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February 12, 2018
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St. Nicholas Church, Prague

St. Nicholas Church The Church of St Nicholas, the most famous Baroque church in Prague, stands along with the former Jesuit college in the centre of the Lesser Town Square. Today’s Church of St Nicholas is one of the most valuable Baroque buildings north of the Alps. Construction lasted approximately one hundred years, and three generations of great Baroque architects – father, son and son-in-law – worked on the church: Kryštof Dientzenhofer, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer and Anselmo Lurago. Although the church underwent certain developmental transformations, the resulting building is an architectural gem. The diameter of the dome is an impressive 20 m; the height inside the church to the top of the lantern is almost 57 m, making it the tallest interior in Prague. Highlighting the unique aesthetic impact of the building is the direct connection of the adjacent slender […]
February 12, 2018
Valdštejnská jízdárna - galerie - Praha

The “FERDINAND II” exhibition in Waldstein Riding School, Prague

Billboards in front of the Waldstein Riding School inviting to the “FERDINAND II” exhibition Date: 03.11.2017 – 25.02.2018 Place: Waldstein Riding School
February 9, 2018
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The Gothic Tower of the Old Town Hall, Prague

The Old Town Hall was established in 1338 as the seat of the Old Town administration. The oldest part of the complex consists of a beautiful Gothic tower with a bay chapel and a unique astronomical clock – known as the Orloj – where, every hour between 9 am and 11 pm, the twelve apostles appear. The Old Town Hall Tower is undergoing general repair. While its observation deck is open to public, the Prague Astronomical Clock will be repaired in 2018. Starting the 8th of January, the medieval clock will be taken apart. It will be back in place in August 2018.
February 8, 2018
This photo is taken from Manesuv Bridge, the closest bridge to Charles Bridge, destination North...

Find out the secret of Charles Bridge and return to Prague one day!

Do you want to return to Prague some day? Do not forget to touch the statue on this bridge!  A legend says that if you touch the statue of a dog at the base of the statue of John of Nepomuk (sv. Jan Nepomucky), you will return to Prague. The most famous sculptures on the Prague Charles Bridges: John of Nepomuk – created by M. Braun, F. M. Brokof. Christopher – created by Emanuel Max. St. Christofer was strongman who came from Canaan. He served God – he carried on his shoulders pilgrims to the other side of the wild river. He carried also Christ who has taken the form of a small child. So this scene shows the sculpture. Francis Xavier – Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff formed the statue 23 years. Ludmila with a little Wenceslas – St. Ludmila has […]
February 7, 2018
Astronomical Clock, Prague

Astronomical clock, the Old Town Hall, Prague

    The medieval astronomical clock Prague announces every hour with 12 apostles passing by the window above the astronomical dial. There are symbolic sculptures moving aside at the same moment. It´s one of the most visited tourist attractions in Prague. The Astronomical Clock consists of the windows with apostles at the top, the Astronomical Dial, which is the oldest part, the Calendar Dial underneath and various sculptures around. Figures of Apostles The wooden figures of apostles with their attributes appear in the windows every hour, while at the same time some of the sculptures begin to move: the Death holds its hourglass and beckons to the Turkish man sculpture, which shakes its head in response. There is Vanity portrayed as a man with a mirror and Miserliness as a man with a moneybag, shaking a stick. The other statues, that don´t move, […]
February 6, 2018
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Prague architecture diversity

Prague architecture diversity The greatest treasures of Prague are the architectural and artistic monuments. They are ranging in period from the Romanesque through the Gothic to the Baroque, Rococo, Classical, and Neoclassical. Prague architecture diversity… Romanesque architecture in Prague The most notable Romanesque monument is probably the 10th-century Church of St. George, behind the north wall of Hradčany. Gothic architecture in Prague To the west is its more massive successor, the basically Gothic St. Vitus’s Cathedral, the twin spires of which dominate the city skyline. Other Gothic monuments include the Týn Church on Staroměstské (“Old Town”) Square; the elegant Powder Tower, marking the former city walls in what is now the busy Příkopy shopping area; the restored Bethlehem Chapel, where Jan Hus preached in the 15th century; and the St. Agnes Convent, built in 1234 and notable for its collection of 14th-century paintings. […]
January 19, 2018
U Minuty House (At the Minute house) - the right one in the photo

U Minuty “At the Minute” House in the Old Town Square

“At the Minute” U Minuty House is a stunning example of the high-Renaissance architecture. Covered in ornate sgraffito decorations depicting rulers from the Hapsburg house, Greek mythology as well as references to biblical and Renaissance legends, this house is easily recognizable with such an impressive facade. The house “At the Minute”, originally a late-Gothic structure from the 15th century, was rebuilt in Renaissance style in late 16th century. The house, called “At the White Lion”, was used to be a pharmacy. A sculpture of a white lion is still there, at the corner of the building. The present name “At the Minute” means “at the diminutive”, because of the tobacco in little pieces, that used to be sold there. The writer Franz Kafka lived in the house with his family from 1889 to 1896. His three sisters Elli, Valli and […]
January 15, 2018
Clinic of Traditional Chinese medicine

Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine

TRT Prague Tong Ren Tang (TRT) is the most famous Chinese traditional medicine brand with a long history of 349 years. Beijing Tong Ren Tang Chinese Medicine Co., Ltd has now over 130 service centers in 27 countries. Located in city center of Prague and established in December 2015, TRT’s first clinic in Czech Republic offers TRT health products, herbs, consultation and therapy services (e.g. cupping, scraping, massage, moxibustion) by experienced Chinese doctors/therapists. TCM decoction service is also offered. Clients can take advantage of services such as: – Diagnosis of the health condition by a TRT therapist, acupuncture, Tuina massage, cupping and moxibustion. TRT Prague is Open Mon -Fri 8:00 – 20:00.      
January 15, 2018
Sparkys Toy Shop

SPARKYS TOY SHOP

SPARKYS TOY SHOP Sparkys Toy Shop was founded in 1998 and since then has been selling quality toys and gifts. It has several shops in the center of Prague. The vision of the company is to deliver to the market an assortment that meets the requirements of its customers with its insight, functionality and material. A wide selection of toys including car models ranging from small English Cars to R/C models, baby dolls to Barbies, large number of parlour games, kite unit constructions, and a large selection of gifts for all age categories. Products from popular brands such as Fisher Price, Barbie, Zapf Creation, Lego, Mattel, Albi, Meccano and others are available. In Sparkys Toy Shop you will find a rich inspiration for gifts and toys for your friends and family.  We find presents for everyone at any age and at every opportunity. Come and you […]
January 14, 2018
Thomas´s Barber Shop

Thomas´s Barber shop

Thomas´s Barber shop Thomas´s Barber shop is a traditional barber shop for men. We are using classic razors since 2010 and as the first original barber shop to open here in Prague, we severed as inspiration for other shops to open around the Czech Republic, adopting our same classic methods of men’s grooming. In our salon you can enjoy classic shaving methods accompanied by a steaming hot towel. Pleasant atmosphere and professional service with our luxury barber experience. We provide men’s services only. Our shop is not a ‘modern day’ hair salon, at our establishment you step back to the golden age of barber shops. Hot-towel prepping, straight-razor closeness and all with bringing back tradition of when a visit to the barber shop was more than just a haircut. We strive to make you feel and look great in an environment […]