Saturday, 12 May 2012

Matthias Gate and castle squares at the Royal Palace, Prague

The entrance gates to the Royal Palace are guarded by real soldiers, giant stone warriors and mythical animals. Many people want to visit this castle area and it was crowded. The Matthias Gate was built against the palace wall and is 400 years old. It was named after the Emperor Matthias, the King of Bohemia. The second palace square has a fountain statue in the middle and a white chapel of the Holy Cross. There were almost no visitors in the palace garden which was relaxing.

De toegangspoorten naar het Koninklijk Paleis werden bewaakt door soldaten, reuze stenen krijgers en mythische dieren. Veel mensen willen dit kasteel bezoeken en het was er zeer druk. De Matthiaspoort werd tegen het paleis aangebouwd en is meer dan 400 jaar oud. Het werd benoemd naar Keizer Matthias, de Koning van de Bohemen. Op de tweede binnenplaats van het paleis staat een standbeeld met ingebouwde fontein en de kapel van het Heilige Kruis. Er waren weinig bezoekers in de kasteeltuinen wat rust schepte.. 
 
Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Prague Castle
Matthias Gate

Prague Castle

Prague Castle
Chapel of the Holy Cross

Prague Castle

Prague Castle
Me at second palace square fountain

Prague Castle
Palace Garden

Previous Prague article: Rembrandt and Peter Paul Rubens in the National Gallery

Previous Prague Castle article: St. Joris basilica inside the Prague castle walls

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13 comments:

  1. Strak en monumentaal, Filip !
    Soms droom ik weg..., reis ik een stukje mee met jullie..
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. the band guards were funny! very ornate place!

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  3. I like to visit places through photographs. Knowing arquitura customs and local nature. Congratulations!

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  4. This looks like an amazing place to visit... Everything looks simple, peaceful, beautiful...

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  5. Nice pictures! I really liked Prague. :)

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  6. Prachtige foto`s en wat een entree van het
    Koninklijk Paleis
    Ik wil er beslist nog een heen.

    :)

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  7. I always wonder why Royal Palaces are big with so many rooms, sure takes lot of taxpayers money to maintain it for the royal family and perhaps their huge population of relatives!

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  8. The soldiers are funny...one looks like he has fallen asleep and the other is sneaking a glance to check it out.

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  9. the palace garden looks so peaceful which i imagine may be just an earshot to the crowds, beautiful structures.

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  10. Mooie overzichtsfoto's en detals.
    Fijne zondag!
    Mirthe

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  11. elegant photographs of a wonderful palace; thanks for sharing

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  12. hey I have been here too, some 15 years or more ago:-)))you look very happy on the pic...

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  13. With so many people at the front either here or other famous sites, it is always challenging to get a picture by yourself without a crowd in the background.

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