Prague Castle and The Hidden Stories of Saintly Relics
Prague Castle is one of the most beautiful castle complexes in the world. Credit for this belongs to Bohemian King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, who decided in the 14th century to build a distinguished residence for himself, his family, and the entire imperial court. The construction of the complex took many years to complete, but thanks to the dedicated work of renowned builders Matthias of Arras and Peter Parler and their stoneworkers’ guilds, we can admire it today in all its glory. Emperor Charles IV was also renowned for his collection of saintly relics. He later donated his collection, kept in richly decorated boxes, to the Chapter of the Church of St Vitus. Each relic has its own secret and very interesting story.
During this tour of Prague Castle, we’ll pass through the Third Courtyard, the historically oldest space in the Castle, where we’ll visit the Cathedral of St Vitus and the Chapel of St Wenceslas; then the Old Royal Palace, the Basilica of St George, and the Chapel of St Ludmila. You’ll see exactly how Prague Castle looked during Charles IV’s imperial reign. In the Chapel of the Holy Cross we’ll discover the incredibly valuable St Vitus Treasure.
Admission Fees: Prague Castle Circuit B and St. Vitus Treasure