Státní zámek Milotice, 696 05 Milotice u Kyjova
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   It arose through the gradual transformation, after 1650, of the Renaissance residence which, in turn, had replaced a 14th century medieval fortress. The work was commanded by the Hungarian Sérenyi family, who came into possession in the mid-17th century. The earliest Baroque elements appeared in the 1680´s, but the original Renaissance plan of four wings with an upper floor and corner turrets was maintained. More thoroughgoing alterations were introduced in 1720-1750 by Karl Anton Sérenyi. The stucco decoration of the castle apartments was carried out by Giovanni M. Fontana in 1723-1725.
   As at Vranov Castle, the central room here is the Hall of Ancestors with a huge trompe l´oeil fresco by F. Eckstein depicting the apotheosis of the House of Sérenyi. The mid-18th century chapel is an equally grandiose creation. Its vault has murals by Josef I. Mildorfer, and the sculptures of Franz Kohl adorn the interior.