Thursday, 10 May 2012

St. Joris basilica inside the Prague castle walls

This is the oldest church within the castle walls of Prague and it dates from 920, so almost a thousand years old. It was built in the Roman architectural style but the red white façade is totally different than the other exterior parts of the church. It is comparable with colourful church facades we already saw in Italy. Your first impression when you enter the church is: am I in a medieval castle? Walls carved out of rock or very big bricks provide a robust wall structure and gave me this feeling. The coffin on one of the pictures is from the grandmother of King Wencelas of Bohemia. To reach the exit, you have to pass via a small chapel with a very detailed and beautiful altar.

De St. Joris Basiliek is de oudste kerk binnen de muren van de Praagse Burcht en ze werd gebouwd in 920. Hiermee is ze bijna 1000 jaar oud. De Romaanse architectuur van de kerk is totaal anders dan de rood witte gevel. De gevel is echt een aandachtstrekker en enkel vergelijkbaar met sommige kleurvolle kerkgevels dat we in Italië gezien hebben. Mijn eerste indruk bij het binnengaan van de kerk was: is dit een middeleeuws kasteel? De muren zijn net uit rotsen gesneden en enorme stenen lijken zeer robuust, hierdoor kreeg ik dat gevoel. De doodskist (grafkelder) op één van de foto’s is van de grootmoeder van Koning Wencelas van Bohemen. Om de uitgang te bereiken moet je passeren via een kleine kapel waarin een zeer mooi gedetailleerd altaar staat.. 
 
Saint Joris Basilica Prague

Saint Joris Basilica Prague

Saint Joris Basilica Prague

Saint Joris Basilica Prague

Saint Joris Basilica Prague

Saint Joris Basilica Prague

Saint Joris Basilica Prague

Saint Joris Basilica Prague

Saint Joris Basilica Prague

Saint Joris Basilica Prague

Saint Joris Basilica Prague

Saint Joris Basilica Prague

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15 comments:

  1. Another interesting tour. Your first photo leaves much room for the imagination, beautiful old facade.

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  2. ik moet bijna niet meer gaan omdat je reportages zo mooi en gedetailleerd zijn
    anni

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  3. Wat mooi wat je ons hier laat zien, gedetailleerder dan een reisgids. Knappe reportages!

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  4. Wow, your photos from this Cathedral and the interior are adorable and amazing.
    Kind regards, Synnöve

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  5. I guess that's the difference between life for you, and life downunder - the age of the buildings! That's a staggeringly old church - and so beautiful!

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  6. So fun to see this...I never made it inside this basilica when I was in Prague. So fun to finally "see" it :)

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  7. Oh yes, what a beautiful and amazing place Prague is! I am so happy I'm starting my day out with a tour from there!

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  8. Fascinating details and craftmanship ! What an amazing place of worship !

    Thanks for sharing and thank you for always visiting our site. Much appreciated !

    Chay

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  9. Wat een mooie serie!
    Groetjes, Mirthe

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  10. Hi Filip,

    Your photos of this castle are amazing, and I'm blown away with the details of each statue, painting, and carving.

    Thanks for visiting my blog "Beyond Wandering"!

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  11. Indrukwekkend, Filip... en mooi !
    Lie(f)s.

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  12. Very beautiful photos. Amazing inside the basilica.

    Greetings, Carmen

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  13. impressive church and I like the colours on the outside!

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  14. Great architecture, beautiful inside ..
    Best regards, Karin

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  15. Amazing photos. It is almost impossible to think 1000 years back.
    This church is very beautifull.
    Greetings
    orvokki

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