The Great South Tower - Prague Castle
The Great South Tower is one of several towers of Prague Castle, and also the largest tower of the Church of St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert . A separate ticket for the ascent to the tower is sold and the ascent to it will provide you with one of the most beautiful views of Prague. The entrance fee to this tower is not the lowest, but it is definitely well-invested money. Be careful, you really need good condition to put this tower on.
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Interesting facts The Great South Tower - Prague Castle
The Great South Tower is a major landmark of the entire temple. You will find the tower in the eastern corner at the southern arm. Construction of the tower began at the end of the fourteenth century, but thanks to the Hussites who damaged it, it dragged on for several centuries. In 1541, it was hit by a large fire, which burned the beams on which the bells hung, which tore off and damaged the structure of the tower.
Petr Parléř is behind the design of the Great South Tower, but Bonifác Wohlmut is behind the final form. The lower part of the tower is a massive semicircular arch with an arched window and a demanding circle. At the bottom, the tower was Gothic, but advancing above there was a significant shift in expression until late Gothic.
The tower then has a clock from 1552 and there is also the largest bell in Bohemia, Sigismund. The tower is 96.6 meters high. In order to enjoy a unique view of Prague, you have to climb 287 steep and narrow stairs. The tower is narrow, the stairs are spiral, people pass by, and therefore there is little air. So stepping up is really challenging, so consider whether you are fit for it and whether your little ones can really handle this stepping. If you don't give up, then you have room to breathe.
Don't forget to bring a camera or camcorder!
Author: Adriana Dosedělová