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The Prague Castle and its treasures

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Published by Vendome Press, Distributed in the USA and Canada by Rizzoli International Publications through St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Prague (Czech Republic),
  • Czech Republic,
  • Prague.
    • Subjects:
    • Pražský hrad.,
    • Art, Czech -- Czech Republic -- Prague.,
    • Christian art and symbolism -- Czech Republic -- Prague.,
    • Prague (Czech Republic) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 267) and index.

      Statementtexts, Charles, Prince of Schwarzenberg ... [et al.] ; photography, Miroslav Hucek and Barbara Hucková ; design, Emil M. Bührer ; English translation, John Gilbert.
      ContributionsSchwarzenberg, Karl., Hucek, Miroslav, 1934-, Hucková, Barbara.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsN6833.P72 H7313 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination272 p. :
      Number of Pages272
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1080350M
      ISBN 100865659524
      LC Control Number94003827

      Prague Castle invites visitors to the Treasury of St. Vitus Cathedral exhibition Detail. The Prague Castle Picture gallery has the benefit of being inside the security at Prague Castle and its close proximity to the tourist information office and St. Vitus, but there are far better museums close nearby, including the Prague National Gallery only yards away with /5(55).

      Don't miss the St. Vitus Cathedral. In addition to Art Nouveau stained-glass windows and a wooden depiction of the crucifixion, it houses treasures like the tomb of St. John of Nepomuk — a blinding two-metric-ton vault that is held up by an army of silver angels. 1. Prague Castle Hradcany, Prague 1, Prague, Czech Republic Admire the treasures of the magical Prague Castle District on this fascinating tour. Your knowledgeable private guide will show you Prague’s cultural richness, and will tell you all you need to know about its .

        The Story of Prague Castle – Located in the Old Royal Palace, this permanent exhibition takes you through the history of the castle. It is worth checking out for the relics and artifacts it contains; you’ll come away knowing everything there is to know about the castle and all its old rulers. Prague Castle crowns the hill on the western side of the Vltava, the river which divides Prague into two. Wander through the castle courtyards, visit the museums, palaces and St Vitus Cathedral because all are inside the castle complex. Be sure to include a romantic walk in the castle gardens situated on the slope just below the castle.


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The Prague Castle and Its Treasures Hardcover – September 1, by Ivo Hlobil (Author), Prince of Schwarzenberg Charles (Author), Karl Schwarzenberg (Editor), Miroslav Hucek (Editor), Barbara Huckova (Editor), Ladislav Kesner (Contributor) & 3 more/5(3).

Prague has always been one of the most beautiful and interesting -- as well as historically significant -- cities of Central Europe. Even forty-odd years of Communist domination weren't able to destroy that. This worthwhile book, published infocuses on perhaps the brightest jewel of that bright city, the Prague Castle/5.

The Prague Castle and Its Treasures Karl Von Schwarzenberg, Author, Miroslav Hueck, Photographer, Barbara Huckova, Photographer Vendome Press $65 (p) ISBN. "Written by eminent Czech art historians and illustrated by outstanding color photographs, many historical pictures and plans, this beautiful volume provides the first comprehensive survey of Prague Castle and its important art collections."--BOOK JACKET.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: color illustrations ; 32 cm. Series Title: Motovun Group book. Other Titles.

Prague Castle is a must-see during any stay in Prague, and this tour covers it in a convenient three hours. Ride a minivan up to the hilltop UNESCO-listed castle — the world's largest — and walk around its treasures and surrounding Castle District.3/5(). Containing a stunning basilica and cathedral, a picture gallery containing Czech baroque masters, and a treasury containing religious treasures, Prague Castle is well worth a visit.

Book a guided tour to learn all about the castle’s history and its role today as the official residence of the Czech president ⚠️ Closed until further notice: Regarding the current situation related to COVID (Coronavirus), this. The Prague Castle is among the most visited tourist attractions in Prague Get to know the largest castle complex in the world – its architectural jewels and enchanting gardens offer a unique view of Prague.

