– Prague Sights

November 28, 2017
Prague Castle - Golden Lane

Golden Lane

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 […]
November 14, 2017
National Museum and TV Tower Prague

National Museum and TV Tower next to each other

    the National Museum Prague building Enjoy a very special view of new and old worlds´  meeting. The National Museum Prague building on Wenceslas square and Tv Tower in Zizkov Prague district in 1 picture. TV Tower Prague was voted as one of the ugliest buildings in the world . Photo is taken from the last floor of the French institute. The National Museum – the biggest museum in Prague The Neo-Renaissance building housing the main building of the National Museum is the design of the famous Czech architect Josef Schultz and dates from the national revival period in Prague, at the end of the 19th century (1885-1890). ŽIŽKOV TV TOWER For the unique location in the center of Prague it is a popular attraction not only for the inhabitants of Prague and the Czech Republic, but also foreign tourists. Dominant […]
November 11, 2017
Prague swans

Prague swans under the Charles Bridge

Prague swans… you can find these charmant creatures almost any time on this spot, very close to Franz Kafka Museum, Cihelna Street. It´s so much fun to feed the swans so do make sure you bring bread when you come here. The swans are very tame. There is a stunning view of Charles Bridge from there. Very relaxing place to take a deep breath, after long walks trough Prague.
October 31, 2017
Church of our Lady in front of Tyn

The Church of Our Lady before Tyn

The Church of Our Lady before Tyn The Church of Our Lady before Tyn is located in the Old Town of Prague near Old Town Square. History: The construction of The Church of Our Lady before Tyn had lasted from the mid-14th century to the first decades of the 16th century. The church is among the most artistically important churches in Prague. Its western facade asserting towards the square represents one of the most famous landmarks of Prague. Architecture: The Church of Our Lady before Tyn is built of unplastered stone blocks, plastic articles architectural and sculptural decoration are sculpted from local limestone. It’s a Gothic architecture with the disposition of a three-aisled basilica with two towers on the western facade. The northern portal is a wonderful example of Gothic sculpture from the Parler workshop, with a relief depicting the Crucifixion. The […]
October 18, 2017
Interesting facts about Prague

5 Interesting facts about Prague

5 Interesting facts about Prague you probably didn´t know about Prague / 5 Interesting facts Prague 1. Book about Mozart Prague was the first European city in which a book about Mozart was published. In 1798, just seven years after the musician’s death, František Xaver Němeček published his full-length biography, Leben des K. K. Kapellmeisters Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart, using the German “Gottlieb” instead of the Latin “Amadeus” by which the composer would later be better known. The book’s publisher was Johann Herrl. 2. Prague Castle Prague Castle is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest castle in the world (70 000 m² is equivalent to 17,297 acre or 0,027 mile²) 3. The Prague pneumatic post is the world’s last preserved municipal pneumatic post system It is an underground system of metal tubes under the wider centre of Prague, […]
August 14, 2017

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 4, 2017
beautiful Prague

The most beautiful city in the world… Prague

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 […]
May 25, 2017
Prague spires

Prague spires

Prague spires Prague spires are mentioned even in the famous nickname of Prague as a “The city of a hundred spires” or “The city of one hundred spires”. So, is it true? Has Prague got really 100 spires? This name comes from the beginning of 19th century and the author was Josef Hormayer – Czech writer. The number of spires in Prague was 103 as it was counted by Czech mathematician Bernard Bolzano. Indeed, if we look around from one of the look-out spots we can literally see a forest of towers and spires. These towers and spires embellish the numerous religious buildings as well as draw our attention to some remarkable communal buildings. The historical water-towers are also very significant in Prague’s panorama. In the past, they were essential for life in the city the same way as were […]
April 26, 2017
Municipal House Prague

Municipal House

Municipal House Prague History of the Municipal House Prague: It is one of the most famous Art Nouveau buildings in Prague. Municipal House is situated on the Republic Square (no. 5), in the neighborhood of the Powder Tower. It serves mainly ceremonial purposes. On the site of today’s Municipal House Prague was originally the residence of Czech kings, King’s Court. This complex was built around 1380. Architecture: Municipal House Prague was built in 1905-1912 on the basis of winning the architectural competition by architects Anthony Balšánek and Polivka. Decorated by the most significant Czech painters and sculptors of the early 20th century: Mikolas Ales, Karel Novak, Joseph Wenceslas Myslbek, Alfons Mucha and Jan Preisler. Its interior includes several halls, the largest of which is the Smetana Hall, serving as concert (for 1,200 listeners) Besides the concerts there are organized exhibitions and […]
April 26, 2017
Strahov Monastery - Original Baroque Cabinets, Prague

The Strahov Monastery and Library

Strahov Monastery and Library Prague Strahov Monastery is 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 Strahov 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 […]