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Levý Hradec - St. Clement church

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GPS :   
50.1693928N, 14.3742483E
Distance from Prague :   
15km/10miles
Opening hours :   
10-18h May-September (Saturday, Sunday)
Admission :   
40CZK/person
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   Levý Hradec is an early medieval Bohemian gord situated 10 km northwest of Prague near Roztoky, in the Czech Republic. This fortified settlement served as the original seat of Bořivoj I, the first known Přemyslid ruler. It was built on a promontory on the left bank of the Vltava River approximately in mid-9th century. The first Christian church was built here shortly after Bořivoj I converted to Christianity. This church was consecrated to St. Clement.
   It was the first seat of power of the Přemysl state even before Prague was founded. Přemyslid dynasty left Levý Hradec at the beginning of the 10th century but it seems that settlement persevered as dense as in the 9th century. New building were constructed and fortifications regularly repaired.
   Levý Hradec is a pilgrimage site, every year the first stage of the walking pilgrimage of Cyril and Methodius begins here, its ending is linked to the August pilgrimage to Velehrad.
 
 

      How can you get there by bus from Prague

   The best way to get to Roztoky - Levý Hradec is by bus nr.340 or 350. Buses leave from subway's station Dejvická on line A. Click here to find bus from Prague to Roztoky - Levý Hradec (station Roztoky,rozc.Žalov).