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Seven treasures of my country - Vendula Bublíková


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Seven treasures of my country - Vendula Bublíková

  1. 1. Seven treasures of my country
  2. 2. Pražský hrad It is the most important castle in the Czech republic. It's in the center of Prague on top of the Opyš hill. It also includes the Cathedral of St. Vít. In the 9. century it was the residence of princes, later on kings, and finally from 1918 it's the seat of the president. Twice it became the seat of the Roman emperor.
  3. 3. Karlštejn It is a Gothic castle founded in 1348 by king Charles IV. Crown Jewels used to be there. It is in central Bohemia. It is one of the most visited sights in the Czech republic. The most interesting part of the whole castle is the Chapel of the Holy Cross.
  4. 4. Český krumlov It is a town in southern Bohemia. The most beautiful sight of the whole city is the castle of the same name, which is also on the list of UNESCO. A lot of famous people lived here, including famous Czech composer Bedřich Smetana. (Žil zde český skladatel Bedřich Smetana a mnoho dalších významných osobností.) The town was first mentioned in documents from 1253. The word "Český" means "Czech".
  5. 5. Rotunda sv. Jiří na Řípu It's located on Mount Říp. The first mention of this building dates from the 1126th. It is not only dedicated to Saint George (sv. Jiří), as well as the patron of the Czech land, St. Adalbert. Since the 19th century there are two paintings of St.George fighting a dragon, which were being repaired between 1869 and 1881.
  6. 6. Pražský orloj Astronomical Clock or Prague Astronomical Clock is a medieval astronomical clock. It is located on the south side of the Old Town Hall tower in Prague. There are two windows in which apostles move. It was built in 1410 by the clockmaker Mikuláš of Kadaň. It is on the UNESCO list.
  7. 7. Telč According to a legend, the city was founded in 1099. The first written mention dates from 1315. In 1386 a fire destroyed a big part of the city. Its long arcades are very interesting. It is located in the Highlands Region.
  8. 8. Lednice The Lednice chateau is located in the village Lednice on the banks of the river Dyje. It belongs among the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. It was rebuilt by the family of Liechtenstein in the 18th and 19 century. There are also large gardens and a historic greenhouse. It belongs to the list of UNESCO.