– Prague Sights

August 14, 2017
Dancing-House

Dancing House Prague

Dancing House The Dancing Houseis the nickname given to the building on the Rašín Embankment in Prague. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in cooperation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. The very non-traditional design was controversial at the time.  The house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous. In the opinion of some it does not accord well with these architectural styles. Václav Havel (former Czech President), who lived for decades close to the site, had avidly supported this project.  Havel hoped 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. As Dancing house resembles a pair of dancers. But this nickname is now rarely used. Glass Bar An exclusive bar located on the top […]
August 12, 2017
Charles Bridge / Karlův most

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic – interesting information and facts Charles Bridge (Karlův most) is an historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of the famous King Charles IV. This new bridge was originally called Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) or Prague Bridge (Pražský most). As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town. Charles bridge is 621 metres (2,037 ft) long and nearly 10 metres (33 ft) wide, following the example of the Stone Bridge in Regensburg, it was built as a bow bridge with 16 arches shielded by ice guards. It is protected by three bridge towers, two of them on the Lesser Quarter side and the third one on the Old Town side.  The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style.
August 4, 2017
Charles bridge, with a view of Prague Castle

The most beautiful city in the world… Prague

  “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 world – as voted by you, roughguides.com/gallery/most-beautiful-city-in-the-world/
May 25, 2017
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Prague spires

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April 26, 2017
Municipal House Prague

Municipal house

History: It is one of the most famous Art Nouveau buildings in Prague, which stands on the Republic Square (no. 5), in the neighborhood of the Powder Tower opposite the house U. It serves mainly ceremonial purposes. On the site of today’s Municipal House was originally the residence of Czech kings, King’s Court. This complex was built around 1380 Wenceslas IV. as his headquarters, and then court still served as the residence of sovereigns in the years 1383-1484. Apart from the palace included a lot courtiers, spa, lvinec and garden. After Vaclav IV. Here lived his brother Sigismund and then, for example, Vladislav Jagellonský, who relocated from Old Town back to Prague Castle. Until now, the Royal Palace retained only the name of the adjacent street Královodvorská and passage to the Powder Tower on Celetna Street. Architecture: Municipal House was […]
April 26, 2017
Strahov Library - Original Baroque Cabinets, Prague

The Strahov Monastery and Library

It’s a Premonstratensian abbey founded in 1143 by Bishop Jindřich Zdík, Bishop John of Prague, and Duke Vladislav II. It is located in Strahov, Prague, Czech Republic. One of the most important architectural monuments in the Czech Republic. The monastery, which was renewed in 1990, also houses the Museum of National Literature, part of the monastery is famous Strahov library and picture gallery.   The Basilica of Assumption of Our Lady Originally Romanesque Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary from the second half of the 12th century was rebuilt in Gothic style after a fire in 1258. The current Baroque appearance of the basilica is the work of Italian architect Anselmo Lurago, who led the rebuilding after the 1742 and 1751 damaged during the French and Prussian bombardment of Prague. The Basilica was thoroughly renovated after 1993.   […]
April 25, 2017
View of Prague Castle from the Charles Bridge

5 interesting facts about Prague Castle

4/  The castle buildings represent virtually every architectural style of the last millennium. 5/ 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
April 20, 2017
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TOWER PARK PRAHA – TV TOWER

April 20, 2017
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Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov

April 12, 2017
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Prague Easter 2017