2017 Prague Candy Festival

Tag: "Monuments Prague 2"

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

10. 6. 2011

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 St. Ignatius

9. 6. 2011

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 »

Prague 2 - Charles Square

8. 6. 2011

Charles Square and its history II

Karlovo náměstí (former New Town Square or Cattle Market) is an oasis of peace in the centre of Prague. This square will dazzle not just due to its green space and park but also due to the buildings surrounding the square. Let´s explore the most familiar ones » More »

Prague 2 - Charles Square

7. 6. 2011

Charles Square and its history I

Karlovo náměstí (former Cattle Market) is one of the largest European squares. It was founded by Charles IV, the Emperor and King of Bohemia. Let´s explore the history of the square and its attractions. » More »

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

6. 1. 2011

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 »

22. 11. 2010

Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Charles the Great and the Czech Police Museum

Our further excursion in the tracks of the significant sacred monuments of Prague will take us to Karlov today where there has been a proud gorgeous Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Charles the Great for centuries. Let´s discover the beauty of the splendid Baroque premises with the beautiful Broque church and the Czech Police Museum which is very popular with the tourists. » More »

14. 11. 2010

St. Apollinaire Church

St. Apollinaire Church (kostel sv. Apolináře) belongs to the significant monuments of Prague 2. This unique landmark is popular with tourists not just because of its architectonic curiosities but it is mainly a place where the public maternity clinic was opened in 1789. The church is also located close to the University Campus at Albertov of Prague. » More »

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12. 11. 2010

Municipal maternity clinic of St. Apollinaire

In this article we will together visit the most familiar maternity clinic of Prague which was at the time of its founding considered the greatest maternity clinic of Europe. The building of red fair-face bricks is a unique and perfectly constructed building. Let´s go together reveal its secret. » More »

Praha 2 - vysehrad01

16. 5. 2010

The terrible history of Vysehrad

VySehrad is a place full of secrets. Still, it raises many questions for us. Be informed, when in fact the castle was built. Its past, shrouded by veils of mystery, offers writers and ordinary people several important myths and legends. From Jirasek’s work are known the legends about Princess Libuse, who ruled the Czech lands from Vysehrad, and later married Přemysl the Ploughman, the father all the Premysl family. » More »

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7. 5. 2010

18.Church of the Virgin Mary and Saint Charlemagne – Police Museum (kostel panny Marie a svatého Karla velikého – muzeum Policie)

At mount Charles – Mons Sancti Caroli – The highest point of the New Town of Prague, Charles IV. built a church in honor of St. Charlemagne(meaning Charles the Great; 2 April 742 – 28 January 814) and a monastery for the canons regular of St. Augustine. » More »

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