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The Royal Route – part one, Republic Square and Celetná Street

Our Royal Route in the tracks of the coronation processions will start in Náměstí republiky (Republic Square). We have chosen this place for a very simple reason. The royal coronation processions were moving out from here so our voyage needs to start here as well. » More »

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History of the Old Town Square

Prague is the Mother of Cities and the Old Town Square is the Prague´s heart. When the tourists see this pictoresque place for the first time they think it is a scene. Staromák as the square is familiarly called is really a remarkable place where the history of the whole country had been written.

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The Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn with its 80m high twin towers and Tycho Brahe

ikona_disabled22The 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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Týn School in the Old Town Square – description and history

Týnská škola (eng: Týn School) neighbouring on Dům U Kamenného zvonu (eng: House at the Stone Bell) has always been an educational institution. This significant funct

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ion has belonged to it already since the 13th century. What the school had looked like in the time of its founding and what changes it had been through until the present day will be discussed in the following article. » More »

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Church of Our Lady before Týn – history and description

In the neighbourhood of the Old Town Hall there is a munument rising high which creates an inseparable panormama of Prague. It is the Church of Our Lady before Týn which is also incorrectly referred to as Týnský chrám (Týn Church). The church has an intersting history and beautiful interior decoration. » More »

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Old Town Square events – historical events

Staroměstské náměstí (Old Town Square) is a place where numerous events of a great importance for our country´s history  had taken place. Do you know what the crosses in the pavement close to Staroměstská radnice (Old Town Hall) stand for? Let´s learn more about the history of the Hussite period and the Bohemian (Estates) Rebellion. » More »

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Old Town Astronomical Clock (Orloj) – the history

One of the most mysterious places in Prague which daily attracts thousands of tourists is the Astronomical Clock of the Old Town Hall. What makes the astronomical clock so special? Why do the observers after they see the small performance of the apostles and after the sodger shakes his sack start to clap their hands happily? Is the astronomical clock a common clockwork or is there something more about it? Let´s discover it and learn about its history now. » More »

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The Old Town Hall was founded in 1338

The Old Town Hall (Staroměstská radnice) was founded in 1338. It is comprised of 5 individual houses which were gradually joined together into one building.The dominating feature of the Old Town Hall is its 69.5m high tower dating from the late 14th century, with an ornate oriel window, part of the chapel, on the eastern side. » More »

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The Powder Tower is the gateway to the Old Town

The Powder Tower is the gateway to the Old Town. It replaced a Přemyslid dynasty era gate in 1475 and was built in the Gothic style by Matěj Rejsek as a gift from the Old Town to King Vladislav Jagiellon. » More »

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The Church of St. James was originally part of a Minorite Monastery and dates from the 13th century.

The Church of st. James was originally part of a Minorite Monastery and dates from the 13th century. In 1311 a feast to mark the coronation of King John of Luxemburg and Eliška Přemyslovna was held here. » More »

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