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Matthias Gate

the entrance into Prague Castle
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This imposing early Baroque gate forms the entrance from the first to the second castle courtyard. The gate was built at the beginning of the 17th century, apparently according to the plan of the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Filippi. It originally stood independently in the space between Castle Square and the Castle itself like an antique arc de triomphe and served as the entrance

to the seat of the kings. When Pacassi rebuilt the castle at the end of the 18th cenury, the Matthias Gate was connected to the newly built guildings via their wing’s façade. The gate was named after the Emperor Matthias II, recalling the inscription on the gate’s seal which names his ranks. Beneath this seal lies Matthias’ seal as emperor and beneath this, his country’s seals.

GPS: 50° 5′ 23.81″ N, 14° 23′ 55.71″ E

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