– Prague Towers

January 19, 2018
U Minuty House (At the Minute house) - the right one in the photo

U Minuty “At the Minute” House in the Old Town Square

“At the Minute” U Minuty House is a stunning example of the high-Renaissance architecture. Covered in ornate sgraffito decorations depicting rulers from the Hapsburg house, Greek mythology as well as references to biblical and Renaissance legends, this house is easily recognizable with such an impressive facade. The house “At the Minute”, originally a late-Gothic structure from the 15th century, was rebuilt in Renaissance style in late 16th century. The house, called “At the White Lion”, was used to be a pharmacy. A sculpture of a white lion is still there, at the corner of the building. The present name “At the Minute” means “at the diminutive”, because of the tobacco in little pieces, that used to be sold there. The writer Franz Kafka lived in the house with his family from 1889 to 1896. His three sisters Elli, Valli and […]
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 […]
April 20, 2017
Tower Park Praha

TOWER PARK PRAHA – TV TOWER

TOWER PARK PRAHA – TV TOWER Tower park Praha – TV Tower: Unquestionably the main landmark of the Žižkov district, at 216 m in height, it’s also the tallest building in the city. With a 360° view, Prague is laid out before your eyes from the viewing platform at 97 m. One entire floor is dedicated to relaxation and above all to top quality gourmet experiences. The architects Václav Aulický and Jiří Kozák designed the tower in the 1980s. Ten giant sculptures of babies by leading Czech artist David Černý crawl all over the outside of the tower. The Observatory floor consists of 3 cabins with 1 connecting room, here visitors may watch an interesting film about the history of the Žižkov Television Tower from its very beginnings up to this day. Each of the cabins is thematically different and they […]
January 19, 2017
Charles Bridge from the Bridge Tower

Interesting information about Charles Bridge

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. The 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 Old Town Bridge Tower is often […]
November 21, 2016
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Charles Bridge at night

View of the Charles Bridge from The Charles Bridge Tower.
November 14, 2016
Prague Castle and Old Town Hall Tower

Prague Castle and Old Town Hall Tower

Prague Castle  and Old Town Hall Tower on the Old Town Square, Prague.
October 14, 2016
Old Town Square

Old Town Square

Old Town Square The historic center of Prague, the Old Town (Staré Město), is where you’ll find the splendid Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí), one of the best places to begin exploring the city. The most significant square of historical Prague was founded in the 12th century and has witnessed many historical events. Beside the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Tyn dominates the square baroque Church of St. Nicholas, the rococo Kinsky Palace, a gothic palace Stone Bell House and the monumental memorial of Jan Hus. The paving of the square indicated the place of execution of 27 Czech noblemen (1621) and the Prague meridian. The area of Square is just over 9000 m². For its significance Old Town Square was declared in 1962 a national cultural monument.   The Old Town Hall The Old […]
September 17, 2016
Henry´s Tower clock

Henry´s Tower Prague

Henry´s  Tower Prague
September 17, 2016
Prague Towers - Charles Bridge Tower

Prague Towers

Prague Towers The descriptive names of “Golden Prague” and “City of a Hundred Spires” provide a hint of the nature of this metropolis, where the eyes of visitors and tourists alike are drawn upwards to the towers of the city’s many cathedrals, churches, and gateways. We recommend you to visit you these Prague towers: TV TOWER – The 2nd ugliest building in the world is offering you a unique 360 degree view of Prague from 3 cabins of an interactive Observatory at a height of 93 meters with hanging bubble chairs… PETŘÍN OBSERVATION TOWER – The Petřín Lookout Tower  is a 63.5-metre-tall steel-framework tower which strongly resembles the Paris Eiffel Tower. LESSER TOWN BRIDGE TOWER