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30. 7. 2015

THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY is called Beth-chaim

ikona_disabled22The Old Jewish Cemetery, adjacent to the Klaus Synagogue, is called Beth-chaim (The House of Life) by the Jews themselves, and is a place of great significance around the world. It is not known exactly when the cemetery was established, but the oldest gravestone found » More »

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28. 7. 2015

Celetná Street is one of the oldest and most important streets in the Old Town

ikona_disabled22Celetná Street is one of the oldest and most important streets in the Old Town. In the 14th century, during the reign of one of the most prominent Czech and European rulers, Emperor Charles IV, the importance of Celetná Street grew when it became part of the so-called Royal Way. » More »

9. 7. 2015

THE STRAKŮ Z NEDABYLIC PALACE

This baroque palace, which stands opposite the Nostitz Palace, is also known as the House of the White Horse thanks to the white horse house symbol, or sometimes as the House of the Seven Devils. » More »

Charles Bridge and Prague castle

22. 6. 2015

Royal Route in Prague – Introduction

Coronation of the new king and sovereign was a very important event for the common people and the entire kingdom because people always connected their great expectations for better future life with the new sovereign. » More »

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16. 4. 2015

Schierův dům – basic information

Schierův dům (Schier´s House)On the corner of Staroměstské náměstí (eng: Old Town Square) and Pařížská street we can find Schierův dům (eng: Schier´s House)  which ranks among the oldest new buildings and dominating houses of the whole Staroměstské náměstí (eng: Old Town Square). The house decorated by a number of statues from the noted Czech artists used to be a place where the Prague writer Franz Kafka had been staying. » More »

Palác Golz-Kinských (Golz-Kinský Palace)

12. 4. 2015

Palác Golz-Kinských (Golz-Kinský Palace) in the Old Town Square – description

On our walks in the Old Town Square (cze: Staroměstské náměstí) we will make a stop in front of another architectural gem. The Rococo Kinský Palace, often also marked as Palác Golz-Ki

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(eng: Golz-Kinský Palace), is an important structure looking more like a manor house in the centre of the Old Town. » More »

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24. 2. 2015

Legends of the Old Town Astronomical Clock

Legends have always spread, no matter if true or false. The Old Town Astronomical Clock is not an exception – you will find many similar legends related to this place. Whether they are based on reality

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or not we will leave up to you. Let´s reveal the mystery of the Prague Astronomical Clock together. » More »

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8. 12. 2014

Old Town Square – Marian Column and Prague Meridian

Historical pictures of Staroměstské náměstí (Old Town Square) look a bit different compared to its current appearance. It is mainly caused by the missing Marian Column which used to stand it the middle of the square in the past. We will also learn about the Prague Meridian which used to serve for masuring time. » More »

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6. 12. 2014

Old Town Hall – development of a historical gem

Every day thousands of tourists hurry to see the building which has been the main view point of the square for centuries. Yes, it is the Old Town Hall with the famous Astronomical Clock. Join us and discover the secret and development of this historical building. » More »

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8. 11. 2014

The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague – Smíchov

In Prague Smíchov, you will find a mysterious and enigmatic Jewish cemetery. The first impulse to found a Jewish cemetery came from the Smíchov Jewish Religious Community. The decision was taken in 1788 and the date is considered the founding date of the Old Jewish Cemetery in Smíchov, also known as Starý radlický hřbitov (Old Radlice Cemetery). The construction started due to lack of space in the Jewish cemetery in the Prague quarter Josefov. » More »