Tag: "Church monuments"

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17. 4. 2017

Church of the most Sacred Heart of Our Lord – description of the landmark

Again, we will visit Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad (Jiří z Poděbrad´s Square) where one of the main view points,  Kostel Nejsvětějšího Srdce Páně (the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord), is waiting for us. The church is a work of a noted architect Josip Plečnik who was also in charge of the reconstruction of Pražský hrad (Prague Castle). » More »

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17. 4. 2017

Church of St. Roch

Our today´s sightseeing concerns one of the sacral monuments in Žižkov. It is the Church of St. Roch(czech: kostel sv. Rocha) located close to Olšanské náměstí in Olšany Cemeteries. Let´s learn more about  the oldest Žižkov church. » More »

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17. 4. 2017

Church of St. Prokop

Our next target on our way through Prague 3 will be one of the remarkable sacral monuments of the Prague quarter Žižkov. Let´s transfer to Sladkovského náměstí (Sladkovský Square) where we will discover the church of St. Prokop(czech: Kostel sv. Prokopa) » More »

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17. 4. 2017

Olšany Cemeteries – the final resting place of noted persons

In the neighbourhood of Olšanské náměstí (Olšany Square) the largest necropolis of Prague is to be found.  The founding of Olšany Cemeteries was not quite ideal but its function started to develop through the time and due to many sights the cemeteries have became one of the most visited places to walks. » More »

The Church of St. Ignatius

12. 4. 2017

Jesuit Church of St. Ignatius in Charles Square (kostel sv. Ignáce)

The Church of St. Ignatius with the original New Town Jesuit College is ranked among one of the early Baroque buildings of Prague and is considered the third greatest Jesuit complex in Europe. The architect Carlo Lurago had chosen the main Roman Jesuit temple Il Gesù to be his model of the construction. » More »

Church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method

12. 4. 2017

Church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method and the assassination of Heydrich

The original church dedicated to St. Karel Boromejský was not dedicated to its current patrons Sts. Cyrillus and  Method until 1935 after it had been modified  for the needs of the Czechoslovakian Orthodox Church. » More »

The church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method and Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich terror

11. 4. 2017

Events in the crypt of the church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method

The church of St. Cyrillus and Method was the witness of the last days of the heroic Czechoslovakian paratroopers. After the successfully performed assassination of the hated Deputy Reich-Protector Reinhard Heydrich the paratroopers hid in the crypt and were waiting for the situation to calm down or rather for a miracle. Unfortunatelly, no such miracle had come true and the paratroopers had been detected. Let´s tell now how it was. » More »

The church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method and Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich terror

11. 4. 2017

National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror – We will not surrender. Never. We are Czech.

Those were the last words of the paratroopers which could be heard from the crypt of the Czech Orthodox Church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method where 7 Czechoslovakian paratroopers of the western army were defending against 700 German soldiers on June 18th, 1942. There is a museum in place of the crypt nowadays – the National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

The Bethlehem Chapel – basic information

The Bethlehem Chape (czech: Betlémská kaple) l is a symbol of reinforcement of the national awareness. It became the domestic scene of Master Jan Hus, one of the most significant reformers of all times. The Bethlehem Chapel which raised again after its demolition like the mythological Phoenix from the ashes, is nowadays used for graduations and matriculations of the university students. » More »

11. 4. 2017

St. Thomas Church in the Lesser Town

Today we will visit Letenská street close to the Lesser Town Square where we can find the beautiful eight hundred years old church of St. Thomas. There are not just artificial treasures but also relics of significant people hidden inside of the church. » More »

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