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    Church of St. Nicholas in Lesser Town
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    Male namesti

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 24, 2013

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    Town houses in the Gothic style usually had porticoes in the ground floor, such an porticoe under Dum u Minuty leads to Male namesti (Small Square). Male namesti is marked by its ornate fountain and the Baroque structures the surround it. One or two buildings, however, has a Rococo styled facades.
    Kašna na Malem namesti - the fountain, in the central position of the square, is work of the court locksmith Joerg Schmidhammer from 1560. The hand-made polychrome grille is a true masterpiece. It is decorated with ornaments and angel figures on the grille edges. The poppy-head top received the Bohemian Lion in the 17th century.

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    Namesty Republiky

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 24, 2013

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    Namesty Republiky is busy square, people don't stop here just passing by to reach other city destinations. It is also busy because of its metro station, which is one of the most important city station and subway hub of Prague. It is not much visited by the tourists either, expect if serving as a meeting point....

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    Obecni Dum

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 21, 2013

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    Obecni dum (The Municipal House) is one of the most attractive city sights, located right next to the Prašna brana (Powder Gate). It was built from 1905 to 1912 on the site where used to stand the Royal Court Palace of Bohemian kings. In 1485 the king's property was abandoned and demolished in the early 20th century.
    The building was designed by the architects Osvald Polivka and Antonin Balanšek in Art Nouveau style. Over the main entrance is a mosaic called "Homage to Prague" by Karel Špillar. On the both sides of the entrance we find allegorical sculptures representing "The Degradation of the People" and "The Resurrection of the People", work of Ladislav Šaloun. Over the entrance is beautifully designed glass dome.
    Some of the most prominent Czech artists, such as Alfons Mucha, Jan Preisler and Max Švabinsky decorated the interiors of the building, which today is used as concert hall, ballroom, civic building and the location of several bars and restaurants.

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    Knights of the Cross

    by solopes Updated Dec 20, 2013

    This wonderful square, dominated by the Baroque church of St. Francis, is located by Vltava, close to Charles bridge.

    Opened in the 19Th century, the Baroque style was preserved in most buildings, including the gallery of the Knights of the cross, and was embellished with a statue of St. Wenceslas and a monument honoring Charles IV.

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    Best Views of Prague

    by kris-t Updated Oct 29, 2013

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    From the Prague Castle and Letna Park you can see beautiful grounds and buildings and the panaromic views from these places are probably the best to be had in Prague.

    Another fantastic view of Prague is opening from Strahov Monastery.

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    Walk around Hradcany

    by kris-t Updated Oct 2, 2013

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    Hradcany (area of 1.5 sq km, a part of Prague 1 and Prague 6, next to Lesser Town) promises an unforgettable cultural experience. The area of Hradcany is rich in elaborate historical buildings, monuments, gardens and romantic little streets. Hradcany includes many precious historical and cultural landmarks and is home to Prague Castle.

    Hradcany was founded as an independent town around 1320 by the Highest Burgrave Hynek Berka from Dube. In 1598 Hradcany became a royal town and in 1784 it merged with Prague.

    Some of Hradcany landmarks:
    - Archbishop's Palace
    - Royal Garden
    - Schwarzenberg (Lobkowicz) Palace
    - Cernín Palace
    - Plague Column of Virgin Mary
    - Monument of Jan Masaryk
    - Tuscany (Thun-Hohenstein) Palace
    - Loreta
    - Strahov Monastery
    - Martinic Palace
    - Hradcany Town Hall
    - Chotek House
    - Hradcany barraks
    - At the Golden Tree
    - At the Blue Star
    - At the Three Yellow Roses
    - Group of statues of St. John of Nepomuk
    - At the Golden Ship, At Demartinis
    - At the Golden Lion
    - Hospital of St. Elizabeth
    - A Wide Court
    - Small Chernin House
    - Vrbna Palace
    - At the Press
    - At the Golden Apple
    - Dietrichstein Palace
    - Radnieni stairs
    - Church of Assumption of Virgin Mary
    - Capuchin Monastery

    Do not miss looking around this great Prague quarter.

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    Charles Bridge museum

    by kris-t Updated Sep 30, 2013

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    Find out more about the mediaeval construction of the Charles Bridge - a unique historical sight and one of the symbols of Prague.

    You will also unravel the truth about the recent Charles Bridge repairs.

