Next morning we started on our quest to find the unseen treasures that we had missed on our Christmas trip. On the boat trip we had seen two spires sticking up on what looked like a ruin on a high rampart from the boat on the Vltava river.
So after breakfast we got on the Metro and went to the station nearest the "ruin" to investigate, after a short walk we found a sign to the area.
The area turned out to be part of Prague's original fortifications, Yvsehrad means "Castle on the Heights"
Through two magnificent arches the Leopold Gate below.
and reached the ramparts over looking the river.
Looking to the right was Prague below us for the first of many times on our trip as you will see later.
Then I spotted the two "ruined" spires which in fact had purpose made holes in then to allow the wind to go through. we proceeded around the ramparts towards what was a very large church of St Peter and St Paul.
This indeed was a great find and looked very promising inside, the spires dominated the skyline.
The front doors are magnificent with beautiful mosaic so we had to venture in.
Behind the door was a spectacle beyond belief. but that's for the next blog, Regards, Mike