Tag: "Monuments Prague 1"

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7. 4. 2017

The Church of St Nicholas was originally a Gothic building

The Church of St Nicholas was originally a Gothic building and served as the parish church of the Old Town before the Týn Church was built. Following the Battle of the White Mountain in 1620, and during the Counter-Reformation in the Czech lands,the church was taken over by Benedictine monks. In 1732 – 1735 it was then rebuilt in the baroque style by Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer. » More »

7. 4. 2017

The House of the Black Madonna

We will visit the area of the Old Town in this article, this time the place between Celetná street and the Fruit Market where one of the most significant Czech Cubist architectural works is to be found. » More »

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7. 4. 2017

Old Town Astronomical Clock (Orloj) – the history

One of the most mysterious places in Prague which daily attracts thousands of tourists is the Astronomical Clock of the Old Town Hall. What makes the astronomical clock so special? Why do the observers after they see the small performance of the apostles and after the sodger shakes his sack start to clap their hands happily? Is the astronomical clock a common clockwork or is there something more about it? Let´s discover it and learn about its history now. » More »

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7. 4. 2017

House at the Stone Bell – basic information

Legends, interesting facts and unique archeologic discoveries. All of that and many more attractions are to be found behind the walls of the House At the Stone Bell in Staroměstské náměstí. Let´s explore the circumstances due to which St.Ludmila or Elisabeth of Premyslide and her son Charles IV were staying here.

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7. 4. 2017

The Old Town Hall was founded in 1338

The Old Town Hall (Staroměstská radnice) was founded in 1338. It is comprised of 5 individual houses which were gradually joined together into one building.The dominating feature of the Old Town Hall is its 69.5m high tower dating from the late 14th century, with an ornate oriel window, part of the chapel, on the eastern side. » More »

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6. 4. 2017

THE BLACK MADONNA HOUSE – Museum of Czech cubism

ikona_disabled22The Black Madonna House of is situated at the corner of Celetná Street and Ovocný trh. It was built in 1911 – 1912 by the architect Josef Gočár in the cubist style. With some exceptions, cubist architecture is specific to the Czech lands and this building is one of the best examples. » More »

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6. 4. 2017

The Powder Tower is the gateway to the Old Town

The Powder Tower is the gateway to the Old Town. It replaced a Přemyslid dynasty era gate in 1475 and was built in the Gothic style by Matěj Rejsek as a gift from the Old Town to King Vladislav Jagiellon. » More »

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6. 4. 2017

The Church of St. Jacob was originally part of a Minorite Monastery and dates from the 13th century.

The Church of st. James was originally part of a Minorite Monastery and dates from the 13th century. In 1311 a feast to mark the coronation of King John of Luxemburg and Eliška Přemyslovna was held here. » More »

31. 3. 2017

Prague Castle – the Castle Guard

Castle Guard – Armed Forces for the Safety of the Czech Republic. While walking through the Prague Castle, everyone certainly meets men in uniforms standing at the main entrance or patrolling in other places. You probably know these men from TV, as well. You can always see them close to the President during important politic actions. Yes, we are speaking about the Castle Guard, armed forces providing the safety of the Czech Republic. Now we will look closely at the guard’s activities. » More »

31. 3. 2017

Prague Castle – introduction to the history

Before we start the tour itself, not only of the main landmarks of Prague, but throughout our country, we should become familiar with the history of the monument, which is connected with both the present and the past of the state. It’s ranked among very important symbols, therefore let’s take a look behind the walls of the Prague Castle and find out historical events that influenced the history of the Czech Republic, because a large part of our history is created exactly at the Castle. » More »