– Old Town Square

October 31, 2017
Church of our Lady in front of Tyn

The Church of Our Lady before Tyn

The Church of Our Lady before Tyn The Church of Our Lady before Tyn is located in the Old Town of Prague near Old Town Square. History: The  construction of The Church of Our Lady before Tyn had lasted from the mid-14th century to the first decades of the 16th century. The church is among the most artistically important churches in Prague. Its western facade asserting towards the square represents one of the most famous landmarks of Prague. Architecture: The Church of Our Lady before Tyn is built of unplastered stone blocks, plastic articles architectural and sculptural decoration are sculpted from local limestone. It’s a Gothic architecture with the disposition of a three-aisled basilica with two towers on the western facade. The northern portal is a wonderful example of Gothic sculpture from the Parler workshop, with a relief depicting the Crucifixion. The […]
November 14, 2016
Prague Castle and Old Town Hall Tower

Prague Castle and Old Town Hall Tower

Prague Castle  and Old Town Hall Tower on the Old Town Square, Prague.
October 14, 2016
Old Town Square

Old Town Square

The historic center of Prague, the Old Town (Staré Město), is where you’ll find the splendid Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí), one of the best places to begin exploring the city. The most significant square of historical Prague was founded in the 12th century and has witnessed many historical events. Beside the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Tyn dominates the square baroque Church of St. Nicholas, the rococo Kinsky Palace, a gothic palace Stone Bell House and the monumental memorial of Jan Hus. The paving of the square indicated the place of execution of 27 Czech noblemen (1621) and the Prague meridian. The area of Square is just over 9000 m². For its significance Old Town Square was declared in 1962 a national cultural monument.   The Old Town Hall The Old Town Hall tower […]