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Renaissance portal of the Old Royal Palace / Renezancní portál Starého královského paláce - Prague Castle (Prague)
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Quick Description: Depicted Renaissance entrance portal (ca. 1520) You can find on the eastern wall of the Old Royal Palace (Starý královský palác) of the Prague Castle.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/19/2015 1:59:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMNHRM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 15

Long Description:

Depicted Renaissance entrance portal (ca. 1520) You can find on the eastern wall of the Old Royal Palace (Starý královský palác) of the Prague Castle.

The Old Royal Palace is part of the Prague Castle. Its history dates back to the 12th century and it is designed in the Gothic and Renaissance styles. The Palace is the most significant secular building of the Prague Castle. It is an extensive complex of buildings, halls and corridors whose origins date back to the very beginning of the Czech state more than a thousand years ago. Until the 16th century Czech rulers stayed there if they were present in the Prague Castle. The highest governmental offices resided there until the 18th century and at present time the most important state events take place there. The Palace is based on a Romanesque palace of prince Sobeslav I, built in the first half of the 12th century. It was then extended during the reign of Premysl Otakar II and then Charles IV had it rebuilt later on. After the Hussite Wars, the Palace was restored by King Vladislav of Jagiello who also had the transverse wing constructed. The last major alterations were done by Ferdinand I Hapsburg after a massive fire in 1541. Let us name the most interesting parts of the many historical premises inside the Old Royal Palace.

Type of material of the door: Wood

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On public property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Other

Address or physical location:
Starý královský palác Hrad III.nádvoří 118 00 Praha 1 Czech Republic


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