Charles University Carolinum (Karlova Universita Karolinum)

Prague 1 - Karolinum

Karolinum is the centre of  the Charles University in Prague which was founded by the emperor Charles IV in 1348 being the first university in the central Europe. The university was not only the centre of the intelligence but also religious and political life was concentrated in it for generations, not exclusively Czech.

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History of the University: Prague 1 - Karolinum
Students from all over Europe – from England, France and mainly from Germany – were coming to the newly established university. The university was teaching so-called General Studies (studium generale) meaning that the masters and graduates of the contemporary four faculties (juristic, medical, theological and philosophical) were allowed to operate in all countries acknowledged by the Roman-Catholic Church.

Prague 1 - Karolinum Karolinum came into existence in 1383 due to the reconstruction of an opulent house of the mint master Rotlev of Kutná Hora. However, from the original building of Karolinum only the richly decorated Gothic bow window, the original part of the university chaple, Gothic cross vault in the corridor and a few other segments had been preserved. The exterior of the building has Baroque features with well-preserved and partly uncovered Gothic elements. There is a spacious 17th century hall inside the building penetrating the first and second storeys of the construction. Karolinum is also the former working place of the university professor and reformer Master Jan Hus and after his death the university became the centre of the religious reformatory movement . At the beginning of the 17th century after the battle of White Mountain (Bílá hora)  the Jesuits gained the building and removed everything that commemorated the Hussite era from it.

All about Monuments Prague 1 Distict – historical cener  read here

The contemporary building hasd been modified by the architect Jaroslav Frágner and it is the oldest, still fully used university building of Europe.

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Adress
Ovocný trh 3
110 00 Praha 1 – Staré Město (Prague  – Old Town)
Phone: +420 224 491 250 – 2
Fax: +420 224 491 309
E-mail: tiskovy.mluvci@cuni.cz
Web: http://www.cuni.cz

Opening hours: accorrding to the current events

Accessibility for wheel-chair users:
- barrier-free access from Ovocný trh
- barrier-free ramps
- barrier-free toilets
- hearing device for hearing-impaired people
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Charles University Carolinum (Karlova Universita Karolinum) 50.086567, 14.423490 Charles University Carolinum (Karlova Universita Karolinum) Karolinum is the centre of  the Charles University in Prague which was founded by the emperor Charles IV in 1348 being the first university in the central Europe. The university was not only the centre of the intelligence but also religious and political life was concentrated in it for generations, not exclusively Czech.

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