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Castle District (Prague, Bohemia, Czech Republic)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 05.409 E 014° 24.015
33U E 457098 N 5548826
Quick Description: Prague's Castle District is a huge architectonical complex that includes palaces, churches, ministries, and the St. Vitus Cathedral towering above everything else. Czech Kings and Presidents have all lived here for a thousand years...
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 8/24/2009 3:39:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM72KC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
Views: 309

Long Description:

Prague's Castle District - It is as forbidding as it is magnificent with its violent stone giants greeting you at the front gate, the glorious St. Vitus cathedral, and the macabre stories about Alchemist Lane and the Hunger Tower.

Prague Castle is the largest functioning castle in the world, and it is a beauty at that. The area around the castle, called Hradcany, is lovely as well, with many wondrous palaces such as Schwarzenberg and Sternberg (housing Art exhibitions), the soothing Strahov Monastery and its historical libraries, and the intriguing Loreta Square, where the pilgrimage church of Loreta houses a replica of the house of the Virgin Mary, while the Cernín Palace across the square served as the SS Headquarters during 1939-1945. This atmospheric district is peaceful compared to Old Town and Leser Town (Mala Strana) and provides absolutely amazing views of Prague...

Name of Source Book: 1000 Places To See Before You Die: A Traveler's Life List

Page Location in Source Book: 292-293

Type of Waymark: Site

Location of Coordinates: 3rd Castle Courtyard next to the St. Vitus Cathedral

Cost of Admission (Parks, Museums, etc.): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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Official Tourism Website: [Web Link]

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