Where : St George Basilica
Discovering St George Basilica, Prague
The Prague Castle circuit we selected gave us access to St George Basilica. First of all, it's a 10th-century basilica. According to history, it was rebuilt in 1142 because of a major fire. The structure displays a baroque facade & Bohemian art.
Furthermore, it's a small basilica which presents a very intimate sentiment. Above all, it holds a 19th century Bohemian art collection, a Gothic style chapel dedicated to Ludmila of Bohemia holds the tomb of the saint. Additionally, the shrines of Vratislav and Boleslaus II of Bohemia are also in the basilica.
According to Wikipedia, the basilica was founded by Vratislaus I of Bohemia in 920, furthermore it is dedicated to Saint George.
Where is it ?
Moreover, in our picture gallery, you'll find a building with a red facade and two yellow-ish towers on either side. That's the basilica, located just around back from St Vitus Cathedral !
Do we recommend ?
Absolutely, make sure to include it in your circuit along with St Vitus, Prague Castle and Golden Lane ! Not only a great refuge when it rains in Prague but lots to discover indoors. First the Bohemian art collection, the basement tomb and shrines !