Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Prague Castle


Prague Castle is the official residence and office of the President of the Czech Republic and it happens to be the largest ancient castle in the world.

The castle buildings represent virtually every architectural style of the last millennium. St. Vitus Cathedral, Romanesque Basilica of St George, a monastery and several palaces, gardens and defense towers are all on the castle grounds.

St. Vitus Cathedral, which you’ll see in the majority of these pictures, is a Roman Catholic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Prague. It’s an excellent example of Gothic architecture and is the biggest and most important church in the country.  





There were some amazing views looking out from the Castle.




Outside the castle is the Strahov Monastery, which was founded by King Vladslav II in 1142. Within the Monastery is the Strahov Monastic Brewery, which we obviously didn’t pass up.



An IPA in Europe... GASP!

Presumably where the monks pray.

Monastery grounds



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