Prague Castle is one of the largest castles in the world. The castle is among Prague’s top most attractions. There have been many major officials that have had their seats in this castle from Roman emperors to Czech monarchs. The castle has a whole number of buildings and gardens that are part of the complex, such as palaces, gardens, churches and other buildings. There are a number of architectural details that have influences from a number of excellent sources.
The Prague Castle, once is every fifty years, is witness to a magnificent display. The crown jewels are kept in exhibition once in half a century. The crown jewels have many highlights, such as the Crown of Saint Wenceslas, which is certainly among the most outstanding displays among the jewels. The crown was made in the year thirteen fourth seven, for the coronation ceremony of Charles IV. The crown was dedicated to ST Wenceslas, who is the patron saint. The crown was later passed generation to generation to be used by kings. There are a number of precious jewels inlaid in the crown, some of these among the biggest in the world. There are rubies, pearls, emeralds and sapphires.
The complex consists of a number of churches. St Vitus Cathedral is the most important church in Prague, and is the headquarters of the Archbishop of Prague. The church is built in Gothic style, and houses a number of tombs of late Bohemian Kings. The St Wenceslas chapel is another prominent location within the church, and has precious jewels decorating it. There are a whole number of relics related to Saint Wenceslas kept here, as well as a huge number of paintings that depict the life of St Wenceslas and the Passion of Christ. There is also a gothic statue of St Wenceslas here.
The Saint George’s basilica is another important church within the castle, and thisis the most ancient of all churches in Prague. The tomb of St Ludmila is housed at the Ludmila of Bohemia Chapel, another gothic specimen. The chapel is now used as an evening concert venue. The Prague castle also plays host to the famous Summer Shakespeare festival, which was held first by Vaclav Havel, a dramatist and writer from the Czech republic. There are popular plays held here like the King Lear, which was directed by Martin Huba. There is a whole number of attractions besides these.