    Entry fees: 150.00 Czk

    You can buy the 4-in-1 ticket. Its price includes the cruise through Prague Venice, entrances to the Charles Bridge Museum, Museum of Alchemists and the Mysteriae Pragensis Museum.
    Adults 380,00 Czk
    children 250,00 Czk

    Museum open:
    Summer season - May to September
    Monday to Sunday
    between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

    Winter season - October to April
    Monday to Sunday
    between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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    The statue of Karel IV

    by croisbeauty Updated Sep 30, 2013

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    Karel IV (Charles), born Wenceslaus, (1316-1378) was the second king of Bohemia, from the House of Luxembourg, and the first king of Bohemia to become Holy Roman Emperor. In 1347, after his father King John died at the Battle of Crecy, Charles was crowned King of Bohemia.
    Charles IV rebuilt the city of Prague onthe model of Paris, where he was resident for several years at the court of his uncle King Charles IV of France. He also established Novo Mesto (the New Town) and the university of Prague in 1348.
    His reign was characterized by a transformation in the nature of the Empire and is remembered as the golden age of Bohemia. Charles also organized the states of the empire into peace-keeping confederations. King Charles IV made Prague the imperial capital and was a great builder in the city. In the present Czech Republic he is still regarded as "otec vlasti", pater patriae or father of the country. He was great lover of art and literature and corresponded with Petrarca, great Italian poet and invited him to visit his residence in Prague.
    The monumental bronze statue of Charles IV was designed by Arnost Haehnel. The pedestal is adorned with allegories of four faculties: theology, medicine, law and philosophy.

    the statue of King Charles IV

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    Hradcany - Loreto (Loreta)

    by kris-t Updated Sep 29, 2013

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    This remarkable Baroque historic monument is a place of pilgrimage with captivating history.

    Enjoy this picturesque view from the terrace of the Czernin Palace, Hradcany.

    27-bell carillon plays a Marian song 'We Greet You a Thousand Times' (every hour from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). and a beautiful sound ringing around the courtyard outside.

    Opening hours:

    Winter (1st November - 31st March)
    Mon - Sun 9:30 - 12:15 a. m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p. m.

    Summer (1st April - 31st October)
    Mon - Sun 9:00 - 12:15 a. m. and 1:00 - 5:00 p. m.

    Entrance fee (covers the entrance to the whole premises including the Treasury and the seasonal Exhibitons):
    adults CZK 130.-
    students CZK 100.-
    family (2 adults + children under 15) CZK 270.-

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    Child Friendly Prague

    by AngeloFabbricatore Written Sep 27, 2013

    Prague is child friendly city. There are a lot playgrounds, child friendly restaurant and places where the kids could play.
    See the web page:
    http://www.praguest.cz/index.php/en/categories/child-friendly

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    Old Water Tower

    by croisbeauty Updated Sep 25, 2013

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    Staromestska vodarna (Old Town Water Tower) stands on the right bank of the Vltava River, on the place called Novotneho lavka (Novotny Footbridge). It used to supply the Old Town's fountains with water. The original tower, which date back to the beginning of the 14th century, was made of wood but its construction has been damaged by fire many times because the workers in the tower used to use open fire to melt frozen water in the pipes during winter. The other damages were caused by floods and icebergs.
    The current look of the tower is from 1577 and 1878 when it got another floor and the town clock. The Water Tower served its purpose until 1880.

    The Old Town Water Tower

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    Little Quarter Towers and Gate

    by croisbeauty Updated Sep 24, 2013

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    There are two towers on the left bank of the Vltava River, the higher one is called Bridge Tower and the smaller and older one is call Judith's Tower. Originally there were two small Romanesque towers in a pair which belonged to old Judith's Bridge, which fall down in the 14th century.
    The higher tower was finished in 1464, in a Gothic style, as a copy of the Old Town Tower Bridge, but less decorated and less symbolic.
    Both towers in Mala Strana side are connected by the 14th century Gothic gate which is decorated with the coat of arms.

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    Grand Prior's Mill

    by croisbeauty Updated Sep 24, 2013

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    Grand Prior's Mill is situated in a small artificial channel called Čertovka (the Devil's Stream), which is separating Kampa Island from Mala Strana. The mill is out of use and now representing only an touristic attraction. There is a story about Čertovka, it says that was named after a sharp-tongued woman who lived in the neighborhood. The mill was built in the early 13th century but now completely restored.

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    Velkoprevorske namesti

    by croisbeauty Updated Sep 24, 2013

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    This relatively small square in the shadow of the Karluv Most (Cgarles Bridge), called Velkoprevorske namesti (Grand Priory Square), is the heart of Kampa Island. Kampa or Na Kampe, is an island in the central part of Prague, on the side of Mala Strana. The Charles Bridge crosses its northern side and is actually connected to the island. Kampa is separated from Mala Strana by a narrow artificial channel called Čertovka (Devil's Stream).
    Kampa is an oasis of calm, romantic and charm, a place where locals picnic with friends or walking with their sweethearts. It earned the nickname among locals who call it The Venice of Prague. Kampa and its main square is a perfect place for spending quiet and enjoyable evening in one of bars around.

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    CHURCH OF ST. IGNATIUS LOYOLA

    by balhannah Written Sep 20, 2013

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    I must admit, I became 'churched out" in Prague! There were so many Churches and everyone I looked at was beautiful.
    I came across the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on my last day. It's the Jesuit Church of the New City. This beautiful Church was built between 1658 & 1670, and has adjacent Chapels. On top of the roof, is a statue of Saint Ignatius of Loyola illuminated, dating from 1671.

    It is possible to attend a Latin Mass with Gregorian choir every Sunday at 11am.

    The website has a photo of the inside of the Church

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