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Prague Castle

The Prague Castle is the monument you can see on the top of the hill from the Old Town. Itís the most important monument in Prague, and a symbol of the state of Bohemia. In the Prague Castle there are churches, Palaces, towers, basilicas, courtyards and many other interesting things to visit. But the most impressive building in the Castle is probably the Cathedral St. Vita. The current church replaced an old Basilica. Its construction lasted several centuries. It began in 1344 in times of John of Luxembourg, the oldest part was finished in 1406. In the 15th century the construction was interrupted by the Hussite revolution. Works continued in 1560-1562 with the Renaissance decoration of the tower. The construction of the western part began in 1873 and was finished in 1929.
View of the castle from the Old Town
View of the castle from the Old Town
View of the Prague Castle from the Strahove Monastery
View of the Prague Castle from the Strahove Monastery
The Strahove Monastery
The Strahove Monastery