The Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn with its 80m high twin towers, of which the southernmost is noticeable thicker than the other, competes with the tower of the Old Town Hall across the square. » More »
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26. 7. 2016
It has been a long time since the first royal coronation was held in 1086 and many sovereigns had been sitting on the royal throne. Some of them more and some of them less influenced the history of our country. Now we would like to introduce the crowned heads on the Czech throne to you. » More »
25. 7. 2016
St. Wenceslas Crown is the most significant part of the Crown Jewels. It ranks among the most remarkable symbols of our Land and it is surrounded by many mysteries. St. Wenceslas Crown is together with the Crown Jewels kept in the Crown Chamber of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle. The set also contains a case for the Royal Crown, the Sceptre and the Apple and also St. Wenceslas Sword. Now we will learn more about the Jewels but especially about the Royal Crown. » More »
24. 7. 2016
What do we understand under the term „Crown Jewels“? They are actually objects that used to serve for the ceremonious coronation of the Kings of Bohemia. They are composed of the Crown of St. Wenceslas, Royal Sceptre, Royal Apple, Coronation Cloak. The jewels are completed by caskets and a cushion under the royal crown. The Coronation Jewels were proclaimed the national cultural relic in 1962. Due to this article you will learn a lot of interesting facts about our land treasures, for instance where you can see them. » More »
14. 7. 2016
13. 7. 2016
The first royal coronation in history was the coronation of Vratislaus II as the King of Bohemia and the last coronation was the coronation of Ferdinand V, noted in the Czech history as Ferdinand I the Good. » More »
11. 7. 2016
The first royal crown which later became the crown of the Roman kings Charles IV. acquired in 1346. It was originally meant to serve for his private purposes only and he let it later remake for the state purposes. In August of 1346, on the day of his father´s John of Luxembourg´s death, he became the king of Bohemia. » More »
10. 7. 2016
Coronation and procession participants
High-ranking clerical dignitaries, leading provincial aristocrats and noted nobelmen from abroad were also invited to participate in the coronation. All the guests were present during the festive coronation procession. The organization of the people in the ceremonious procession has at all times been the responsibility of the highest courtyard marshal. The emphasis has always been placed on the status and belonging to a certain social class. For instance, the higher provincial officers or representatives of the towns always had to walk prior to the knights who had to be placed prior to the representatives of the lordly class. » More »
7. 7. 2016
Important question that had to be taken into account during the monarch election was the question of the right of succession to the throne. It was all about the determination of the person that would take up the royal throne after death or resignation of the current monarch. » More »
7. 7. 2016
This is an early baroque building from the mid 17th century built by architect Francesco Caratti. The palace is decorated with statues of the emperors, copies of the originals by Brokoff, and a balustrade with classic statues. Today the Nostitz Palace houses the Dutch embassy. » More »