"Prague Monuments" Archive:

Church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method

12. 4. 2017

Church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method and the assassination of Heydrich

The original church dedicated to St. Karel Boromejský was not dedicated to its current patrons Sts. Cyrillus and  Method until 1935 after it had been modified  for the needs of the Czechoslovakian Orthodox Church. » More »

Prague 2 - Charles Square

12. 4. 2017

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 »

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12. 4. 2017

The Archbishop ś Palace (Arcibiskupský palác) in Prague

The Archbishop’s Palace also houses the precious archbishop’s carriage, one of only two in Europe to have survived. This building stands to the righthand side of the gates to Prague Castle. It is high baroque in style with a yellowy Rococo façade decorated by Jan Josef Wirch in 1760, the same man who had rebuilt the palace in 1722 – 25. In the centre of the façade visitors will notice the large archbishop’s coat of arms. » More »

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12. 4. 2017

Church of St. John of the Little Rock (kostel sv. Jana na Skalce)

This church belongs to the smallest Baroque buildings in Prague. It was built between 1730-1738 by the architect Kilian Ignac Dientzenhofer. » More »

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12. 4. 2017

New Town Hall (Novoměstská radnice)

One of the landmarks of the Charles Square is the vast area of the New Town Hall. The hall is a complex of several medieval buildings, the oldest of which dates  around 1377 (part of Vodickova Street). » More »

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12. 4. 2017

Dancing House (Tančící dům)

Dancing House was, is, and  probably for still some time will be one of the controversial works of modern architecture in Prague. This type of architecture emerged in the nineties. » More »

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12. 4. 2017

The Botanical Garden Charles University

The Botanical Garden of Science, Charles University serves not only to teach students of botany, but also as a place for tourists and residents of Prague 2 to relax. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

The Nuselsky Bridge as a Temptation for 300 Self-Murderers

For Praguers it was really a special occasion. Communist prominence were proud of socialism and of working-class glamorous labour abilities. Some thirty-seven years ago Secretary General of the Communist party, Gustav Husák, proudly cut the red band when having been celebrating the Nuselský bridge´s opening. It spans the Nusle Valley (Nusle district) and connects the Pankrác district and south-eastern parts of the city with the central part of town. » More »

Prague 2 - Charles Square

11. 4. 2017

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 »

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11. 4. 2017

Church of St. Martin in the Wall – a place of several rarities

Now we will together visit the Prague´s Old Town church with its rich past and full of other curiosities. » More »