The South Gardens of Prague Castle were established beneath Prague Castle. The last renovation in 2012 restored their original appearance from 1920’s when they were renovated for the first Czechoslovak president T. G. Masaryk by well-known Slovenian architect Josip Plečnik. The South Gardens are nearly 500 metres long and in the summer tourist season, it is possible to enter them from Opyš near the eastern gate or via the Bull Staircase from the Third Courtyard. The west gate between Hradčany Square (Hradčanské náměstí) and the South Gardens is for exit only. The South Gardens are comprised of three smaller gardens: Paradise Garden The garden is situated on the spot of the oldest garden in front of the southern wall of the Castle, where a private garden of Archduke Ferdinand used to be in the fifties of the 16th century. Similarly, the emperor Rudolf II also had his […]
Beautiful view of Prague from Vysehrad, meaning the “upper castle” in Czech. Vysehrad is a historic fort located in Prague, southeast of Prague Castle, on the right bank of the Vltava River. It was built probably in the 10th century.
Golden Lane Prague Do you want to see a street where houses are so small that they fit more to dwarfs than to people? The Golden Lane is a row of miniature houses glued literally to the walls of the Prague Castle. They are coloured and the origin of some of them goes back to the 16 th century. The renowned writer Franz Kafka lived in the Golden Lane Prague for some time. From Tripadvisor.com comments: “Go there first before the tour groups arrive!“ Gorgeous little lane but try and get there before everyone else. Once the tour groups arrive the tiny lane is jam packed and you can’t take a good picture let alone walk down the street. … It Was Not Build With Tourists in Mind…: Just few people used to live in these tiny houses, centuries ago. That’s what […]
The most beautiful city in the world… beautiful Prague Beautiful Prague, City of a Hundred Spires, a UNESCO monument and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Get to know it in person! Get to know the unique story of the city which history has attributed nicknames to such as “Stone Dream” or the “Golden City” and get to know its greatest jewels. “Next up in our poll of the most beautiful cities in the world is Prague, a city of two sides: by night it’s a buzzing metropolis with a hedonistic party scene, but by day you can lose yourself in a warren of quaint cobbled streets, or spend an afternoon admiring the view from the Charles Bridge, stretched across the Vltava, up to the castle.” photo: prague-navigator.com text: The Rough Guides Limited, The most beautiful city in the […]
5 interesting facts about Prague Castle 1/ The Prague castle buildings represent virtually every architectural style of the last millennium. 2/ Check list of the most important buildings of Prague Castle: Churches: – Basilica of St George – St. Vitus Cathedral – St. George’s Basilica, Prague and St. George’s Convent, which is the oldest surviving church building within Prague Castle. – All Saints Church – Holy Cross Chapel Palaces: – Old Royal Palace – Belvedere or Royal Summer Palace – Lobkowicz Palace – New Royal Palace Other buildings: – Daliborka (Dalibor Tower) – Powder Tower or Mihulka – Golden Lane – Supreme Burgrave’s House – Ball Game Hall – Riding School building – Old Provost Residence – New Provost Residence 3/ The Rolling Stones paid to light the Prague Castle! The iconic rock group played one of Prague’s first international concerts […]
St. Vitus Cathedral St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important Czech Catholic church and landmark of Prague Castle. It is the largest and the most important temple in Prague. Apart from religious services, coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place here. The cathedral is a place of burial of several patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen and archbishops. History: Although completed in the 15th century, St. Vitus Cathedral was altered numerous times through the centuries as the city’s allegiances changed. And while interior renovations are ongoing, there’s still much worth seeing, including numerous fine tombs, the Gothic northern portal with its Crucifixion sculpture, early Baroque altarpiece paintings dating from 1649, and one of Europe’s finest 17th-century pipe organs. The cathedral includes many important artistic monuments from different centuries, including the period of completion, the most important are the works from the Gothic […]
Prague Castle Prague Castle is the most important Czech castle standing on a rocky promontory above the Vltava river in Prague. It arose from a fortified settlement founded in the 9th century. The castle was a seat of kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. For example in 1918, the castle became the seat of the president of the new Czechoslovak Republic T.G. Masaryk. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. There are many sculptures, statues, fountains, towers and gardens. You can find there historical buildings like: Old Royal Palace It served as the seat of Czech kings and princes 10 to 16 century. Its Vladislav Hall is used for inaugurations, being the most important representative hall in the country. And there you can also find there […]