 16th century when the castle belonged to the family of Pluh of Rabštejn. A Gothic castle was gradually built on a hilltop above the River Teplá and was later enhanced with stone portals and wall paintings during a Renaissance reconstruction. The castle's courtyard is lined with houses and stables built by the Pluh of Rabštejn family. Beneath the castle stands an 18th-century chateau with a Renaissance core. The 19th-century neo-Gothic alterations envisioned by architects Zítek and Mocker were only partially realised.
Getting There: By direct train from Mariánské Lázně or by car (25 minutes)