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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 […]
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. […]
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
The Charles Bridge has mathematical significance Charles IV laid the first stone of this famous monument at 5.31 am on July 9, 1357. The notoriously superstitious king was into astrology and numerology, and chose this date because of its written form: 1-3-5-7-9-7-5-3-1 (year, day, month, time). Add this information to the stunning views and saintly statues, and Charles Bridge is clearly a required item on any list of what to see in Prague.
St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important Czech Catholic church and landmark of Prague Castle. 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 of the cathedral construction (eg. the Chapel of St. Wenceslas mosaic of the Last Judgement.) Opening hours: Winter season (November – March) Monday – Saturday 00 – 16.00 Sunday 00 – 16.00 Summer season (April – October) Monday – Saturday 00 […]