"Prague Monuments" Archive:

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12. 4. 2017

Emmaus, Abbey of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Jerome  (Emauzy)

The Benedictine Monastery Church of the Virgin Mary was founded by Slavs in the 14th December 1347, when Pope Clement VI granted the request of Charles IV. and gave his consent to the establishment of the monastery with the Slavonic liturgy. » More »

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12. 4. 2017

Alois Jirasek Square and Bridge (Jiráskovo náměstí a Jiráskův most)

Alois Jirasek Statue

The bronze statue is the work of the sculptor Karl Pokorny. It is located in a small park directly outsidethe house where the writer lived from 1903 – 1930. It was in this house  that Alois finished his famous works such as FLVěk,  Dark (well-known historical novels) » More »

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12. 4. 2017

Prague State Opera House

The lavishly decorated neo-rococo building was opened on 5th January 1888 as the German Theatre, changing its name to the Smetana Theatre after World War II, before finally becoming the Prague State Opera House. » More »

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12. 4. 2017

The Malá Strana District was the second part of Prague to be established after the Old Town

The Malá Strana District was the second part of Prague to be established after the Old Town. It was created by King Přemysl Otakar II in 1257, mainly to beef up the defences surrounding the castle. The first inhabitants of the Malá Strana were settlers from northern Germany. » More »

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12. 4. 2017

Jindrisská Tower – the highest free-standing bell tower in Prague.

Our today´s article will take us to a place in the neighbourhood of Václavské náměstí (Wenceslas Square). The route will lead from Wenceslas Square along the famous Jindřišská Street towards Senovážné Square. Already from a distance we will spot the highest free-standing bell tower of Prague - Jindřišská Tower(czech: Jindřišská věž), the goal of our today´s wandering on the route of the Prague City Line Prague 1. » More »

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12. 4. 2017

Mystery of Jindrisská Tower

The greatest unique and mainly tourist attraction of Jindřišská Tower is surely the carillon which has no equivalent in Europe. We could perhaps compare it to Japanese style carillon. This article will focus on the bells Jindřišská Tower is hiding inside. » More »

The Church of St. Ignatius

12. 4. 2017

Jesuit Church of St. Ignatius in Charles Square (kostel sv. Ignáce)

The Church of St. Ignatius with the original New Town Jesuit College is ranked among one of the early Baroque buildings of Prague and is considered the third greatest Jesuit complex in Europe. The architect Carlo Lurago had chosen the main Roman Jesuit temple Il Gesù to be his model of the construction. » More »

Church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method

12. 4. 2017

Church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method and the assassination of Heydrich

The original church dedicated to St. Karel Boromejský was not dedicated to its current patrons Sts. Cyrillus and  Method until 1935 after it had been modified  for the needs of the Czechoslovakian Orthodox Church. » More »

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12. 4. 2017

Charles Square and its history I

Karlovo náměstí (former Cattle Market) is one of the largest European squares. It was founded by Charles IV, the Emperor and King of Bohemia. Let´s explore the history of the square and its attractions. » More »

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12. 4. 2017

The Archbishop ś Palace (Arcibiskupský palác) in Prague

The Archbishop’s Palace also houses the precious archbishop’s carriage, one of only two in Europe to have survived. This building stands to the righthand side of the gates to Prague Castle. It is high baroque in style with a yellowy Rococo façade decorated by Jan Josef Wirch in 1760, the same man who had rebuilt the palace in 1722 – 25. In the centre of the façade visitors will notice the large archbishop’s coat of arms. » More »

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