Top Historic Sights in Hazlov, Czech Republic

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Hazlov Castle

Hazlov was first mentioned in 1224 as a property of the noble house of Haslau. Bedřich of Hazlov probably built the castle in the village. It was repaired by Landwüst family in the late 15th century. The castle was left to decay after the Second World War, but it is partially restored.
Founded: 13th century | Location: Hazlov, 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.