Tag: "Monuments Prague 1"

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8. 1. 2018

Curiosities related to the Straka Academy

Pha1 - Strakova akademie033The operation of the academy was supported by the Straka foundation. The organization provided financial support of the academy from the Earl Straka´s sources. The academy was interesting not just because of this financial support enabling the impoverished or poor sons from noble families to get their education. » More »

7. 1. 2018

The Straka Academy – Czech Republic Goverment Office

Strakova_akademieDo you wonder about the name of the building you walk along on the left Vltava´s embankment in the Lesser Town? Do you want to know  who resides here or what makes the building so interesting? We are pleased to help you solve this problem and introduce the activities and history of the Prague Straka Academy to you. » More »

Praha Kampa

6. 1. 2018

Kampa Island is one of the most idyllic and tranquil places in the Czech capital

ikona_disabled22Kampa Island is one of the most idyllic and tranquil places in the Czech capital. The island is divided into two visibly distinct parts. The section nearest to Charles Bridge is formed by a small, cosy square; the second is a park, formed when several historical gardens were joined together. » More »


2. 1. 2018

The Clementinum – the largest Jesuit building in the Czech lands

The Clementinum, a former Jesuit college, is the second largest place of interest in Prague after Prague Castle, and the largest Jesuit building in the Czech lands. The Jesuits arrived in Prague in 1556 on the invitation of Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand I in order to strengthen the Counter-Reformation in the Czech lands. » More »

28. 12. 2017

Kampa Island – the origin of Prague Venice

Praha KampaToday we will learn about the origin of one of the most sought places which is located close to the Charles Bridge. It is the Kampa Island – a very  popular place for walks. The history of Prague Venice is very interesting so we will find out more about it now. » More »

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12. 4. 2017

The Malá Strana District was the second part of Prague to be established after the Old Town

The Malá Strana District was the second part of Prague to be established after the Old Town. It was created by King Přemysl Otakar II in 1257, mainly to beef up the defences surrounding the castle. The first inhabitants of the Malá Strana were settlers from northern Germany. » More »

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12. 4. 2017

Jindrisská Tower – the highest free-standing bell tower in Prague.

Our today´s article will take us to a place in the neighbourhood of Václavské náměstí (Wenceslas Square). The route will lead from Wenceslas Square along the famous Jindřišská Street towards Senovážné Square. Already from a distance we will spot the highest free-standing bell tower of Prague - Jindřišská Tower(czech: Jindřišská věž), the goal of our today´s wandering on the route of the Prague City Line Prague 1. » More »


12. 4. 2017

Mystery of Jindrisská Tower

The greatest unique and mainly tourist attraction of Jindřišská Tower is surely the carillon which has no equivalent in Europe. We could perhaps compare it to Japanese style carillon. This article will focus on the bells Jindřišská Tower is hiding inside. » 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 »

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12. 4. 2017

The Archbishop ś Palace (Arcibiskupský palác) in Prague

The Archbishop’s Palace also houses the precious archbishop’s carriage, one of only two in Europe to have survived. This building stands to the righthand side of the gates to Prague Castle. It is high baroque in style with a yellowy Rococo façade decorated by Jan Josef Wirch in 1760, the same man who had rebuilt the palace in 1722 – 25. In the centre of the façade visitors will notice the large archbishop’s coat of arms. » More »

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