– Prague Museums

April 20, 2017
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BEER MUSEUM PRAGUE

March 7, 2017
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DIAMOND MUSEUM PRAGUE

October 28, 2016
Jewish quarter, Prague

The Jewish Quarter (Josefov)

Jewish quarter in Prague was formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town. It is completely surrounded by Old Town. The quarter is often represented by the flag of Prague’s Jewish community, a yellow Magen David (Star of David) on a red field. Prague’s Jewish Quarter was originally located in the Castle District but by the 1200s had spread to the Josefov area and was for centuries regarded as a slum. Its transformation into one of the city’s most important and interesting districts took place in the late 1800s when large sections were demolished to make way for Art Nouveau apartment buildings.   Jewish quarter / Historical sites: Franz Kafka’s birthplace High Synagogue: 16th-century synagogue It was financed by Mordechai Maisel, and it was finished in 1568, the same year as the Jewish Town Hall Probably it was modelled after High Synagogue, Kraków which was […]
October 19, 2016
Kinsky Pallace National Gallery

National Gallery in Prague

History: The history of the National Gallery in Prague started to be written on 5 February 1796 when a group of significant representatives of the patriotically oriented Czech nobility along with several middle-class intellectuals from the ranks of Enlightenment movement decided (to put it in period terminology) to “elevate the deteriorated taste of the local public.” The institution, which received the title Society of Patriotic Friends of the Arts, established the Academy of Fine Arts and the Picture Gallery. In 1918 the Picture Gallery became a central collection of newly formed Czechoslovakia. In 1995 a new gallery dedicated to modern art opened in the refurbished Veletržní Palác (Trade-fair Palace). It is one of the first and largest functionalism building in Prague, built in 1925-1928. St. George’s Convent (Hradčany) was formerly used to display Art of the Middle Ages in Bohemia […]