Prague Boats

18. 1. 2018

St. Agnes Convent

Praha 1 - Anežský klášter09008During our walk along the river Vltava through the street Na Františku which stretches directly accross the E. Beneš Embankment we will visit another of the very important landmarks. On the right the St. Agnes Convent(also Convent of st. Agnes of Bohemia) rises proudly. Let´s go towards the history of another gem of the Old Town. » More »

18. 1. 2018

Manes Bridge – significant landmark on the river Vltava

Praha 1 - Mánesův most007If you make for Prague down the river Vltava you will count several significant bridges. The ninth of them down the stream is Mánes Bridge(Czech: Mánesův most). So today we will learn about the connection between Jan Palach Square in the Old Town and Klárov(Prague district) in the Lesser Town. » More »

18. 1. 2018

Charles University Faculty of Law

Pha1 - Právnická fakulta031Visitors of Prague who set off for the Old Town from the Čechův Bridge often stop in front of the Faculty of Law in the Náměstí Curieových square and look at it interestedly. » More »

18. 1. 2018

Mánes Bridge – Curiosities

There used to be so-called Iron or Rudolph´s footbridge where we nowadays transfer Mánes Bridge. The footbridge was constructed between 1868 – 69 and it was the work of Akciové družstvo (Stock Association). The footbridge was raising under the patronage of engineer Schön and also architect Wesselý. » More »

17. 1. 2018

St. Castullus Church (kostel sv. Haštala) – Retracing the grave of St. Agnes of Bohemia and other curiosities

Praha 1 - kostel sv. Haštala09010There are many mysterious and interesting phenomenons related to the Church of St. Castullus. One of the most significant secrets is the possible grave of the Czech woman saint –Saint Agnes of Bohemia (Czech: Svatá Anežka Česká), or Agnes of Prague (1211 – March 6, 1282) » More »

17. 1. 2018

St. Castullus Church (kostel sv. Haštala)

Praha 1 - kostel sv. Haštala09004Our today´s walk towards significant monuments of Prague will take us to the Old Town again. If we go in the north direction from Dlouhá road or through the west side from Revoluční road we will get to so-called Haštalská čtvrť (Castullus Quarter/ Prague district). The name is however not quite official because it was derived from the parish settlement of St. Castullus Church(kostel sv. Haštala). Let´s not hesitate, the Gothic church is already waiting for us. » More »

17. 1. 2018

Franz Kafka

Franz_Kafka_1910Franz Kafka ranks without doubt among the most significant personalities of our history, inseparably related to Judaism. This recognized Prague writer is one of the most influential and most respected writers of the 20th century. Let´s discover more about the history of a man who had markedly influenced many world´ s authors. » More »

17. 1. 2018

Jewish Ceremonial Hall – building of Prague Burial Society

Praha_dům pohřebního bratrstvaA poetic Romanesque manor or a castle-like building in the Jewish town? This is not an optical illusion but it is a house of the former Ceremonial Hall and Mortuary situated at the Old Jewish Cemetery. » More »