"Prague Monuments" Archive:

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Sloup Nejsv.Trojice

11. 8. 2009

THE TRINITY COLUMN – Malostranské square

At the top of Malostranské Square, infront of the Church of St Nicholas, a monument was built in 1715 to commemorate the terrible plague which hit Prague in 1713-14. » More »

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8. 8. 2009

MALTÉZSKÉ SQUARE

ikona_disabled22This square gets its name from the Priory of the Maltese Knights which can be found there. At the northern end of the square stands a statue of St John the Baptist (by Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff), the patron saint of the Maltese Knights. » More »

Praha Kampa

6. 8. 2009

Kampa Island is one of the most idyllic and tranquil places in the Czech capital

ikona_disabled22Kampa Island is one of the most idyllic and tranquil places in the Czech capital. The island is divided into two visibly distinct parts. The section nearest to Charles Bridge is formed by a small, cosy square; the second is a park, formed when several historical gardens were joined together. » More »

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4. 8. 2009

The Charles Bridge is the longest in central Europe

ikona_disabled22Charles Bridge replaced the Judith Bridge which had spanned the Vltava since the late 12th century. The Judith Bridge was the longest in central Europe (514m long) until it was swept away in a flood in 1342. It was Charles IV’s idea to build a new bridge (originally called simply the Stone Bridge). » More »

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2. 8. 2009

The Clementinum – the largest Jesuit building in the Czech lands

The Clementinum, a former Jesuit college, is the second largest place of interest in Prague after Prague Castle, and the largest Jesuit building in the Czech lands. The Jesuits arrived in Prague in 1556 on the invitation of Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand I in order to strengthen the Counter-Reformation in the Czech lands. » More »

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