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St. Lawrence Church

St. Lawrence in Jablonné v Podještědí church was originally an abbey church of Dominican abbey built around 1250. It was destroyed in Hussite Wars and Thirty Year"s War and rebuilt in 1699-1729. Today it is a minor basilica.
Founded: 1699-1729 | Location: Jablonné v Podještědí, Czech Republic

Lemberk Castle

Lemberk Castle is located in the village of Lvová, part of Jablonné v Podještědí, west of Liberec. It was constructed in the 1240s by Havel of Markvartice. In the second half of the 16th century it was rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau and it acquired its present appearance after the mid-17th century under the lords of Breda. The last owners were the Clam-Gallas family, who owned the castle until 1945. Today only t ...
Founded: 13th century | Location: Jablonné v Podještědí, Czech Republic

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Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls

The Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls was part of the federal sanctuary of the three Gauls dedicated to the cult of Rome and Augustus celebrated by the 60 Gallic tribes when they gathered at Lugdunum (Lyon). The amphitheatre was built at the foot of the La Croix-Rousse hill at what was then the confluence of the Rhône and Saône.

Excavations have revealed a basement of three elliptical walls linked by cross-walls and a channel surrounding the oval central arena. The arena was slightly sloped, with the building"s south part supported by a now-vanished vault. The arena"s dimensions are 67,6m by 42m. This phase of the amphitheatre housed games which accompanied the imperial cult, with its low capacity (1,800 seats) being enough for delegations from the 60 Gallic tribes.

The amphitheatre was expanded at the start of the 2nd century. Two galleries were added around the old amphitheatre, raising its width from 25 metres to 105 metres and its capacity to about 20,000 seats. In so doing it made it a building open to the whole population of Lugdunum and its environs.