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St. George's Basilica, Prague

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Find out more about Bohemian Gothic, Rudolphian, Baroque art at St. George's Basilica. Prince Vratislav I founded the church in the tenth century, but the facade you see is the result of the early Baroque reconstruction. Inside the austere and monumental interior of the basilica, notice the walls, which were rebuilt in Romanesque fashion, and the high ceilings made of a deep, dark wood. Decorative windows provide atmospheric lighting--an ideal setting for the occasional classical music concerts held here. Head to the main nave to see the tombs of the members of the Premyslid dynasty of princes. Visit the adjacent Gothic chapel to look at the tomb of St. Ludmila, the widow of the ninth-century ruler Prince Borivoj. Make St. George's Basilica a part of your Prague vacation plans using our Prague travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is a beautiful small basilica and a must see when visiting Prague castle as it is part of the complex. St Ludmila of Bohemia is buried here, but unfortunately one can only see the burial site... 
    This is a beautiful small basilica and a must see when visiting Prague castle as it is part of the complex. St Ludmila of Bohemia is buried here, but unfortunately one can only see the burial site...  more »
  • Small, but peaceful. The oldest preserved church building at Prague Castle and the best preserved example of Romanesque architecture in Bohemia. Built around the year 920 by Prince Vratislav 1... 
    Small, but peaceful. The oldest preserved church building at Prague Castle and the best preserved example of Romanesque architecture in Bohemia. Built around the year 920 by Prince Vratislav 1...  more »
  • A not very large church, located behind the cathedral of St. Vitus. Extremely old, with a atypical interior architecture for a church. There are not many of the old paintings left on the walls. You... 
    A not very large church, located behind the cathedral of St. Vitus. Extremely old, with a atypical interior architecture for a church. There are not many of the old paintings left on the walls. You...  more »
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  • A continuity with the other attractions here, there is very little information to be read about the attractions within. There is a paragraph of information for every 3-5 attractions which leaves you wondering about the significance behind a lot. There is a lot of sitting room which is a good rest stop for anyone in their feet all day, but the attractions were crowded and there honestly wasn’t much to see. If you have time, see what this small place has to offer (look at the attached for references), but don’t plan your trip around it and don’t expect too much.
  • Roman church on Hradczany, the first church on it’s place was built in 920. The monastery that is situated near the church was responsible for educating the royal family. After the year 1500 the facade of church got renaissance look, and after 1670 it was completely made into baroque style. The interior remains Roman though, the church is right now the main place for organ concerts in Prague. In the church there are also some graves of people from the royal family.
  • Czech republic, great place to visit, inexpensive, lovely, lovely architecture, clean, good beer, nice food and great atmosphere. Friendly locals, and this place is a must visit. So much to do and see. Just go.
  • Small roman church (inside only), very simple and near, resting for the most ND after the exhuberrant rococo churches and cathedrals ...
  • If you know the difference between cathedral and basilica you will then understand that this is the book example of basilica. Beautiful place to visit and see, the entrance is included in the price of a ticket for the complex. Also my advice to come here earlier so you can avoid crowds.

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