Prague Castle

Published: 17.10.2007
The enormous building situated in the Prague City Centre. It is a seat of Kings (now of a President of a Republic) is a monument, which history is too long and various, especially regarding the development of a bulding.

The Prague Castle was erected in 9th century, as a seat of Přemyslovci. Up to 14th century it was expressively extended. Some palaces of Knights and Kings increased, the palaces of Bishops and other church-buildings increased, all was protected by big fortification.

In 1344 the Emperor and King Charles IV. put the ground-stone to the Cathedral of St.Vitus and invited to its construction the architect Mathias of Arras. The Cathedrale was finished in 1929. After a damage during the Hussite Wars arose the Castle to great fame during the rule of Vladislav Jagellonský. He let built the Great Vladislav Hall (before 1493) which was the first  construction with Renaissance elements in Bohemia.

Today, the historic objects are in care of President´s Office.




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