Prague top 10 architecture monuments

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Prague top 10 architecture monuments

Prague is renowned for its towers, winding streets and buildings from nearly
every period of architecture – from Romanesque rotundas and Gothic cathedrals
to Baroque and Renaissance palaces, to progressive and global award-winning
modern architecture.

TOP 10 Architecture Jewels of Prague

1 Prague Castle – Pražský hrad

Prague Castle has been an important symbol of the Czech state for over
a millennium. It was founded in the 9th century and became the seat of Czech
rulers and presidents. The castle complex, one of the largest in the world, is made
up of historical palaces, offices, churches, fortifications, gardens and picturesque
spots, such as the famous Golden Lane. The very sight of it is truly one of the most
spectacular panoramas in the world.


Address: Prague Castle – Pražský hrad

definitely worth to see in the Prague Castle Complex…


3. The Cathedral of St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert (Katedrála
sv. Víta, Václava a Vojtěcha) – Prague Castle, 3rd courtyard

This Gothic cathedral, the spiritual symbol of the Czech state, was founded in
1344 on the site of the original Romanesque rotunda. The construction took
nearly 600 years and was finally completed in 1929. Its impressive interior is
home to such wonders as the beautifully decorated St. Wenceslas Chapel with
the tomb of St. Wenceslas, the underground tombs of Czech kings, and the Crown
Jewels Chamber, where the Czech crown jewels are stored.

4 Charles Bridge and its Bridge Towers (Karlův most)

Construction on the oldest and most famous bridge in Prague began in 1357 by
Charles IV. It was completed in 1402. The bridge is supported by fortified towers at
either end – the smaller of the Lesser Quarter towers dates from the 12th century,
and the higher tower is about 300 years later. The entrance gate to Charles Bridge
from the Old Town, the most beautiful Gothic gateway in Europe, was completed
before the year 1380. The bridge was decorated with 30 statues of saints between
1683 and 1928.


5 Old Town Hall and the Astronomical Clock (Staroměstská radnice
s orlojem)

Address: Staroměstské náměstí 1 (Old Town Square 1), Prague 1

The 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 the unique astronomical clock, where every hour between 9 am and
11 pm, 12 apostles appear. The Gothic revival eastern wing of the Town Hall was
destroyed on May 8, 1945 and was never rebuilt.

6 St. Nicholas Church in Malá Strana (Kostel sv. Mikuláše)

Addess: Malostranské náměstí, Prague 1

One of the most important buildings of Baroque Prague, with its dominant dome
and belfry. The interior decoration of the church is an outstanding example of
Baroque architecture. The dome has an impressive diameter of 20 m and an interior
height of over 49 m – the highest interior in Prague – and its monumentality is
enhanced by the ingenious play of light. During Mozart’s stay in Prague, he played
the organ here.

7 Dancing House

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The Dancing House or Fred and Ginger, is the nickname given to the building on the Rašínovo nábřeží (Rašín Embankment) in Prague. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in cooperation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot. The very non-traditional design was controversial at the time because the house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous, and in the opinion of some it does not accord well with these architectural styles. The then Czech president, Václav Havel, who lived for decades next to the site, had avidly supported this project, hoping that the building would become a center of cultural activity. Gehry originally named the house Fred and Ginger (after the famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – the house resembles a pair of dancers) but this nickname is now rarely used; moreover, Gehry himself was later "afraid to import American Hollywood kitsch to Prague", and thus discarded his own idea. source: wikipedia #pragueigers #dancinghouse #tancicidum #prague #praha #praga #prag #布拉格 #プラハ #프라하 #Прага #πραγα #modernarchitecture

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8 The Zizkov TV TOWER

The second ugliest building in the world

9 Municipal House (Obecní dům)



10 National Theatre

Address: Národní 2, Prague 1

December 21, 2018


Palladium Prague- the biggest shopping centre in the Prague centre Palladium Prague was built on a site of the former “Jiří z Poděbrad” Barracks on Republiky Square. The Barracks had been under the army’s ownership for more than two hundred years (1780s — 1996). There were many famous Czech personalities within the army crew, for example J.K. Tyl who wrote lyrics to a Czech national anthem. The complex became dilapidated in the second half of the 20th century as the facilities were not used very much. While occupied by the army, the complex was completely closed to the public. In the end of 20th century, the Ministry of Defence decided that the site should serve a more useful purpose. A tender had been announced for property sale, its reconstruction and extension. It was a renown developer European Property Development (“EPD”), that won a tender. […]
December 20, 2018

Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace – Colloredo-Mansfeldský palác / Prague

The building is a superb example of Prague palace architecture, with well-developed architectural features combining elements of the High Baroque with subsequent Rococo and Second Rococo modifications. The guided tour is built on a number of basic principles, whose primary intent is to draw attention to the art-historical and architectural features of the building. The exhibition space on the 3rd floor is designed for temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. Object history Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace The large palace with four wings placed around the middle low-level courtyard is an architectonic masterpiece of the High and Late Baroque. The house was rebuilt after 1600 in Late Renaissance style. During the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century the first crucial Baroque reconstruction was accomplished and the palace gained its today’s form and extent. The author of the project has not been proved by archives, […]
December 15, 2018
Karlín Musical Theatre (Hudební divadlo Karlín)

Karlín Musical Theatre (Hudební divadlo Karlín)

The third oldest theatre in Prague opened 15 days after the National Theatre fire in 1881. From its early days as a circus arena where magic, circus and “midget shows” were held, the theatre has grown into a renowned venue for musicals and operettas. The Karlín Musical Theatre boasts the largest historic theatre for nearly 1,000 people. Contacts Karlín Musical Theatre (Hudební divadlo Karlín) Křižíkova 10 186 00 Praha 8- Karlín +420 221 868 666 +420 736 621 155 Source:
December 15, 2018
Chvaly Chateau (Chvalský zámek)

Chvaly Chateau (Chvalský zámek)

Originally a medieval fortress with preserved embrasures and later Renaissance and Baroque modifications, it’s the dominant feature of the village of Chvaly, now part of Horní Počernice. In the chateau’s exhibition spaces, you can view works of art and also buy pieces on display in the sales gallery. The chateau grounds are also a venue for concerts and theatre productions. Contacts Chvaly Chateau (Chvalský zámek) Na Chvalské tvrzi 3 193 21 Praha 9- Horní Počernice +420 281 860 130 Object history Chvaly Chateau The castle and the adjoining Church of St. Ludmila form a dominant of an extensive area, together with a courtyard with former farm buildings. Originally, it was a Gothic fortress, documented as early as in the beginning of the 15thcentury, later rebuilt to a Renaissance castle. In 1652, the castle was acquired by the Jesuits, and they rebuilt the castle to […]
December 15, 2018
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror (Národní památník hrdinů heydrichiády)

National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror (Národní památník hrdinů heydrichiády)

The exhibition is located in the underground crypt of the Baroque Church of Sts Cyril and Methodius. It is an authentic battle location from World War II in Prague in a secret hideout, which the Czech Orthodox Church provided to Czechoslovak parachutists from May 27 to June 18, 1942 after the attack on Reinhard Heydrich. Contacts National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror (Národní památník hrdinů heydrichiády) Resslova 9a 120 00 Praha 2- Nové Město +420 973 204 951 Object history St. Cyril and Methodius History A Baroque church was built in the years 1730 – 36 on the corner of Resslova and Na Zderaze Streets according to a project of Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer and Pavel Ignác Bayer. The prominent Baroque chamber building was originally consecrated to St. Charles of Boromej. It was a part of the neighbouring institutional home for […]
December 15, 2018
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The Lucerna Palace (Palác Lucerna)

One of the most interesting modern Prague palazzos was built between 1907-1920. The investor, organizer and constructor, rolled into one, was ing. Vácslav Havel, entrepreneur, whose grandson – Václav Havel – later became President. Lucerna Palace also played an important role on 28 October, 1918. Indeed, it housed the headquarters of the Corn Office, and wending their way to it were two of the five main godfathers of the Republic – Antonín Švehla and František Soukup, to get the keys to the grain supply to feed the inhabitants of the nascent State. Contacts The Lucerna Palace (Palác Lucerna) Špěpánská 61 110 00 Praha 1- Nové Město Source:

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