#St. Vitus Cathedral

May 11, 2018
An e-postcard of St.Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral postcard

St vitus Cathedral Postcard  
February 6, 2018
Charles Bridge / Karlův most

Prague architecture diversity

Prague architecture diversity The greatest treasures of Prague are the architectural and artistic monuments. They are ranging in period from the Romanesque through the Gothic to the Baroque, Rococo, Classical, and Neoclassical. Prague architecture diversity… Romanesque architecture in Prague The most notable Romanesque monument is probably the 10th-century Church of St. George, behind the north wall of Hradčany. Gothic architecture in Prague To the west is its more massive successor, the basically Gothic St. Vitus’s Cathedral, the twin spires of which dominate the city skyline. Other Gothic monuments include the Týn Church on Staroměstské (“Old Town”) Square; the elegant Powder Tower, marking the former city walls in what is now the busy Příkopy shopping area; the restored Bethlehem Chapel, where Jan Hus preached in the 15th century; and the St. Agnes Convent, built in 1234 and notable for its collection of 14th-century paintings. […]
April 25, 2017
View of Prague Castle from the Charles Bridge

5 interesting facts about Prague Castle

5 interesting facts about Prague Castle 1/  The Prague castle buildings represent virtually every architectural style of the last millennium. 2/ 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 3/ The Rolling Stones paid to light the Prague Castle! The iconic rock group played one of Prague’s first international concerts […]
November 19, 2016
The entrance of St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle

St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important Czech Catholic church and landmark of Prague Castle. It is the largest and the most important temple in Prague. Apart from religious services, coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place here. The cathedral is a place of burial of several patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen and archbishops. 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 […]
October 13, 2016
Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Prague Castle Prague Castle is the most important Czech castle standing on a rocky promontory above the Vltava river in Prague. It arose from a fortified settlement founded in the 9th century. The castle was a seat of kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. For example in 1918, the castle became the seat of the president of the new Czechoslovak Republic T.G. Masaryk. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. There are many sculptures, statues, fountains, towers and gardens.   You can find there historical buildings like: Old Royal Palace It served as the seat of Czech kings and princes 10 to 16 century. Its Vladislav Hall is used for inaugurations, being the most important representative hall in the country. And there you can also find there […]
September 17, 2016
St Vitus Cathedral interieur

St. Vitus Cathedral Interieur

Stunning St. Vitus Cathedral interieur