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Charles Bridge and Lobkowicz Palace

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Lobkowicz Palace
Lobkowicz Palace

The Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle (Czech Lobkovický palác) was in 1550 as a palace of the Lords of Pernštejna built. About Polyxena of Pernštejna it came in 1623 to the House Lobkowicz , which it since then - except for the interruption during the period of Communist rule - one.

The palace is located in Prague's Hradcany . Since 2007, it houses some of the Lobkowicz collections.


St. George's Basilica
St. George's Basilica

St. George's Basilica (Czech: Bazilika Sv. Jiří) is the oldest surviving church building within Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic. The basilica was founded by Vratislaus I of Bohemia in 920. It is dedicated to Saint George.

The basilica was substantially enlarged in 973 with the addition of the Benedictine St. George's Abbey. It was rebuilt following a major fire in 1142. The Baroque façade dates from the late 17th century. A Gothic style chapel dedicated to Ludmila of Bohemia holds the tomb of the saint. The shrines of Vratislav and Boleslaus II of Bohemia are also in the basilica. The abbess of this community had the right to crown the Bohemian queens consort. (Wikipedia)


Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge (Czech: Karlův most) is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. This new bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) or the Prague Bridge (Pražský most) but has been the "Charles Bridge" since 1870. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. This "solid-land" connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe.




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