Top Historic Sights in Blovice, Czech Republic

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Vlčtejn Castle

Vlčtejn was first mentioned in 1284 as Wildenstein due to the bizzare high rock which it was built on. At first just a small, mostly wooden fort, it was widely rebuilt in the 14th century into a stone castle. It was a far, but important county owned by the wealthy Rosenberg family, and stood in the center of many historical events. 1421 seized by Hussites due to the owner deserting to their enemy, it stayed in the hands ...
Founded: 13th century | Location: Blovice, Czech Republic

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.