You can not miss this place while visiting Prague. The Treasury of St. Vitus Cathedral (Czech: Svatovítský poklad) is a collection of ecclesiastical treasures of the Prague Cathedral and is in the property of Prague Cathedral Chapter.

It is the largest church treasury in the Czech Republic and one of the most extensive in Europe. The Treasure contains more than items, from them have been displayed since in a new exhibition in Buildings and structures: Kohl's Fountain.

Once the heart of the Holy Roman Empire, Prague Castle is now home to the Czech president and crown jewels. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of alm m2.

That 'coherent' title isn't bad for a castle that was built way back in the s/5(). For its fascinating history and centuries-old architecture visiting Prague Castle should be at the top of every tourist’s list of things to do in Prague!. On a hill high above the Vltava River stands Prague Castle in all its glory.

Once the home of Bohemian monarchs and emperors it is now the official residence of the Czech president. 1. Prague Castle When: s and s Prague Castle has been overlooking Prague since the 9th century. But it acquired its current look during the First Republic.

Together with the foundation of Czechoslovakia, it was required to rebuild Prague Castle so that it could fulfil the new role as the seat of President Tomáš Garrigue President’s office addressed Slovenian.

The Prague Castle was much in focus in the 14th century during the reign of Charles IV; the construction of the Gothic cathedral of Saint Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert began. In addition, Charles IV also initiated a renovation of the Royal Palace and ordered for the construction of All Saints Church.

A detailed walk in the neighborhood of the Prague Castle – Pohořelec district, Strahov Monastery with its famous Philosophical and Theological halls of the Library, a viewing terrace, and a unique pilgrim place – Loreta church (Santa Casa and a treasure room) + a walk of the Castle complex and its.

Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž, Czech Republic. In a previous post, I told you about the Liechtenstein family and their wealth and influence across the land that now lies within the boundaries of the Czech Republic.

That story was about the Lednice-Valtice estate with its two castles and enormous gardens. Prague Castle is a must-see during any stay in Prague, and this tour covers it in a convenient three hours.

Ride a minivan up to the hilltop UNESCO-listed castle — the world's largest — and walk around its treasures and surrounding Castle District.5/5(). The Crown Jewels are kept at Prague Castle, as are the relics of Bohemian kings, precious Christian relics, art treasures and historical documents. Events important for the whole country still take place within its walls.

Hence Prague Castle is the embodiment of the historical tradition of the Czech state, linking the present with the past. Prague „Central Park“ – There is a lot of marked trails suitable for in-line skating, cycling, jogging and other sport activities.

Vitus Cathedral. The largest cathedral in Prague and a spiritual symbol of the Czech state - Major landmark of Prague Castle and the largest and most important temple in Prague. According to Guinness World Records, it’s the world's largest ancient castle complex: m long, an average of m wide and covering a total area bigger than seven football fields.

The castle has always been the seat of Czech monarchs, as well as the official residence of the head of state. Its history began in the 9th century, when Prince Bořivoj founded a fortified settlement on: Hradčanské námĕstí 1, Prague, Central Europe. Prague Castle is said to contain nearly every architectural approach of the last millennium.

From the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral to the romanesque Basilica of St. George, Bohemian baroque buildings to early 20th century renovations, the complex runs the stylistic gamut, and provides the perfect backdrop for exploring the history of the city and its many layers.

Prague Castle (in Czech: Pražský hrad) is the largest ancient castle in the is perhaps the most important landmark in the magnificent city of Prague and it absolutely dominates the city’s skyline. More than million tourists visit Prague Castle every year, and indeed, it is hard to miss it.What You Need to Know About Prague Castle Tickets.

The easiest way to purchase your Prague Castle tickets is to go directly to the visitor center within the castle grounds. They don’t have a way to book tickets online, but its not a big deal since the ticket line doesn’t get .The foundation of the city of Prague dates back to the construction of this castle.

Thanks to its strategic location, it immediately became the centre of the region and the chosen residence of the Bohemian monarchs. After the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire inthe castle became the presidential seat of the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, and since then.