"Prague Monuments" Archive:

Old Žižkov

11. 4. 2017

Specific atmosphere of Žižkov

From its very beginning, Žižkov has been built as working class quarter for Prague´s poor, but not the rubble. Due to this fact a specific district was formed which was living its own life and followed its own rules. Let´s return back and smell the scient of old Žižkov. » 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 »

Old Zizkov

11. 4. 2017

History of Žižkov

Žižkov used to be a specific town district of Prague. Let´s explore its rich history and learn about the origin of its name. In the article we will transfer to the period of Charles IV, our Homeland´s Father, and to the Hussite period when one of the significant triumphal battles of the Hussites over Crusaders took place. » More »

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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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The church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method and Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich terror

11. 4. 2017

Events in the crypt of the church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method

The church of St. Cyrillus and Method was the witness of the last days of the heroic Czechoslovakian paratroopers. After the successfully performed assassination of the hated Deputy Reich-Protector Reinhard Heydrich the paratroopers hid in the crypt and were waiting for the situation to calm down or rather for a miracle. Unfortunatelly, no such miracle had come true and the paratroopers had been detected. Let´s tell now how it was. » More »

The church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method and Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich terror

11. 4. 2017

National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror – We will not surrender. Never. We are Czech.

Those were the last words of the paratroopers which could be heard from the crypt of the Czech Orthodox Church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method where 7 Czechoslovakian paratroopers of the western army were defending against 700 German soldiers on June 18th, 1942. There is a museum in place of the crypt nowadays – the National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

Wenceslas Square – The monument of St. Wenceslas

The monument of St. Wenceslas is one of the view points of Wenceslas Square in Prague. It comes from the workshop of the noted Czech sculptor Josef Václav Myslbek who spent more than thirty years working on it. His joint authors were the architect Alois Dryák and sculptor Klouček. Let´s learn more about one of the symbols of the Czech nationhood and the patron of the Czech Land, St. Wenceslas. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

Palacky Bridge and Square (Palackého most a náměstí)

Palacky Square (Palackého náměstí)

Palacky Square is located in the historic part of Prague 2 Podskalí called „old“ and today is one of the main intersections with the major tram hub. The main interest of today’s square started to arise after the catastrophic floods that hit Prague in 1845. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

Wenceslas Square – from the past into the presence

,,Where shall we meet? How about Wenceslas Square at the horse?“ This is a frequent sentence you can hear from the locals. Wenceslas Square is ranked among the most popular cultural and also shopping centers of Praguers. It is a place which many of us search because of the rest in the shadow of the historical buildings, luxurious restaurants and boutiques. So see you at the horse and come on. » More »


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 »