#Prague Sights

December 20, 2018
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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 http://www.hdk.cz objednavky@hdk.cz Source: https://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/178/karlin-musical-theatre-hudebni-divadlo-karlin
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 http://www.chvalskyzamek.cz infocentrum@chvalskyzamek.cz 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 http://www.vhu.cz/muzea/ostatni-expozice/krypta/ http://www.pamatnik-heydrichiady.cz/ museum@army.cz 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: https://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/3155/the-lucerna-palace-palac-lucerna
December 15, 2018
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The Lichtenstein Palace (Lichtenštejnský palác)

The Lichtenstein Palace used to be associated with the Royal Governor, but in the 19th century became the seat of the Supreme Military Commander of Prague, whose Office was still based here in 1918. Fears of possible intervention by the Austro-Hungarian army against the newly established Czechoslovakia were running high. There was also a large garrison in the Joseph barracks on Republic square. The troops then stationed in Prague were for the most part Hungarians. It was crucial to reach accord with the military HQ, or to defend Prague by force, a role taken up by the Sokol movement in October 1918. Contacts The Lichtenstein Palace (Lichtenštejnský palác) Malostranské náměstí 13 118 00 Praha 1- Malá Strana Source: https://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/3153/the-lichtenstein-palace-lichtenstejnsky-palac
December 15, 2018
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The Thun Palace (Thunovský palác)

The Bohemian State Diet (Landtag) used to meet in Sněmovní street. Many elected members of this assembly went on to play an important role in the political events of 1918. The Revolutionary National Assembly, formed immediately after the announcement of Czechoslovak statehood met for the first time in the Thun Palace on 13 November 1918, codifying the new State and proclaiming Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk president the day after. It also affirmed the members of the first Czechoslovak Government. Contacts The Thun Palace (Thunovský palác) Sněmovní 4 118 00 Praha 1- Malá Strana Source: https://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/3154/the-thun-palace-thunovsky-palac
December 15, 2018
Prague Congress Centre (Kongresové centrum Praha, a. s.)

Prague Congress Centre (Kongresové centrum Praha, a. s.)

The Prague Congress Centre is city landmark and has spectacular views of the city. It ranks among the most significant European conference centres, with a capacity for conferences of up to 9,300 participants in more than 50 halls, lounges and meeting rooms. The largest hall is the Congress Hall, with a maximum capacity of 2,764 seats. Contacts Prague Congress Centre (Kongresové centrum Praha, a. s.) 5. května 65 140 00 Praha 4- Nusle +420 261 171 111 http://www.praguecc.cz Object history Since the year 2000, Prague has joined world’s prominent congress metropolises. The former cultural and social centre known as the Culture Palace, which was opened in 1981, was restored and completed in the years 1998 – 2000. Its construction started already in 1976, according to projects of architects Mayer, Vaněk and Karlík from the Military Designing Institute. It was used for cultural […]
December 15, 2018
Galerie Tančící dům (Dancing House Gallery)

Galerie Tančící dům (Dancing House Gallery)

The Gallery is to be found in the so-called ‘Dancing House’ aka ‘Fred and Ginger’ on Rašínovo embankment – Prague’s modern landmark, authored by world-renowned architects Vlado Milunić and Frank O. Gehry. The Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the works of prominent Czech and international artists, as well as hosting various thematic exhibitions. You will also find a shop selling books and designs. In the Dancing House you can also visit the restaurant and enjoy the view from the rooftop terrace, with Prague laid out before you. Contacts Galerie Tančící dům (Dancing House Gallery) Jiráskovo náměstí 6 12000 Praha 2- Nové Město +420 732 675 202 http://www.galerietancicidum.cz/ rezervace@galerietancicidum.cz Source: https://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/907/galerie-tancici-dum-dancing-house-gallery
December 15, 2018
Forum Karlín

Forum Karlín

FORUM KARLÍN is a new modern multifunctional hall suitable for organizing congresses, gala dinners, culture and social events with a capacity up to 3000 pax. It is located in vicinity to the historical centre of Prague and excels with outstanding acoustics. Contacts Forum Karlín Pernerova 53 186 00 Praha 8 – Karlín +420 702 203 359 +420 722 041 529 Follow us on Facebook http://www.forumkarlin.cz sales@forumkarlin.cz Source: https://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/13/forum-karlin