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11. 1. 2018

Let´s go together to the Lesser Town Square

Petrin-Strahovska-zahrada120211_20mala_panorama1Now we would like to tell you in detail what the whole square looks like and why it is so much sought after and popular with tourists. The square is full of picturesque and mainly cosy restaurants where you can taste traditional Czech food. On the circuit of the square there are also a few small shops with souvenirs and refreshments. The Lesser Town Square is comprised of two main parts. The upper one is located in the west part and the lower part in the east side. The two little squares are separated from each other by a monumental Baroque St. Nicholas church. The imaginary division is further formed by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University, formerly known as the Jesuit Prefession House. » More »

10. 1. 2018

Nerudova Street

PHA-Nerudova04Following the traces of Jan Neruda and uphill towards the Prague Castle. We will take another pleasant walk to the center of the capital city again, this time we will visit one of the Prague´s most familiar streets.  The original name of the street was the Sporrengasse, which means „the Spur Street“. We won´t keep you guessing any more, we are talking about the famous Nerudova Street. So, let´s go uphill to the residence of a famous Czech writer and poet Jan Neruda. Let´s explore the beauties of the street leading from the Lesser-Town Square as far as the gates of the Prague Castle, the street which once used to be part of the Royal Route. » More »

9. 1. 2018

CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN MARY VICTORIOUS – HOME OF THE PRAGUE INFANT JESUS

Pha1 - Kostel Panny marie Vítězné06This Lesser Town church which used to be a protestant ornatory was built thank to the German Lutherans in 1611. The building was completed two years later and called by the German protestants the church of the Holy Trinity. » More »

9. 1. 2018

The palace gardens under the Prague Castle

Praha 1 -  Velká Fürstenberská zahrada09007The Prague Castle is surrounded by many grass areas, parks and gardens that are determined i.a. for relaxation or various cultural events. The palace gardens under the Prague Castle are located on the southern slope of the Hradčany („Castle District“) hill. The gardens actually connect the Prague Castle with the Lesser Town. Let´s go see these botanical gems and enjoy the beauties hidden in the center of Prague. » More »

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9. 1. 2018

The Wallenstein Palace – the residence of the Senate of the Czech Republic

Valdštejnský palác091042During our walks through the Lesser Town we can´t miss one of the most precious gems which is to be found here. The Wallenstein Palace (Valdštejnský palác) is full of many beautiful architectural elements in its both interior and exterior parts. It is one of the most expressive buildings of the early Bohemian Baroque period.

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8. 1. 2018

Sovovy mlyny – Let´s visit the oldest mills of Prague

Our today´s learning about interesting landmarks of the city of Prague will take us to Prague islands of the Old Town. For our next excursion we have chosen the noted Sovovy mlýny (Sova´s Mills), a very popular tourist attraction and frequently visited place. Let´s visit the very first Prague mill right now. » More »

8. 1. 2018

Curiosities related to the Straka Academy

Pha1 - Strakova akademie033The operation of the academy was supported by the Straka foundation. The organization provided financial support of the academy from the Earl Straka´s sources. The academy was interesting not just because of this financial support enabling the impoverished or poor sons from noble families to get their education. » More »

7. 1. 2018

The Straka Academy – Czech Republic Goverment Office

Strakova_akademieDo you wonder about the name of the building you walk along on the left Vltava´s embankment in the Lesser Town? Do you want to know  who resides here or what makes the building so interesting? We are pleased to help you solve this problem and introduce the activities and history of the Prague Straka Academy to you. » More »

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6. 1. 2018

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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2. 1. 2018

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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