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Castle Krivoklat by night by PetrKubat

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Křivoklát was founded in the 12th century, belonging to the kings of Bohemia. During the reign of Přemysl Otakar II a large, monumental royal castle was built, later rebuilt by king Václav IV and later enlarged by king Vladislav of Jagellon.
The castle was damaged by fire several times. It was turned into a harsh prison and the building slowly deteriorated. During the 19th century, the family of Fürstenberg became the owners of the castle and had it reconstructed after a fire in 1826.
Today the castle serves as a museum, tourist destination and place for theatrical exhibitions. Collections of hunting weapons, Gothic paintings and books are stored there.
The village of Křivoklát, founded in the 14th century, grew slowly below the castle. (Wikipedia)

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Belltower Dungeon 13 Century by michaelglascock

The village of Lacapelle-Livron is rich in history, and boasts well-preserved remains of a Templar strong hold founded in the late eleventh century flanked by a Romanesque church and a dungeon bell tower of the thirteenth century

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