Top Historic Sights in Bochov, Czech Republic

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Hartenstein Castle

Hartenštejn (originally Hartenstein) is a late Gothic ruined castle. There is around 1km long marked path to the site from Bochov. The castle was built before 1473 when it was first time mentioned in documents. It was abandoned after 1609.
Founded: 15th century | Location: Bochov, 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.