Saint George's Basilica, Prague, Czech Repubic

Saint George's Basilica is the oldest church building within Prague Castle. It was founded in 920 by Prince Vratislav and enlarged in 973 with the construction of Saint George's Benedictine Abbey. It was built in the Romanesque style. It had to be rebuilt in 1142 after a fire, and the Baroque facade dates from the 17th century.
It is the resting place of several historic figures, such as St. Ludmila, Prince Vratislav and Boleslav II.

Opening hours: Nov-Mar 9 am to 4 pm (12 pm to 4 pm on sun.); Apr-Oct 9 am to 5 pm (12 pm to 5 pm on sun.)

Entrance fee: St. George's Basilica is included in Prague Castle. There are two visiting options:
Prague Castle – route A (CZK350, €13.16 April 2017)
The Old Royal Palace, a permanent exhibition "The Story of Prague Castle", St. George's Basilica, the Golden Lane, the Powder Tower, St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert Cathedral, the Rosenberg Palace.
Prague Castle – route B (CZK250, €9.40 April 2017)
The Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, the Golden Lane, St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert Cathedral.

How to get there: St. George's is within walking distance of the city centre.





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