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18. 1. 2018

Charles University Faculty of Law

Pha1 - Právnická fakulta031Visitors 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 »

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16. 1. 2018

Historical and contemporary curiosities of Sova´Mills

Curiosities related to the name of the mill .Just like the other noted landmarks even this mill had changed its name frequently. It was happening due to frequent changes of its owners who were coming and leaving again. So we learn from the historical sources that the mill was called Sovovský at the end of the 15th century, then it was renamed Severínovký, further Kosořský. Later it returned to the original name Sovovský and from 1850 it was noted as Odkolkovký Mill. » More »

11. 1. 2018

The Lesser Town Square

Petrin-Strahovska-zahrada120211_20mala_panorama1The 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. 1. 2018

Let´s go together to the Lesser Town Square

Petrin-Strahovska-zahrada120211_20mala_panorama1Now 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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8. 1. 2018

Sovovy mlyny – Let´s visit the oldest mills of Prague

Our today´s learning about interesting landmarks of the city of Prague will take us to Prague islands of the Old Town. For our next excursion we have chosen the noted Sovovy mlýny (Sova´s Mills), a very popular tourist attraction and frequently visited place. Let´s visit the very first Prague mill right now. » More »

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 »

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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 »

Dům odborových svazů (House of Trade Unions)

17. 4. 2017

House of Trade Unions in Prague

Dům odborových svazů (House of Trade Unions), the former Všeobecný penzijní ústav (General Pensions Institute), is one of the view points of náměstí Winstona Churchilla (Winston Churchill Square) of the Prague´s quarter Žižkov. Discover the place where in the past a noted Prague gasworks used to be. » More »

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