2.1 Medieval Prague: Prague Castle and Romanesque houses and palaces of the Old Town

8 September 2013 (1 day)

Pick up time: 9:00
Pick up point: University Campus at entrance of Building 1
Price per person:  53 EUR
Price includes:  transportation, lunch, admission to the the Prague Castle area and
the Romanesque basements of the Old Town, English speaking guide

The Capital Prague is renowned for its countless historical monuments and touristic attractions. The excursion will be focussing on the Prague Castle area and the Romanesque basements of Old Town elite houses and palaces, guided tour through the City’s historical core.

Prague Castle, the residential place of most eminent representatives of the state, as well as, Christian power in Bohemia, currently represents most varied architectural and heritage complex. The Castle was founded already by the first historical ruler of Bohemia Duke Bořivoj of the Přemyslid dynasty. The tour through the castle and its earlier remains will be guided by the researchers developing the archaeological research of the castle for many decades.

The Prague Romanesque houses were built between the second half of 12th century and the first half of the 13th century mainly in the Prague Old Town. There are several dozens of preserved Romanesque basements of burghers and aristocratic houses which is an exceptional phenomenon in whole central Europe.