Monday, March 7, 2011

Czech cathedrals

I've recently traded again with Emerich and this time we swaped 19 cards. Cards from different countries and 2 new unesco sites.
These three are from Czech Republic, with cathedrals in České Budějovice, Brno and Prague.
The Cathedral of St Nicholas was built as a church in the 13th century, rebuilt in 1649 and made a cathedral in 1784. It stands beside the Black Tower.

"The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Brno is located on the Petrov hill in Brno-Center. It is a national cultural monument and one of the most important architectural monuments of South Moravia. The interior is mostly Baroque, while the impressive 84m high towers were built between 1904 and 1905 by architect August Kirstein in the Gothic Revival style." - in: wikipedia

"For more than 600 years, the roofs of Prague Castle have been overlooked by the towers of St Vitus Cathedral. The cathedral, whose original name is St Vitus, St Wenceslas and St Adalbert Cathedral, is the biggest and the most important church in the Czech Republic. It’s the seat of the Archbishop of Prague and the place where saints, kings, princes and emperors of Bohemia are buried. The coronations of the kings of Bohemia were held there until 1836. It’s one of the best examples of Gothic architecture." -in:

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