St. Martin Rotunda

Prague, Czech Republic

The rotunda of St. Martin is the largest and oldest preserved rotunda in Prague. It was built in the second half of the 11th century. It has escaped demolition several times in its history. During the Thirty Years’ War it was used as a gunpowder store. The cannonball embedded in the façade to the right of the window is a reminder of the Prussian rampage in 1757. The rotunda is now used for religious purposes by the Vyšehrad ecclesiastical chapter.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Czech Republic

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Chris Tun (4 years ago)
Nice place to walk around and snap some photos. Good views from the wall looking over the river
Sergey Vasilyev (5 years ago)
An interesting place. Nice view of the city.
Marc Albert (5 years ago)
A beautiful building in a picturesque setting. There is a nice sign out front that tells all about the building and it's history. It's very interesting and informative. When we went it was closed; I would have loved to see inside.
Felix Nartey (5 years ago)
Very nice piece of architecture. A very merry landmark in Prague.
Amod Godbole (6 years ago)
A little rotunda. It's just outside the road to the cathedral. Around the rotunda you can go on the wall and enjoy a nice view of Prague
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