Tag: "Prague Square"

Prague 2 - Charles Square

11. 4. 2017

Charles Square and its history II

Karlovo náměstí (former New Town Square or Cattle Market) is an oasis of peace in the centre of Prague. This square will dazzle not just due to its green space and park but also due to the buildings surrounding the square. Let´s explore the most familiar ones » 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

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 »

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 »

Old Town Square

12. 3. 2017

History of the Old Town Square

Prague is the Mother of Cities and the Old Town Square is the Prague´s heart. When the tourists see this pictoresque place for the first time they think it is a scene. Staromák as the square is familiarly called is really a remarkable place where the history of the whole country had been written.

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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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18. 8. 2009

Hradčanské Square forms a kind of forecourt to Prague Castle

Hradčanské Square forms a kind of forecourt to Prague Castle. Its current appearance dates back to the mid 18th century, a time when grand Renaissance and baroque palaces were being constructed here. The dominant architectural style of the square is baroque. » More »

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8. 8. 2009

MALTÉZSKÉ SQUARE

ikona_disabled22This square gets its name from the Priory of the Maltese Knights which can be found there. At the northern end of the square stands a statue of St John the Baptist (by Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff), the patron saint of the Maltese Knights. » More »