"Prague Monuments" Archive:

10. 2. 2016

Vojanovy Gardens in Prague

Vojanovy sady (eng: Vojanovy Gardens) rank due its size of 2,5 hectars among the smallest and at the same time nicest and oldest Prague´s gardens. They are located in the very centre of the historical Prague. The gardens are surrounded by a high build-up area of houses and walls which protect them from the city noice and create a completely intimate ambient. The first impression a visitor gets is total silence and peace. Should the visitor have an a priori feeling that it is necessary to see free nature or have an attractive view this impression will pass soon. He/she feels will namely feel perfectly alone in these gardens. » More »

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8. 2. 2016

Štefánik´s Observatory in Petrin Hill

Štefánik´s Observatory situated at Petřín in Prague is opened to the public for day and night sky observations and explains the knowledge of astronomy to its visitors. » More »

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6. 2. 2016

The unrecognized Old Town Hall

What actually is there behind the Old Town Hall walls? That is a frequent question that will come to you during your walk through Old Town Square (czech: Staroměstské náměstí). We will help you solve this puzzle today and believe that you will be pleasantly surprised. » More »

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24. 1. 2016

Vrtbovská Garden in Prague

Our next stop on our excursion to the gardens of the Prague Petřín will concern one of the most beautiful and visited gardens of Petřín Hill. Vrtbovská Garden is one of the four Baroque gardens completing the beauty of Petřín. Let´s visit the garden which is said to be the most beautiful garden of its kind in the north direction from the Alps. » More »

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8. 9. 2015

Kinský Garden in Petrin Hill

You can find plenty of places suitable for pleasant walks underneath Petřín Hill. Kinský Garden offers not just beautiful nature but especially many buildings and objects which make the garden just perfect. The zig-zag paths will take you to the sandstone rocks, pools, waterfalls, shifting staircase, Orthodox church, playground and other beauties of nature. » More »

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8. 9. 2015

Kinský Summer Palace – pearl of the Kinský Garden

Kinský Summer Palace. Former summer residence of a princely dynasty located in the beautiful Kinský Garden underneath Petřín in Prague. Ancient elements provide the construction with touch of nobleness and representativity. Musaion is nowadays visited especially due to the ethnic expositions of the National Museum. The emphasis on folk customs and traditions is replenished also with folk concerts in the museum. » More »

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30. 8. 2015

The Rose Garden in Petrin Hill

The Rose Garden is one of the most visited places of Petřín. It is a unique place with twelve thousands of roses of all species, shapes and colours. It ranks among the most suitable places for relaxation. » More »

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27. 8. 2015

The Old Town Astronomical Clock – calendar board

Underneath the astronomical dial of Staroměstský orloj a gorgeous, historically very precious calendar is to be found. Besides the signs of the Zodiac the calendar determines the individual days and months but also the significant church holidays. The calendar contains allegories with pastoral theme. We will explain now how the whole calendar works. » More »

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23. 8. 2015

Strahov Stadium in Petrin Hill

Strahov Stadium (Czech: Strahovský stadion) ranks among the world´s largest stadiums. We will learn about the  history of this place which is currently popular with the sports and music fans. » More »

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20. 8. 2015

Old Town Astronomical Clock – the astronomical dial

Understanding all the functions of the Old Town Astronomical Clock(czech: Orloj) is very difficult. With help of its numerous components, indicators and symbols it is not just possible to determine the time but, for instance, also the current Zodiacal sign, positions of the Sun or Moon and many more facts. To help you understand the Old Town astronomical Clock better we will teach you to recognize some of its functions. » More »