submit
taglist
photos
history

Prague, Czech Republic (By Debarshi Ray)

St. George’s Basilica is the oldest surviving church building within Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic. The basilica was founded by Vratislaus I of Bohemia in 920. It is dedicated to Saint George.

The basilica was substantially enlarged in 973 with the addition of the Benedictine St. George’s Abbey. It was rebuilt following a major fire in 1142. The Baroque façade dates from the late 17th century. A Gothic style chapel dedicated to Ludmila of Bohemia holds the tomb of the saint. The shrines of Vratislav and Boleslaus II of Bohemia are also in the basilica. The abbess of this community had the right to crown the Bohemian queens consort.

February 10, 2013 with 8 notes
Tagged: #czech republic #czech #czechia #europe #eastern europe #photography #church #architecture #history
  1. koruna-evropy reblogged this from european-travels
  2. defend-the-d reblogged this from european-travels
  3. becomingone-withmyself reblogged this from european-travels and added:
    I will be living here in the fall. How neat! :)
  4. neklidnyruze reblogged this from european-travels
  5. espanya reblogged this from european-travels
  6. european-travels posted this