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Bečov Chateau and the Reliquary of St. Maurus


Category: Chateaus Region: Karlovy Vary and its surroundings Town: Bečov nad Teplou


Bečov Chateau is one of the most visited historical sites in the Region of Karlovy Vary. Apart from beautiful interiors, the complex consisting of a castle dating to the 13th century and a chateau built in the 18th century also houses the unique Reliquary of Saint Maurus, which is regarded as a historical artefact of European significance and one of the most eminent masterpieces of jewel-making. It is the second most valued historical relic of its kind in the Czech Republic after the crown jewels.

Reliquary of Saint Maurus

The house-shaped reliquary holds the relics of Saint John the Baptist, Saint Maurus, and Saint Timothy. The exterior of the reliquary is adorned with 12 reliefs, 14 gilded silver statuettes, precious and semi-precious stones, antique gems, filigree and enamel elements. Its discovery under the floor of the castle chapel in 1985 is considered the greatest finding on Czech territory in the 20th century. After the completion of painstaking restoration in 2002, the Reliquary of Saint Maurus has been put on display for the visitors of Bečov Castle and Chateau.


Opening hours

1 Apr – 30 Apr Sat, Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
1 May – 30 Jun Tue - Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
1 Jul – 31 Aug Tue - Sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
1 Sep – 30 Sep Tue - Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
1 Oct – 31 Oct Sat ,Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission fee

Excursion Routes

  • Route I – Reliquary of Saint Maurus
  • Route II – Chateau Interiors
  • Route III – Reliquary of Saint Maurus + Chateau Interiors
Admission Fee Route IRoute II Route III
Full admission fee  CZK 120  CZK 80 CZK 150
Children, students, disabled CZK 80 CZK 50 CZK 100
Seniors over 65 years CZK 80 CZK 65 CZK 125
Family ticket CZK 100   CZK 210 CZK 420

Contact data

Address: Nám 5. května 13

ZIP: 36464

Phone: +420 353 999 394



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