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17. 1. 2018

St. Castullus Church (kostel sv. Haštala) – Retracing the grave of St. Agnes of Bohemia and other curiosities

Praha 1 - kostel sv. Haštala09010There are many mysterious and interesting phenomenons related to the Church of St. Castullus. One of the most significant secrets is the possible grave of the Czech woman saint -Saint Agnes of Bohemia (Czech: Svatá Anežka Česká), or Agnes of Prague (1211 – March 6, 1282) » More »

17. 1. 2018

St. Castullus Church (kostel sv. Haštala)

Praha 1 - kostel sv. Haštala09004Our today´s walk towards significant monuments of Prague will take us to the Old Town again. If we go in the north direction from Dlouhá road or through the west side from Revoluční road we will get to so-called Haštalská čtvrť (Castullus Quarter/ Prague district). The name is however not quite official because it was derived from the parish settlement of St. Castullus Church(kostel sv. Haštala). Let´s not hesitate, the Gothic church is already waiting for us. » More »

17. 1. 2018

Franz Kafka

Franz_Kafka_1910Franz Kafka ranks without doubt among the most significant personalities of our history, inseparably related to Judaism. This recognized Prague writer is one of the most influential and most respected writers of the 20th century. Let´s discover more about the history of a man who had markedly influenced many world´ s authors. » More »

17. 1. 2018

Jewish Ceremonial Hall – building of Prague Burial Society

Praha_dům pohřebního bratrstvaA poetic Romanesque manor or a castle-like building in the Jewish town? This is not an optical illusion but it is a house of the former Ceremonial Hall and Mortuary situated at the Old Jewish Cemetery. » More »

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16. 1. 2018

Historical and contemporary curiosities of Sova´Mills

Curiosities related to the name of the mill .Just like the other noted landmarks even this mill had changed its name frequently. It was happening due to frequent changes of its owners who were coming and leaving again. So we learn from the historical sources that the mill was called Sovovský at the end of the 15th century, then it was renamed Severínovký, further Kosořský. Later it returned to the original name Sovovský and from 1850 it was noted as Odkolkovký Mill. » More »

11. 1. 2018

Kranner´s Fountain

Krannerova kašna092009You are walking along Smetana Embankment and suddenly you see a strange building looking like an arrow. You come closer and find out that you are standing at a fountain. It is Kranner´s Fountain. Let´s discover more about this unusual and due to its appearance exceptional building. » More »

11. 1. 2018

Křižovnické Square belongs to Prague´s smallest squares

Praha Křížovnické náměstí 3Walking through the Prague Old Town along the right embankment of the river Vltava close to the Charles Bridge we will get to Křižovnické Square. It is one of  Prague´s smallest squares and we can find it on the track of the Royal Coronation. » More »

11. 1. 2018

St. Thomas Church in the Lesser Town

kostel sv. Tomáše091001Today we will visit Letenská street close to the Lesser Town Square where we can find the beautiful eight hundred years old church of St. Thomas. There are not just artificial treasures but also relics of significant people hidden inside of the church. » More »

11. 1. 2018

St. Nicolas Cathedral in Lesser Town

chrám sv. Mikuláše091003St. Nicolas Cathedral  with the attached group of buildings is the dominating point of the whole Lesser Town Square. The cathedral belongs to our and European most beautiful Baroque constructions whose principle are the intersecting ellipsoids. » More »

11. 1. 2018

The Lesser Town Square

Petrin-Strahovska-zahrada120211_20mala_panorama1The Lesser Town Square – home of the significant characters and the observation point of the STB (State Security Service) The Lesser Town Square experienced several historical periods during its existence. Many significant people were walking in it who more or less helped develop the local culture or intelligence. Now we will learn more about some not very familiar facts. » More »

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