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The Benešov castle complex, the upper and lower chateaux, is among the most remarkable examples of northern Renaissance manorial architecture, still strongly influenced by late examples of the Gothic style. All the estate buildings date back to the 16th century — in 1515, the estate was bought by members of the Meissen Family, the Lords of Salhausen, originally a knightly order. Their name is connected with the time of Benešov´s greatest prosperity. For one whole century, the town of Benešov became the residence of the nobility and a center of an unprecedented construction boom...