Monday, November 21, 2005

Vysehrad - The Brick Gate

Vysehrad Castle was founded in 1085 by the Czech king Vratislav II in place of older hill fort situated on a cliff top above the Vltava River against the Prague Castle. From the mid-17th century Vysehrad changed to a Baroque fortress and in 1883 it became a part of the city of Prague.

The photo shows the classicist Cihelna Gate (Brick Gate, sometimes called Prague Gate too). Completed in 1842, it is the newest addition to the older Baroque fortification of the Vysehrad fortress.

My next post shows another part of the Vysehrad's fortification -- the Leopold Gate.

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