Tag: "Significant buildings"

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11. 4. 2017

Schwarzenberg Palace – The Pearl of the Renaissance architecture

In Hradčanské Square you will find the pearl among the Renaissance houses of Prague. However, to classify it as a house is not exact because it is a really impressive palace. Would you like to know which palace we are mentioning? Schwarzenberg Palace, the residence of the National Gallery in Prague.

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Prague 1 - Karolinum

11. 4. 2017

Charles University Carolinum (Karlova Universita Karolinum)

Karolinum is the centre of  the Charles University in Prague which was founded by the emperor Charles IV in 1348 being the first university in the central Europe. The university was not only the centre of the intelligence but also religious and political life was concentrated in it for generations, not exclusively Czech. » 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 »

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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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10. 4. 2017

NERUDOVA STREET – picturesque street is the main road linking the Malá Strana and Hradčany

This steep, picturesque street is the main road linking the Malá Strana and Hradčany. It was once part of the Royal Way, the route sovereigns would follow up to Prague Castle on the day of their coronation. The street has a distinctly baroque appearance, but many of the houses date back to medieval times. » More »

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9. 4. 2017

The House at the Stone Bell

The House at the Stone Bell on the south side of the square is perhaps the most attractive building on the Old Town Square. It was probably the property of Queen Eliška Přemyslovna, the wife of King John of Luxemburg and was originally a Romanesque structure, proof of which are the 12th-century walls in the cellars. » More »

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