Things to see - Prague Castle Historical Buildings

Prague Castle

Situated about 10 km from Prague, Levý Hradec along the Vltava River was one of first settlements within the territory of Bohemia. As time passed and the gord was gradually extended, the area was no longer sufficient and the Bohemians moved their settlement to the territory of today’s Prague. It was probably in 884 that […]

Imperial Stables

The Imperial Stables, a two-wing building situated in the Northern section of the Castle, was built by Rudolph II at the end of the 16th century. Emperor Rudolph II liked horses, and to satisfy his collector’s passion, he had a part of the ramparts demolished, building spectacular stables in their place around 1583. At the […]

Sternberg Palace

The construction of Sternberg Palace on Hradčanské náměstí Square was initiated in 1698 and completed in 1707. As far as architecture is concerned, it may be included in the era of High Baroque. It is not known for sure who the main architect of the project was, but most sources quote Giovanni Battista Alliprandi, Domenico […]

St. George’s Convent

St. George’s Convent was the first female Benedictine monastery in Bohemia, and the original burying grounds of the Přemyslid Family. It is situated in the Northern part of the castle complex at St. George’s Square (Jiřské náměstí). It was founded in 973 by Prince Boleslav II and his sister Mlada. The convent served as a […]

Prague Castle Riding Hall

Prague Castle Riding Hall was built in the 1690s. Originally, the building was designed for a riding school and riding entertainment events. In 1760, the Riding Hall burned down and the first reconstruction was necessary, giving it a new ceiling, which is still in place today. The building of the new Riding Hall consisted of […]

Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert

Undoubtedly, the Prague Castle landmark, the Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert, originated around 935, when Duke of Bohemia Wenceslas I ordered for the construction of a Romanesque rotunda of Saint Vitus. It was to this place that Wenceslas’s remains were moved three years after his death. Interestingly enough, his tomb remained in the […]

Lobkowicz Palace

Lobkowicz Palace, neighbouring the former Institute for Noblewomen, can be found at the very end of the Prague Castle complex. The construction of the palace was initiated in the early 16th century by Wolf Krajíř of Krajk, and completed by the noble House of Pernštejn. However, it only became the property of the Lobkowicz Family […]

St. George’s Basilica

The originally Romanesque-style church, of which only the foundations were preserved, was founded by Duke of Bohemia Vratislav I at the beginning of the 10th century. Reconstructed after the establishment of the Prague Bishopric in 973, the church accommodated the first Bohemian monastery dedicated to the Order of Saint Benedict. Though the first efforts to […]

The New Royal Palace

The New Royal Palace is the name for a set of buildings in the Western part of Prague Castle with a uniform facade, rebuilt in Baroque Classicism by Maria Theresa. It is a representative castle seat, which even overshadowed the original Old Royal Palace, partly. The first floor with several lounges and halls serves the purposes […]

Old Royal Palace

This area was reputedly the first ducal court, most probably built of wood as early as at the end of the 9th century. Gradually, the stone palace was constructed, with significant Romanesque-style reconstruction works carried out during the reign of Dukes Soběslav I and Vladislav II in the 12th century. The former initiated the new […]

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