In Prague you can come across an intriguing open-air museum that imitates a medieval village. The Řepora Open-Air Museum can be found in the southwest part of Prague. This medieval village was built as a replica of a fourteenth-century village and allows visitors to get acquainted with the kind of environment that surrounded people under the reigns of Charles IV and Wenceslas IV.
No modern technologies, only natural materials were used during the construction of the open-air museum, and the construction procedures used were the same as those actually used in the 14th century. The village, whose construction started in 1999, is surrounded with a wooden palisade and you enter it through a gate with towers. In the village you can visit a medieval tavern, a farmer's house, potter's house, as well as the gallows and many other interesting sites and houses. The settlement does not lack life, on the contrary, you can meet farm animals such as sheep and goats here, while in the lakes there are several kinds of fish and also crawfish, in addition to the people representing the original inhabitants.
If you are lucky, there will be a cultural event such as a swordplay tournament or a musical performance while you are there. If you decide to visit the Řepora Open-Air Museum, we recommend taking the metro B line to the Stodůlky metro station, from where it is only a walk of a few minutes to reach the museum. There is no possibility for parking in the premises of the village and the path leading to it is not suitable for cars.References:
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.