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17. 4. 2017

Žižkov Television Tower

Žižkov Television Tower is the Prague´s highest building in general. The televison tower creates unique panorama of Prague and has become essential part of the cosmopolis. » 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 »

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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 »

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11. 4. 2017

The Old Town Bridge Tower – basic information

The second guardian of the Prague Charles Bridge, besides the Lesser Town Bridge Tower, is also the Old Town Bridge Tower on the opposite river side of the river Vltava. Let´s explore a monument which is by right considered one of the most beautiful Gothic monuments of Europe. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

The Lesser Town Bridge Tower

The Malá Strana Bridge Towers mark the end of Charles Bridge on the Malá Strana side. These two towers, unlike the tower on the Old Town side, were never decorated. The smaller of the two has survived from the days of the Judith Bridge, when it was part of the defence system. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

The Old Town Bridge Tower is regarded as one of the most attractive medieval towers in the city

The Old Town Bridge Tower is regarded as one of the most attractive medieval towers in the city. On one side it borders on Křížovnické Square and forms the gateway to Charles Bridge. The tower was begun during the reign of Charles IV, » More »

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7. 4. 2017

The Old Town Hall was founded in 1338

The Old Town Hall (Staroměstská radnice) was founded in 1338. It is comprised of 5 individual houses which were gradually joined together into one building.The dominating feature of the Old Town Hall is its 69.5m high tower dating from the late 14th century, with an ornate oriel window, part of the chapel, on the eastern side. » More »

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6. 4. 2017

The Powder Tower is the gateway to the Old Town

The Powder Tower is the gateway to the Old Town. It replaced a Přemyslid dynasty era gate in 1475 and was built in the Gothic style by Matěj Rejsek as a gift from the Old Town to King Vladislav Jagiellon. » More »

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30. 3. 2017

The Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn with its 80m high twin towers and Tycho Brahe

ikona_disabled22The Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn with its 80m high twin towers, of which the southernmost is noticeable thicker than the other, competes with the tower of the Old Town Hall across the square. » More »

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11. 3. 2017

The Powder Gate – storage of gun powder

If you were looking for the most important Prague´s gate you would find yourself in front of the monument we want to present you in this article. Not only the coronation parades of the Bohemian kings used to pass through the gate because it was the beginning of the Coronation – Royal Route towards the Prague Castle but one of the main East-Bohemian roads was passing through it which led for instance from Kutná Hora.

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