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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 »

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 »

6. 10. 2010

Prague Castle – Riding School

Our next stop in the Prague Castle area will be related to one of the most important buildings. This time our destination will be Prague Castle Riding School. So, let’s follow the clatters of the horses’ hoofs and have a look at another significant historical building. » More »

15. 9. 2010

Prague Castle – Entrance Gate and the First Courtyard

Let’s start our tour of Prague Castle beauties at the Hradčanské square which spreads directly above the main face of the Castle. Not only can we enter the First Courtyard from here but we can also, apart from splendid historical buildings, enjoy the magnificent and unforgettable view of the whole city from the castle walkway in the south. Let’s set out together across the square which has seen several important events, towards the main entrance gate of the Prague Castle. » More »

14. 9. 2010

Prague Castle – The Second Courtyard (Pražský hrad – Druhé nádvoří)

The Second Courtyard at the Prague Castle – Have a Peek in Windows of the Largest State Rooms in the Castle.  Welcome to the Second Courtyard in the Prague Castle. You can reach this tour point from two directions. First, you can go through the Matthias Gate leading from Hradčanské square. Or second, you can enter through the Imperial Stables accessible from the Royal Garden and the Upper Stag Moat. We are at a courtyard which was established as an area in front of the castle in the late 16th century. Well, let’s walk on. » More »

13. 9. 2010

St. Vitus Cathedral (Chrám sv. Víta)

St. Vitus Cathedral – the Depository of Bohemian Coronation Jewels. Who would not know one of the largest and also most significant Prague cathedrals. Are you still in the dark which jewel of Czech sacred buildings we are talking about? The guide to the Prague Castle is here for you. » More »

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25. 8. 2010

Strahov dormitory – accomodation for the students of the Czech Technical Faculty in Prague (ČVUT)

In Prague, there are many accomodation facilities for university students. We will focus on the dormitory now which is located close to the Petřín walking track. Strahov dormitory is one of the most popular alternatives where to stay during university studies. Also it is a facility which has been through numerous changes during its existence and we will learn about them now. » More »

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7. 5. 2010

18.Church of the Virgin Mary and Saint Charlemagne – Police Museum (kostel panny Marie a svatého Karla velikého – muzeum Policie)

At mount Charles – Mons Sancti Caroli – The highest point of the New Town of Prague, Charles IV. built a church in honor of St. Charlemagne(meaning Charles the Great; 2 April 742 – 28 January 814) and a monastery for the canons regular of St. Augustine. » More »

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