OLD ROYAL PALACE FEATURES

1. Vladislav Hall

Here, Benedikt Rejt created a mastery of Gothic design with the elaborate vaulting. It has been used for coronations and jousting tournaments, and, since the First Republic, the country’s presidents have been ceremoniously sworn in here.

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Vaulted ceiling of the Vladislav Hall

2. Louis Wing

Only ten years and a few steps separate the southern wing from the main hall, but in that brief space, Rejt moved castle architecture from Gothic to Renaissance. Bohemian nobles met here in an administrative body when the king was away.

3. Bohemian Chancellery

Protestant noblemen threw two Catholic governors ...

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