St. George's Basilica

St. George's Basilica Old Royal Palace Golden Lane

St. George's Basilica

 

St. George's Basilica

St. George's Basilica (Czech: Bazilika Sv. JiřÝ) is the oldest 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 fašade 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.

 

 

 

 

Eastern tower

The building now houses the 19th century Bohemian Art Collection of National Gallery in Prague. It also serves as a concert hall.

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tomb of Ludmila of Bohemia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

walk along St. George's Basilica toward Golden Lane


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