- This, the best example of Czech Romanesque architecture, has been rebuilt and restored several times since 1173. Actually the second building on this site, the original basilica, was constructed in 920 AD. The faded red exterior looks as if it has weathered many a storm over the centuries. Situated on the main tourist route on the Castle grounds, the basilica holds several concerts throughout the year in addition to the normal tourist traffic. The Convent of St George, originally a Benedictine abbey founded in 937 AD, is attached to the basilica. The convent was converted into a barracks in 1782 by Joseph II. The building now houses the Early Bohemian Art Exhibition of the National Gallery.
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