Most of Prague, of course, is thoroughly modern. If you leave the castle plaza on foot, though, you can walk down the New Castle Steps. According to Waymarking.com, the New Castle Steps date to the 13th century, and paradoxically are older than the Old Castle Steps. However, they don’t give a date for the Old Castle Steps (and since I don’t read Czech, my research was limited). Here we are starting down the New Castle Steps, which have 220 steps and are 160 meters long. I believe the little indented windows on the castle wall are arrow slits but I could be wrong. I’d expect an arrow slit to be broad on the inside of the wall, where the archer was, and then narrow down to a small slit in the outside wall where the arrow could go out. These are the wrong way round, if they’re really defensive.
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