Tag: "Monuments Prague 1"

31. 3. 2017

Ungelt – center of mercantile life

Ungelt alias Týnský dvůr (Týnský Yard) is one of the most precious monuments of Prague. It is located close to the Old Town Square. And what actually was the purpose of a mercantile yard in the past? Why thousands of merchants from all over the world streamed into its gates? » More »

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31. 3. 2017

Týn School in the Old Town Square – description and history

Týnská škola (eng: Týn School) neighbouring on Dům U Kamenného zvonu (eng: House at the Stone Bell) has always been an educational institution. This significant function has belonged to it already since the 13th century. What the school had looked like in the time of its founding and what changes it had been through until the present day will be discussed in the following article.

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Pražský hrad

31. 3. 2017

Prague Castle is an unmissable part of any visit to the Czech capital.

ikona_disabled22Prague Castle is an unmissable part of any visit to the Czech capital. It symbolises a thousand years of history. It was founded in 880 – 890 as a Romanesque fort, the remnants of which can still be found under the paving stones on the third courtyard. » More »

31. 3. 2017

Prague Castle – Convent of St. George

The Original Burial-Ground of Premysl Family. Today, we will visit the Convent of St. George, the former female Benedictine convent situated in the Prague Castle premises. We can see it nearby the high towers of the Basilica of St. George. The basilica forms an integral part of this convent. It was founded in 921 and it is the depository of remains of St. Ludmila. So, let us set out on a tour of the convent. » More »

Old Town Square

31. 3. 2017

Old Town Square events – historical events

Staroměstské náměstí (Old Town Square) is a place where numerous events of a great importance for our country´s history  had taken place. Do you know what the crosses in the pavement close to Staroměstská radnice (Old Town Hall) stand for? Let´s learn more about the history of the Hussite period and the Bohemian (Estates) Rebellion. » More »

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30. 3. 2017

The Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn with its 80m high twin towers and Tycho Brahe

ikona_disabled22The Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn with its 80m high twin towers, of which the southernmost is noticeable thicker than the other, competes with the tower of the Old Town Hall across the square. » More »

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30. 3. 2017

Church of Our Lady before Týn – history and description

In the neighbourhood of the Old Town Hall there is a munument rising high which creates an inseparable panormama of Prague. It is the Church of Our Lady before Týn which is also incorrectly referred to as Týnský chrám (Týn Church). The church has an intersting history and beautiful interior decoration. » More »

15. 3. 2017

Summary of important information on a tour of Prague Castle

We would like to give you some important information and few tips that are practical for your visit to the Castle, such as tour possibilities, admission fees and other useful facts. So, up to the Castle! » More »

15. 3. 2017

Former Presidential House Prague Castle

During your tour in the Prague gardens don’t forget to visit a Queen Anne’s Summer Palace, and then you should have a look at the nearby singing fountain or interesting garden statues, as well as the building of the ball game hall. As good experts of the Prague Castle Royal Gardens you shouldn’t leave out the view of the presidential house, located in the south-western part of the park. You may know it is the villa of second prezident of Czechoslovakia  Dr. Eduard Benes. Both names refer to one and the same building, where all presidents of our country lived from 1938 to . Both names refer to one and the same building, where all presidents of our country lived from 1938 to 1989. » More »

15. 3. 2017

Prague Castle – III. Courtyard with the seat of the president of the Republic

The third courtyard founded around 1541 is one of the most widely visited tourist sites.   A fire broke out in the same year in the courtyard and buried all the buildings which had been built in the Middle Ages.  Let’s focus on the biggest castle courtyard which houses many  treasures of our country. We can start, for example with the biggest bell in Bohemia. Next, in this court, in the southern tract we find the seat of the President of the Czech Republic. » More »