When you look up the word “castle” in the Oxford dictionary, it’s defined as a “large building, typically of the medieval period, fortified against attack with thick walls, battlements, towers, and often a moat.” Despite having multiple strong contenders, the title of the world’s largest castle has been given to the Prague Castle by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Built in the ninth century, the Prague Castle spans 18 acres. Its architecture is a combination of Romanesque and Gothic styles.
Additionally, “the complex extends down to the Lesser Quarter, where several chateaux and palaces are found. Wallenstein Palace, for one, is home to the Czech Senate and includes 26 houses and six gardens.”
The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept safe inside St. Vitus Cathedral; we’re talking seven locks. And the keys are distributed to seven different people. In general, the public only gets to see them every five years, depending on the president’s call.
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