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Daliborka Prague


Pražský hrad, 118 00 Praha-Praha 1, Česká republika
The Daliborka Tower stands in the close vicinity of the Golden Lane at the Prague Castle. It was named after a knight called Dalibor z Kozojed, who was imprisoned in the tower up until 1498. According to legends he learned to play a violin here and saved his life in this manner. His fate inspired Bedřich Smetana to write the opera Dalibor.
The tower was constructed during the reign of Vladislav Jagellon in 1496 as part of the Gothic fortifications of the Prague Castle. It served as a prison nearly until the end of the 18th century.