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11. 4. 2017

Church of St. Mary of the Snow

During 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 »

Nový obrázek

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

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

Today 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 »

11. 4. 2017

Charles University Faculty of Law

Visitors 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 »

11. 4. 2017

Novotného footbridge and Bedřich Smetana Museum

Bedřich Smetana Museum belongs to the museums which are incorporated under the National Museum in Prague. However do not look for it in the National Museum. It is located in the building of the previous Old Town Water Town on the right embankment of the river. We will proceed towards the Charles Bridge onto the Novotného footbridge where the museum has resided since May 12th, 1936. You have the opportunity to look at the Smetana Memorial right in front of the building so let´s find out more about the important Czech artist. » 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

The High Synagogue was originally linked to the Town Hall

The High Synagogue, which can be found directly opposite the Old-New Synagogue, was built at the same time as the Jewish Town Hall next door by Mordechai Maisel in the second half of the 16th century. The Italian architect Pankrác Roder designed the building. » 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 »

11. 4. 2017

The Lesser Town Square

The Lesser Town Square – home of the significant characters and the observation point of the STB (State Security Service) The Lesser Town Square experienced several historical periods during its existence. Many significant people were walking in it who more or less helped develop the local culture or intelligence. Now we will learn more about some not very familiar facts. » More »

11. 4. 2017

Let´s go together to the Lesser Town Square

Now we would like to tell you in detail what the whole square looks like and why it is so much sought after and popular with tourists. The square is full of picturesque and mainly cosy restaurants where you can taste traditional Czech food. On the circuit of the square there are also a few small shops with souvenirs and refreshments. The Lesser Town Square is comprised of two main parts. The upper one is located in the west part and the lower part in the east side. The two little squares are separated from each other by a monumental Baroque St. Nicholas church. The imaginary division is further formed by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University, formerly known as the Jesuit Prefession House. » More »

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