2017 Prague Candy Festival


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PHA-Obecni dum

28. 7. 2016

THE MUNICIPAL HOUSE – It was here that an independent Czechoslovak Republic was declared

ikona_disabled22The Municipal House situated next to the Powder Tower was built by the City of Prague in 1906-12 and designed by architects Balšánek and Polívka. » More »

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28. 7. 2016

The Church of St Nicholas was originally a Gothic building

The Church of St Nicholas was originally a Gothic building and served as the parish church of the Old Town before the Týn Church was built. Following the Battle of the White Mountain in 1620, and during the Counter-Reformation in the Czech lands,the church was taken over by Benedictine monks. In 1732 – 1735 it was then rebuilt in the baroque style by Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer. » More »

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28. 7. 2016

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 »

Czech king - Jiří z Poděbrad (George of Poděbrad)

26. 7. 2016

List of the crowned kings of Bohemia

It has been a long time since the first royal coronation was held in 1086 and many sovereigns had been sitting on the royal throne. Some of them more and some of them less influenced the history of our country. Now we would like to introduce the crowned heads on the Czech throne to you. » More »

St. Wenceslas Crown

25. 7. 2016

Secret of St. Wenceslas Crown – Czech kings

St. Wenceslas Crown is the most significant part of the Crown Jewels. It ranks among the most remarkable symbols of our Land and it is surrounded by many mysteries. St. Wenceslas Crown is together with the Crown Jewels kept in the Crown Chamber of  St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle. The set also contains a case for the Royal Crown, the Sceptre and the Apple and also St. Wenceslas Sword. Now we will learn more about the Jewels but especially about the Royal Crown. » More »

korunovacni klenoty

24. 7. 2016

Czech Crown Jewels

What do we understand under the term „Crown Jewels“? They are actually objects that used to serve for the ceremonious coronation of the Kings of Bohemia. They are composed of the Crown of St. Wenceslas, Royal Sceptre, Royal Apple, Coronation Cloak. The jewels are completed by caskets and a cushion under the royal crown. The Coronation Jewels were proclaimed the national cultural relic in 1962. Due to this article you will learn a lot of interesting facts about our land treasures, for instance where you can see them. » More »

King Wenceslas II. at  the feast

14. 7. 2016

The coronation feast – the entire part of the coronation – Prague Castle

Just like any other festive acts also the coronation was accompanied by a festive feast. Let´s discover what was actually going on after the new monarch had left the St. Vitus Cathedral. » More »

Cisar a kral ferdinand V

13. 7. 2016

The first and the last Royal Coronation – Prague Castle

The first royal coronation in history was the coronation of Vratislaus II as the King of Bohemia and the last coronation was the coronation of Ferdinand V, noted in the Czech history as Ferdinand I the Good. » More »

Charles IV. (Karel IV.)

11. 7. 2016

Coronation of the most famous Czech King – Charles IV.

The first royal crown which later became the crown of the Roman kings Charles IV. acquired in 1346. It was originally meant to serve for his private purposes only and he let it later remake for the state purposes. In August of 1346, on the day of his father´s John of Luxembourg´s death, he became the king of Bohemia. » More »

Coronation procession - Křížovnické square

10. 7. 2016

Coronation processions – Czech kings

Coronation and procession participants
High-ranking clerical dignitaries, leading provincial aristocrats and noted nobelmen from abroad
were also invited to participate in the coronation. All the guests were present during the festive coronation procession. The organization of the people in the ceremonious procession has at all times been the responsibility of the highest courtyard marshal. The emphasis has always been placed on the status and belonging to a certain social class. For instance, the higher provincial officers or representatives of the towns always had to walk prior to the knights who had to be placed prior to the representatives of the lordly class. » More »

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