Prague Castle

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Prague Castle (Pražský hrad; ) is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, built in the 9th century.wikipedia
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Prague Castle (Pražský hrad; ) is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, built in the 9th century.
Main attractions include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad.

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Prague Castle (Pražský hrad; ) is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, built in the 9th century.
Much of Prague Castle and the cathedral of Saint Vitus in Gothic style were completed during his reign.

Bohemian Crown Jewels

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The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept within a hidden room inside it.
Since 1791 they have been stored in St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle.

St. George's Basilica, Prague

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The Basilica of Saint George and the Basilica of St. Vitus were founded under the reign of Vratislaus I, Duke of Bohemia and his son St. Wenceslas in the first half of the 10th century.
St. George's Basilica is the oldest surviving church building within Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic.

Church of the Virgin Mary (Prague Castle)

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The history of the castle began in 870 when its first walled building, the Church of the Virgin Mary, was built.
The Church of the Virgin Mary was the first known church built in the current area of the Prague Castle.

Ottokar II of Bohemia

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King Ottokar II of Bohemia improved fortifications and rebuilt the royal palace for the purposes of representation and housing.
During this rebellion he was elected "the younger King" (mladší král) on 31 July 1248 and temporarily expelled his father from Prague Castle.

Benedikt Rejt

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The massive Vladislav Hall (built by Benedikt Rejt) was added to the Royal Palace.
He built Vladislav Hall (1497–1500) in Prague Castle, St. Barbara's Church, Kutna Hora, (c.

Spanish Hall (Prague Castle)

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He founded the northern wing of the palace, with the Spanish Hall, where his precious art collections were exhibited.
Spanish Hall (Španělský sál) is a ceremonial hall in the New Royal Palace of Prague Castle.

Battle of Prague (1648)

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Many works from the collection of Rudolph II were looted by Swedes in 1648, in the Battle of Prague (1648) which was the final act of the Thirty Years' War.
The main result, and probably the main aim, was to loot the fabulous art collection assembled in Prague Castle by Rudolph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552–1612), the pick of which was taken down the Elbe in barges and shipped to Sweden.

Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia

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The Basilica of Saint George and the Basilica of St. Vitus were founded under the reign of Vratislaus I, Duke of Bohemia and his son St. Wenceslas in the first half of the 10th century.
He also founded a rotunda consecrated to St. Vitus at Prague Castle in Prague, which exists as present-day St. Vitus Cathedral.

Ferdinand I of Austria

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Following his abdication in 1848, and the succession of his nephew, Franz Joseph, to the throne, the former emperor, Ferdinand I, made Prague Castle his home.
Following his abdication, he lived in Hradčany Palace, Prague, until his death in 1875.

St. Vitus Cathedral

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The Basilica of Saint George and the Basilica of St. Vitus were founded under the reign of Vratislaus I, Duke of Bohemia and his son St. Wenceslas in the first half of the 10th century.
Located within Prague Castle and containing the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors, the cathedral is under the ownership of the Czech government as part of the Prague Castle complex.

President of the Czech Republic

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It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic.
Inasmuch as the president is the titular sole administrator of Prague Castle, the presidency may also be said to control the heraldry of that institution as well, including but not limited to the special designs worn by the Castle Guard, which is a special unit of the armed forces of the Czech Republic, organized under the Military Office of the President of the Czech Republic, directly subordinate to the president.

Vratislaus I, Duke of Bohemia

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The Basilica of Saint George and the Basilica of St. Vitus were founded under the reign of Vratislaus I, Duke of Bohemia and his son St. Wenceslas in the first half of the 10th century.
Upon the death of his elder brother Spytihněv in 915, Vratislaus became duke at a time when the Bohemian lands around Prague Castle had already distanced themselves from the political and cultural sphere of Great Moravia and fallen under the influence of East Francia, especially during the rule of Duke Arnulf of Bavaria.

Thirty Years' War

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Many works from the collection of Rudolph II were looted by Swedes in 1648, in the Battle of Prague (1648) which was the final act of the Thirty Years' War.
The king-elect then sent two Catholic councillors (Vilem Slavata of Chlum and Jaroslav Borzita of Martinice) as his representatives to Prague Castle in Prague in May 1618.

Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor

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In the 14th century, under the reign of Charles IV the royal palace was rebuilt in Gothic style and the castle fortifications were strengthened.
High Gothic Prague Castle and part of the cathedral of Saint Vitus by Peter Parler were also built under his patronage.

Jože Plečnik

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The New Royal Palace and the gardens were renovated by Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik.
Besides in Ljubljana, he worked in Vienna, Belgrade and on the Prague Castle.

List of presidents of Czechoslovakia

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The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia.

List of Bohemian monarchs

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The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia.

Summer Shakespeare Festival

The Summer Shakespeare Festival regularly takes place in the courtyard of Burgrave Palace.
The Summer Shakespeare Festival (Czech: Letní shakespearovské slavnosti, Slovak: Letné shakespearovské slávnosti) takes place in the courtyard of Burgrave Palace at Prague Castle.

Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor

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Many works from the collection of Rudolph II were looted by Swedes in 1648, in the Battle of Prague (1648) which was the final act of the Thirty Years' War. Rudolph II used Prague Castle as his main residence.
It was housed at Prague Castle, where between 1587 and 1605 he built the northern wing to house his growing collections.

Lobkowicz Palace

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The Lobkowicz Palace (Lobkowický palác) is a part of the Prague Castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic.

Operation Anthropoid

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Less than a year after assuming power, on May 27, 1942, Heydrich was ambushed during Operation Anthropoid, by British-trained Slovak and Czech resistance soldiers while on his way to the Castle, and died of his wounds - which became infected - a week later.
At 10:30 on 27 May 1942, Heydrich started his daily commute from his home in Panenské Břežany, 14 kilometres (9 mi) north of central Prague, to his headquarters at Prague Castle.

Vladislaus II of Hungary

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In 1485, King Ladislaus II Jagello began to rebuild the castle.
Additionally, he oversaw the construction (1493–1502) of the enormous Vladislav Hall atop the palace at the Prague Castle.

All Saints Church (Prague Castle)

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All Saints' Church is a chapel located in the Prague Castle complex in the Czech Republic.