Prague Castle

Prague dominant

Prague Castle

Prague castle is a large castle complex that has been the seat of power for Bohemian kings, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia.

The castle was founded in the 9th century and has been continuously inhabited ever since. It has been rebuilt and expanded many times over the centuries, and it now contains a variety of architectural styles, including Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque.

The castle complex is divided into several courtyards, each of which is home to a different set of buildings. The most famous courtyard is the Golden Lane, a picturesque street lined with colorful houses that were once home to the castle's craftsmen and guards.

Other notable buildings in the castle complex include:

  • The St. Vitus Cathedral, the largest and most important church in Prague.
  • The Old Royal Palace, the former residence of the Bohemian kings.
  • The Vladislav Hall, a large hall that was used for coronations and other important events.
  • The Powder Tower, a 15th-century gate that was used to defend the castle.