Karlstejn Castle is a large Gothic fort based 1348 CE by way of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor-opt for and King of Bohemia. The citadel served as a place for safekeeping the Imperial Regalia as well as the Bohemian/Czech crown jewels, holy relics, and other royal treasures. Located about 30 kilometres southwest of Prague above the village of the equal call, it is one of the maximum famous and most often visited castles within the Czech Republic. Founded in 1348, the development works were directed by way of the later Karlstejn burgrave Vitus of Bitov, but there aren't any records of the builder himself.
Some historians speculate that Matthias of Arras may be credited with being the architect, however he had already died by 1352. It is probable that there has been not a modern and foxy architect, however a great civil engineer who dexterously and with a vital mathematical accuracy solved technically exigent problems that issued from the emperor's thoughts and requests. Instead, Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV in my opinion supervised the construction works and indoors decoration. Construction turned into finished nearly 20 years later in 1365 whilst the "coronary heart" of the treasury the Chapel of the Holy Cross situated inside the Great tower became consecrated.