Guide to the discovery of the ancient fortress of Prague, a magnificent castle which is one of the main buildings of this type in the world, a long history that starts from 800 and sees in time overlapping architectural styles that testify to the ages and cultures occurred over time.
Visit the Prague Castle
The first courtyard dates back to the Habsburg Empire, the project was given by Maria Theresa of Austria Pacassi architect, while the work was carried out under the supervision of Carlo Lurago. Above the pillars of the entrance gate are the gigantomachy, sculptures consist of copies of works attributed to Platzer the Elder, dated 1700.
Proceeding through the seventeenth century Matthias Gate, you have access to the second courtyard, featuring a beautiful Fontanta baroque seventeenth century with sculptures of H. Kohl. The Fountain of the Lions is an annex of the second half of the sixties of the twentieth century.
Gallery of the castle
In the building located at the northwestern corner of the courtyard, is the gallery of the castle, which displays paintings from the gallery Rudolfine and that of Ferdinand II. Among these works are as important works of local artists and European.
Among the most significant, deserve to be remembered Jacopo Robusti, better known as Tintoretto, Titian, Rubens and Brandi.
On the opposite side of the courtyard, stands the Chapel of the Holy Cross, the beautiful eighteenth-century construction of A. Lurago, home to the Treasure Room of the Cathedral which houses the Treasure of San Vito, to admire the various ornaments and vestments, collections of objects and precious paintings on the walls, as well as sculptures of various kinds.
The third courtyard hosts the core of the castle, the buildings that make up the St. Vitus Cathedral, the former provost and the royal palace.