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Prague Castle (Pražský hrad)
04-MAR-2017

Prague Castle (Pražský hrad)

Prague Castle has been an important symbol of the Czech state for more than a thousand years. It was founded in the 9th century and became the seat of Czech rulers and later presidents. The castle, one of the largest complexes in the world, is made up of historical palaces, offices, church and fortification buildings, gardens and picturesque spots. It covers an area of 45 hectares. The panoramic view of Prague Castle is one of the most spectacular in the world. Since its foundation in the last quarter of the 9th century it has been developing uninterruptedly throughout the past eleven centuries. It is a monumental complex of ecclesiastical, fortification, residential and office buildings representing all architectural styles and periods, surrounding three castle courtyards and covering 45 hectares. Originally it used to be the residence of princes and kings of Bohemia, since 1918 it is the seat of the president.Prague Castle has been the most significant national cultural and historical monument; it is a symbol of the development of the Czech state lasting for more than a thousand years. It is a monumental complex of palace, church, fortification, official and residential buildings, which represent precious monuments of all the architectural styles

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Jean D12-Mar-2017 23:51
A beautiful view, well captured, Jose. ~V
fotabug12-Mar-2017 04:26
Wow, what a building! Excellent! V
Ken Chambers ARPS12-Mar-2017 03:43
How amazing that a place of this magnitude, was build with what today we would call primitive tools.
Dennis Hoyne12-Mar-2017 03:23
A fantastic view of this structure, and thanks again for the background and historical information. V.
Walter Otto Koenig12-Mar-2017 00:05
Very nice view of the city form this vantage point. "V"
Graeme11-Mar-2017 23:24
A fine view of the castle and surrounding buildings, Jose.BV
gerard belbeoch11-Mar-2017 22:13
ove all the red roofs in this great capture of the castle.
Jim Coffman11-Mar-2017 21:48
Such a lovely capture, Jose...
bob_r11-Mar-2017 21:32
Thanks for sharing the image and the history. V
larose forest photos11-Mar-2017 21:13
A very imposing castle. Love this POV across the river with the red tiled roofs below the castle. Very nice and great information too. V
Helen Betts11-Mar-2017 21:11
Love all the red roofs in this great capture of the castle. V.
Martin Lamoon11-Mar-2017 20:56
They must have had lots of money back then!
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