Originally built in the 9th century from wood with a stone foundation, Prague's Old Royal Palace has been rebuilt several times to suit the many royal families it housed. As a result, the castle is a mix of several architectural styles, mostly Gothic and Renaissance.
Wooden coat of arms of the various royal families are scattered throughout the structure and appear in various forms, such as ceiling posts and cabinets.
The castle's Vladislav hall is one of its highlights. When it was built in the 16th century, it was used as a place for coronation festivities and even knight tournaments. Nowadays, important events such as Czech presidential elections take place in the hall.
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