1493 - Vladislavský sál / Vladislaus Hall - Prague Castle (Prague)
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N 50° 05.441 E 014° 24.098
33U E 457197 N 5548884
Quick Description: The depicted in stone window frame engraved date 1492 marks year of construction of the most prominent part of Old Royal Palace of the Prague Castle - late Gothic Vladislaus Hall (Vladislavský sál).
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/15/2015 7:30:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMNCND
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

The depicted in stone window frame engraved date 1492 marks year of construction of the most prominent part of Old Royal Palace of the Prague Castle - late Gothic Vladislaus Hall (Vladislavský sál).

The date is carved in medieval arabic numerals, where number 4 is very different from contemporary one...

The Vladislaus Hall, the jewel of Prague’s late Gothic style, is 62 m long, 16 m wide and 13 m high. In its period it used the be the largest secular hall of Medieval Prague and the whole Europe. It was built in place of three Gothic chambers above the Charles Chamber between 1493-1508 by King Vladislaus of Jagiello based on a plan by Benedikt Ried. The hall has a breathtaking star-shaped tracery vault. Large windows in north and south sides are some of the first evidences of Renaissance style penetrating this part of Europe. The Hall served as a venue for balls, conventions, court hearings, bazaars, feasts and knightly tournaments. The Vladislav Hall still serves as a ceremonial venue, used mainly for presidential elections and top state meetings.

Year of construction: 1493

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Full inscription:
HUNGARIA BOHEMIA 1493


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