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Sunday 21 August 2011

Prague Castle: Basilica of St. George

The Basilica of St. George is the oldest surviving church building inside Prague Castle since year 920. Right in the heart of the castle complex, it is also the best-preserved Romanesque church in Czech Republic.

With its striking brick-red colour baroque facade, it is hard to miss when you arrive at the St. George Square. The Short Visit ticket includes admission to the basilica, so I didn't miss visiting inside.

The interior was restored to the oldish look since the 12th century after the major fire in year 1142.

Some of the 12th-century frescoes do survive until today and they were restored as much as possible.

Under these frescoes; beneath the double staircases of the nave, is the 12th-century crypt.

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