Křivoklát Castle (Czech Republic)

Central Bohemian     See list of castles in Repubblica Ceca

The royal residence was built in the '200 as a fulcrum of the Přemyslid

Later also he served as a state prison. For three years there was imprisoned the alchemist of Emperor Rudolf II court, Edward Kelley, to serve the sentence imposed for the murder of an imperial officer in prohibited duel.

Between the wooded hills whitens the high cylindrical tower of the old manor surrounded by extensive fortifications. Its magnificent location in the woods full of hunting animals, made him sought after by many Bohemian kings. The rooms of the castle could tell the joyful banquet, but also of many serious and fatal political speeches diplomatic negotiations.

After many fires the villa was just as numerous interventions and renovations completed in '900. The only room to preserve the original furniture is the Gothic chapel with a richly decorated with carved altar. The footsteps of Bohemian kings and pomp of their life style are visible at every step. The current appearance of the archbishop's palace is also due to the work of those involved in the protection of historical monuments that try very successfully to return to the interior parts of the collections brought away with time.

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Latitude: 50.0376417
Longitude: 13.8724605
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