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14. 11. 2010

St. Apollinaire Church

St. Apollinaire Church (kostel sv. Apolináře) belongs to the significant monuments of Prague 2. This unique landmark is popular with tourists not just because of its architectonic curiosities but it is mainly a place where the public maternity clinic was opened in 1789. The church is also located close to the University Campus at Albertov of Prague. » More »

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12. 11. 2010

Municipal maternity clinic of St. Apollinaire

In this article we will together visit the most familiar maternity clinic of Prague which was at the time of its founding considered the greatest maternity clinic of Europe. The building of red fair-face bricks is a unique and perfectly constructed building. Let´s go together reveal its secret. » More »

3. 11. 2010

Prague Castle Picture Gallery

In order to learn something more about significant Czech historical heritage we will visit now the Picture Gallery, located in the Prague Castle. Behind its walls are hidden treasures, which are part of the famous collections of Emperor Rudolf II. It is almost unbelievable that some pieces were found again, and returned back to Prague Castle.

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1. 11. 2010

Prague Castle – Old Royal Palace

Today’s tour will include visits to the Palace of the Czech kings. You will visit not only places where lived some of the most significant giants of our country, but you will have a chance to visit places where the coronation ceremonies and important negotiations took place.

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31. 10. 2010

Prague Castle – The supreme Burgrave’s house

A building called the old Burgrave’s house you can see when you reach Jirska Street. You will be captivated by four coats-of- arms(heraldry) of the supreme burgraves that are located above the entrance gateway. They originate from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These are coats-of-arms of Adam of Wallenstein, Jaroslav Borita of Martinic, John Joseph of Vrtba and Karl Egon of Furstenberg. So, let’s go on.

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22. 10. 2010

Powder Tower(Mihulka) – the most powerful cannon tower of the castle fortifications

Another tower, which was together with Daliborka a part of the fortifications of the castle complex, is called Mihulka. It is a cylindrical stone tower that looks out on the northern part of the Prague Castle. The tower’s view to the north reveals below us the steep escarpment of the Deer Moat. Let’s step up together to the core of the most powerful cannon tower of the Castle fortification. » More »

20. 10. 2010

The Holy Trinity Column

If you find yourself walking as far as the Lesser Town Square you should not overlook one of its sights. Today we will stop and learn about the Holy Trinity Column which raises close to St. Nicolas Church. Let´s explore the reasons of its origin and what this column reflects. » More »

18. 10. 2010

Prague Castle – Ball Game Hall – a garden building with a rich history

A large ball game hall is located in the Royal Garden of the Prague Castle. The building is situated on the south side, just above the slope of the Deer Moat, and it was built in 1567 – 69. The building exists thanks to the architects Boniface Wohlmuth and Ulrike Aostalli de Sala. Originally, a shooting- range was situated at these places. » More »

14. 10. 2010

Prague Castle – Royal Summer Palace

Royal Summer Palace(czech: královský letohrádek) – a landmark, garden with singing fountain.  While walking through the beautiful Royal Gardens we get to the landmark, located in the eastern part. Here is located a building that captivates every visitor with its magnificent construction elements. Let’s have a look at the area of the Queen Anne’s Summer Palace or if you want you can call it- Belvedere, and let’s look into the past and the interior of this magnificent building. » More »

7. 10. 2010

Prague Castle – The Golden Lane

The Golden Lane is not a place where you could find golden pavements, streets or street illumination. This name is born by a street situated nearby the Prague Castle. But what makes it so much different from the others? It is formed by small houses with beautiful colourful facades which were built into a sort of a mural arch between the New White and Daliborka Towers. We can find it between Hradčany ramparts and the old Supreme Burgrave’s House. The lane originated in the late 16th century. At that time castle gunmen and goldbeaters settled here. Let’s have a walk along the lane, formerly known under the name Goldsmiths’ Lane. » More »

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