Tag: "Monuments Prague 1"

St. Wenceslas Crown

25. 7. 2016

Secret of St. Wenceslas Crown – Czech kings

St. Wenceslas Crown is the most significant part of the Crown Jewels. It ranks among the most remarkable symbols of our Land and it is surrounded by many mysteries. St. Wenceslas Crown is together with the Crown Jewels kept in the Crown Chamber of  St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle. The set also contains a case for the Royal Crown, the Sceptre and the Apple and also St. Wenceslas Sword. Now we will learn more about the Jewels but especially about the Royal Crown. » More »

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24. 7. 2016

Czech Crown Jewels

What do we understand under the term „Crown Jewels“? They are actually objects that used to serve for the ceremonious coronation of the Kings of Bohemia. They are composed of the Crown of St. Wenceslas, Royal Sceptre, Royal Apple, Coronation Cloak. The jewels are completed by caskets and a cushion under the royal crown. The Coronation Jewels were proclaimed the national cultural relic in 1962. Due to this article you will learn a lot of interesting facts about our land treasures, for instance where you can see them. » More »

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14. 7. 2016

The coronation feast – the entire part of the coronation – Prague Castle

Just like any other festive acts also the coronation was accompanied by a festive feast. Let´s discover what was actually going on after the new monarch had left the St. Vitus Cathedral. » More »

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13. 7. 2016

The first and the last Royal Coronation – Prague Castle

The first royal coronation in history was the coronation of Vratislaus II as the King of Bohemia and the last coronation was the coronation of Ferdinand V, noted in the Czech history as Ferdinand I the Good. » More »

7. 7. 2016

THE NOSTITZ PALACE

This is an early baroque building from the mid 17th century built by architect Francesco Caratti. The palace is decorated with statues of the emperors, copies of the originals by Brokoff, and a balustrade with classic statues. Today the Nostitz Palace houses the Dutch embassy. » More »

10. 4. 2016

Chotkovy sady – the first public garden in Prague

Chotkovy sady (eng: Chotek Gardens) –the first public park is situated close to Prague Castle and the Royal Garden. The park has a total area making 3,7 hectars and ranks among the less extensive ones. Despite its small size it has its own atmosphere and looks rather mysterious. » More »

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30. 3. 2016

Seminary Garden – Petrin Hill in Prague

The Seminary Garden(czech: Seminářská zahrada) which is from one side defined by a funicular and from the other side by a dwarf wall of the Lobkowitz and Schönborn gardens offers beautiful views of the Lesser Town and Old Town. The garden is a former vineyard and orchard and used to be closed to the public. Nowadays is is entirely opened and calls for gorgeous walks » More »

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26. 3. 2016

Strahov Monastery in Prague – description

Our today´s target will be the Strahov Monastery which is to be found in the neighbourhood of the Prague Castle. Here beautiful architectural elements combine with historical treasures represented by precious paintings and books. Let´s visit the oldest Premonstratensian Monastery in Bohemia. » More »

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25. 3. 2016

Hospital of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo in Petrin Hill

Hospital of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo (former Hospital „Underneath Petřín“) is situated in the lower part of Petřín and below the Strahov Garden. The hospital is administrated by the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo. In the article we will introduce the history of the hospital and one of the significant regular communities to you. » More »

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24. 3. 2016

Statues and figures of the Old Town Astronomical Clock

Before the Old Town Astronomical Clock reaches full hour, a great amount of people start to gather in front of it. The reasons why the astronomical clock had become such a popular tour

Kick-butt Cellulite Redux – Not Weight Loss, Not A Gym Routine

ist target are very simple. On the stroke of every full hour a mechanism is activated which sets all the figures of the astronomical clock into motion. » More »