PRAGUE CITY LINE Archive:

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6. 10. 2009

Prague Castle – Daliborka Tower – a Legendary Prison

Have you noticed on your tour through the Castle a cylindrical tower? Would you like to know something about it? Excellent, you have come to the right place. It is a gun tower which forms a part of the Prague Castle fortification in the east. Let’s have a look inside the building whose height reaches over twenty metres. » More »

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3. 10. 2009

Wax Museum Praha

Almost every capital in Europe has its own wax museum and Prague is no exeption. » More »

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24. 9. 2009

Folly „Hvězda“

As the meaning of the name „Hvězda“ (Star) implies, this folly holds visitors‘ interest by its star-shape. It is placed in a beutiful area of park „Hvězda“. » More »

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22. 8. 2009

The Legacy of Josef Hlávka

The year 2008 is the 100th anniversary of the death of Josef Hlávka (1831-1908), the most important patron of Czech science and culture. The exhibition, designed to commemorate this anniversary in the exhibition premises of St George’s Convent at Prague Castle » More »

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19. 8. 2009

THE ŠTERNBERK PALACE – Since 1949 the palace has housed the National Gallery’s exhibition of Old European Art.

The Šternberk Palace, accessed through a passageway in the lefthand gate of the Archibishop’s Palace, is a baroque work by Giovanni Santini and Domenico Martinelli (among others) dating from 1698 – 1707. » More »

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18. 8. 2009

Hradčanské Square forms a kind of forecourt to Prague Castle

Hradčanské Square forms a kind of forecourt to Prague Castle. Its current appearance dates back to the mid 18th century, a time when grand Renaissance and baroque palaces were being constructed here. The dominant architectural style of the square is baroque. » More »

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17. 8. 2009

Historically, Hradčany was the third of Prague’s independent town

Historically, Hradčany was the third of Prague’s independent town. It grew up around the castle (roughly today’s Hradčanské Square), an area inhabited since the 10th century. It was officially founded around 1320 and governed directly by the burgrave of Prague Castle. » More »

15. 8. 2009

THE THUN-HOHENSTEIN PALACE

Now the Italian Embassy, this palace was built in 1721-26 by Giovanni Santini, originally for the Kolowrat family. Matyáš Bernard Braun placed two gigantic eagles beside the entrance, symbols of the Kolowrat family. » More »

14. 8. 2009

The Morzinsky Palace

This baroque palace on the lefthand side of Nerudova Street replaced four old houses and was given its current appearance by Giovanni Santini in 1713-14. The façade was decorated by Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff with statues of Moors, » More »

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11. 8. 2009

THE TRINITY COLUMN – Malostranské square

At the top of Malostranské Square, infront of the Church of St Nicholas, a monument was built in 1715 to commemorate the terrible plague which hit Prague in 1713-14. » More »

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