Tag: "Church monuments"

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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

Rotunda of the Holy Cross – centre of the unique urbanistic cross of the old Prague

Pha1 - rotunda sv. kříže04Today our way will lead back to the Old Town again. Walking through the old buildings around the corner of the streets Konviktská and Karoliny Světlé we will find the hidden Prague´s oldest Romanic rotunda. Let´s take a look over the walls of the Rotunda of the Holy Cross. » More »

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10. 4. 2017

Infant Jesus of Prague – basic information

The Church of Our Lady Victorious hides a historically valuable object that we can call the most famous Czech statue of Infant Jesus of Prague. The Infant Jesus of Prague represents Jesus Christ as a child. Come and see the beautiful statue that used to be and still the symbol of faith and hope for many. » More »

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10. 4. 2017

Vysoká synagoga (High Synagogue) in Prague

Vysoká synagoga – a private preaching place of the Jewish councilors. The Synagogue, which dominates Červená ulice (Red Street) was built together with Židovská radnice (Jewish Town Hall) in 1577. The construction was, just like the other monuments of the Jewish Community, financed by the rich communal leader Mordechai Maisel. The buidling standing directly opposite the Staronová synagoga (Old New Synagogue) served as a private preaching place of the Jewish councilors. » More »

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10. 4. 2017

Church of Our Lady of Victory – basic information

Kostel Panny Marie Vítězné (eng. Church of Our Lady of Victory or Church of the Virgin Mary the Victorious) in the Lesser Town can appeal to some of you as quite a common sacred construction. However,the opposite is true. It is an exceptional significant architectural monument protecting the worldwide adored statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague behind its walls. » More »

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9. 4. 2017

Klausen Synagogue in Prague

On our tour of Jewish sights in Prague we cannot leave out a very important building which is situated in close proximity of the Old Jewish Cemetery  and thus forms a part of the Jewish Town. We are speaking of the Klausen Synagogue (czech Klausová synagoga) which is one of the six historical premises of the Jewish Museum in Prague. » More »

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8. 4. 2017

Church of St. Nicholas – basic information

The facade of the Church of St. Nicholas is one of the landmarks of the Old Town Square in Prague. The history of the Baroque church is very rich and we want to introduce it to you now. We will also take you inside where you can admire the original decorations. At present, the church is popular not just because of the services but also due to regular musical concerts. » More »

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30. 3. 2017

Church of Our Lady before Týn – history and description

In the neighbourhood of the Old Town Hall there is a munument rising high which creates an inseparable panormama of Prague. It is the Church of Our Lady before Týn which is also incorrectly referred to as Týnský chrám (Týn Church). The church has an intersting history and beautiful interior decoration. » More »

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14. 3. 2017

St. James Church and the Minorite Monastery – a place of many legends

The church and the monastery belong to the oldest Gothic monuments of Prague. They hide in its walls the unique crypt and tomb stone of the lords of Mitrovice which are considered one of the most beautiful in Bohemia. The church stretches between the Old Town Square and the Republic Square in Prague. » More »

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26. 3. 2016

Strahov Monastery in Prague – description

Our today´s target will be the Strahov Monastery which is to be found in the neighbourhood of the Prague Castle. Here beautiful architectural elements combine with historical treasures represented by precious paintings and books. Let´s visit the oldest Premonstratensian Monastery in Bohemia. » More »

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