Tag: "Churches and cloisters"

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11. 4. 2017

Church of St. Mary of the Snow

Pha1 - Kostel panny Marie sněžné0610During our seightseeing tours and visits of the Prague´s sacred monuments we will enter the church located close to the Wenceslas Square(Czech: Václavské náměstí). It is the church of Virgin Mary of the Snow(Czech: Kostel Panny Marie Sněžné)) founded by the emperor Charles IV. in person. Let´s visit one of the highest sacred buildings – the coronation church and monasterial sanctuary of the Carmelites which hides inside one of the most monumental altar architectures in Prague. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

The Church of St Nicholas dominates Lesser Town Square (Malostranské náměstí)

The Church of St Nicholas dominates Malostranské Square. The church is one of the most exquisite baroque buildings anywhere in Europe and is built on the grand principle of interlocking ellipsoids. » More »

11. 4. 2017

St. Stephen´s Church

Today we will explore the gorgeous Neo-Gothic St. Stephen´s Church. The church where Matyáš Bernard Braun, the most significant sculptor of the Czech Baroque period is buried is located in the New Town of Prague. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

Loreta

A Marian pilgrimage place with a copy of the Italian Santa Casa (G. Orsi, 1626 – 1627) including also the baroque Church of the Nativity of Our Lord (K. I. Dienzenhofer, 1734 – 1735). » More »

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10. 4. 2017

THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY VICTORIOUS – the Infant Jesus of Prague (il Bambino di Praga)

Church of the Virgin Mary the Victorious was built on a site were originally the Church of the Holy Trinity stood, the oldest baroque place of worship in Prague which was finished in 1613 by Giovanni Mario Filippi for German Lutherans. In 1624 the church was handed over to the Carmelites who turned it around » 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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7. 4. 2017

The Church of St Nicholas was originally a Gothic building

The Church of St Nicholas was originally a Gothic building and served as the parish church of the Old Town before the Týn Church was built. Following the Battle of the White Mountain in 1620, and during the Counter-Reformation in the Czech lands,the church was taken over by Benedictine monks. In 1732 – 1735 it was then rebuilt in the baroque style by Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer. » More »

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6. 4. 2017

The Church of St. Jacob was originally part of a Minorite Monastery and dates from the 13th century.

The Church of st. James was originally part of a Minorite Monastery and dates from the 13th century. In 1311 a feast to mark the coronation of King John of Luxemburg and Eliška Přemyslovna was held here. » More »

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30. 3. 2017

The Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn with its 80m high twin towers and Tycho Brahe

ikona_disabled22The Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn with its 80m high twin towers, of which the southernmost is noticeable thicker than the other, competes with the tower of the Old Town Hall across the square. » 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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