Staré zámecké schody / Old Castle Stairs (Prague)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 05.532 E 014° 24.519
33U E 457700 N 5549049
Quick Description: Old Castle Stairs (Staré zámecké schody), connecting Prague's Lesser Town with the Castle area, represent one of the most romantic and picturesque access routes to the Castle...
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/28/2010 12:44:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM8ADM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lindik
Views: 240

Long Description:

Old Castle Stairs lead from the bailey of Prague Castle, specifically from the eastern Castle gate in an area called the Opyš to the Klárov in Lesser Town. Stairs, approximately 150 m long, were built in the 16th century. The current form comprising 121 stone steps from the years 1835-1837, when they were reconstructed. Name "Old Castle Stairs" is officially used since 1829 and is probably derived from the old way, which in the 9th century led parallely to the Prague Castle. Stairs, lined on both sides by the walls, belong among one of the most magical places in Prague. Now serves mainly to tourists as one of the best access routes to the Castle.

number of stairs (minimum 60): 121.00

stair landing (check if yes): yes

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