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PRAGUE, the capitalofthe CzechRepublic, isour mostvaluablehistoricalcity reserve.i:.li??2 the hist*ricčl{*r*

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of arms.And righty so.S nce its

begnnngsPraguehasaways played an mportantroe inthe history

ofthe nation,the countryand Europe.Srncethe YiddleAges Praguehasbeenfamousas one ofthe mostbeautíuIcitesofthe

wodd,and hasbeenattrbuted adjectvessuchas "go den", "hund red spired", 'the crown oíthe wor d', ''a stonedream ' Throughoutcentures promnent personalites paidhomageto t.

W A, lYozart,L,van Beethoven,

F.f'1.Dostolevsky,A. Rodin, G'Apol|inare P |'ČqkovskJj, O. Kokoschkaandalsothe Brtisn

Queen E zabethI and Pope John Pauill professedthe r beguement

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turalbeauty,Thenatvetown is reÍJectedn the worksof]an

Neruda. Jaros av Hašek, JarosJav Sei|ert,Franz KaÍka,Ylax Brod or EgonEr.winKsch.Praguerepre sentsa uniquecollectionoí h sto ricalmonumentsdom natedby the PragueCaste whichtowers

h gh above the city lt s a spec-

Prague

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crtyis stuatedon both banksof theV|tavariverand consstsoí 6 pa .'- f6rme'. ndeperoe-- ud:anunitsunrfredn the 8th century'Theyare as |o ows:Staré |Yěsto(old Town), Joseíov (thepreservedpart ofthe fbrmer

lerisl'-onn . Looa.r pa'r o'-l.e

o d Town)' Nové lYěsto (New

Town)'Yaá Strana(LesserTown)' HradčanyandVyšehrad'Naturay

most of the h storicalmonuments,

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Ha Tówer:the PowderTowe; the O d-Town Br dgeTower; the Lesserlbwn BridgeTowerl theTower oí St.Vitus,St'Wences|as andSt Ada bert Cathedral,the PragueCaste ramp on Hradčanské náměstí,PetřÍnV ew-Towe6Letná Park- HanauerPavlron,belfryof the St'Nichoas church'Ziž<ovTV

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The oldestpreservedchurchbuildingof

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servationamong al simlar bu ldingsin Bohemia.Founded n 920 bythe Prince Vratislavl,t was rebuiltinthe l2th cen- tury'The íacadegainedits present baro. que appearance n the lTth century Outíanoingare t1e c1doe|soí Sr' ]ohn of NepomukandSt.Ludmila.St.Ludmila was the grandmother of St.Wenceslas and the ÍirstCzech Christian martyr:

Prague Castle. lts romanesque

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Prašná věž Mihu|ka (MihulkaPowderTower)

A tower - 20 m h gh,comes from the |5th century part of the castle

fortification,lt usedto serveas a gunpowderdepot,now it housesexhi-

bitions oí medieva|arts and crafts'astro|ogyand alchemy

Z|atáu|ička

(GoldenLane)

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Sma||houses bui]tin the gothic íortiícation'the

|6th century homes of castle riflemen and crafts-

FranzKafkausedto work

men.ln 1916- l9lJ in No.22.

Daliborka

FortiÍicationtower bui|tin l496 t:yBenediktRejtas a Paft of the cast|e fortiícaton' Unti| |78 | it servedas a prison'|twas givenits nameafter the Ílrst Prisoner Dal]borof Kozojedy|twas Da|ibor'sstory which was putto musicby BedřichSmetanain hisopera Da|ibor(|8ó8).

Letohráde|<krá|ovnyAnny

(QueenAnna'sSummerhouse)

The purest renaissancearchitecture

in Prague,Builtin |538 - I560 accor-

ding to the deslgn oí Pao|o del|a

Ste||a,Ínishedby architectWohlmut.

In the garden there is a Singing

Fountainwhich is worth seeing,it

is made of bell bronze and chimed

bybeadsof fallingwater;it isthe work ofTomáš Jaroš írom the years i564 -

Is68.

Míčovna (Ba||GamesHouse)

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A renalssancebuilding with graffito decoration situated in the Royal

Garden.An exhibitionand concert hall.

)ízdárna Pražskéhohradu

(thePragueCastleRidingHall)

A baroquebuildingfromthe lateI7thcentury,todaya placeof exhibitions.

Zahrady

Pražskéhohradu

(thePragueCasťeGafuens)

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The RoyalGarden

Gardens - Paradise, Hartig, On the Ramparts,On the Bastion,On the Riding HallTerrace,Upper und Lower Deer Guly and MasarykVista.As a rule the gardens are opened at IO a'm.by fanfaresíromthe

founded 534.South

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o.m.- 4 p.m.(Novemberto March) closingday

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'.' ' , <aPowderTower,Golden Lane,Daliborka)can be purchasedin

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A

lYarianpilgrimage P ace with a copy

oíthe |ta|ianSantaCasa (G,orsi'

- 627) includingalso the baroque

churchoítheNativity(K'|.Dienzenhofur;

1134- 1135).Ihe ground is encrrcled

by a coister and chapels.Tl'e soire housesa car lon wh ch consistsof 27

Loretabellswhich tune a Mariansong

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(every hour from 9 a'm' - ó p

lYost valuableis the so caled Loreta l.easure'a Co eci'on oÍsacra ob-ects lrorr Lhe óLr Lo 8r|^cenrures'_he

most famousoí these s the D amond lYonstrance adorned wlth 6 )7) diamonds.

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Opening hours:

dailye\63p!Mondays o a.m.12.t5p.mand I pm.- 4:30p.m

Strahovsl<ýk|ášter(StrahovMonastery)

Praha

http://www.strahovskyklaster,cz

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nádvoří

A PremonstratensianOrder

monasteryfounded n ll40

present

baroque shape was acquired in the latterha|foí the |7th and duringthe |8th century (. B. lYathey A, Lurago, l,I,Palliard ).Wthin the mona-

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church oí the Assumption (1143 - 1757),the Strahov picturegalery (see Galleres),the valuabe Strahov ibrarywith a large numberof medeval lluminatedmanuscripts,maps,globesandgraphcs,the baroqueTheo ogica Room ( 67| ' 1679),and the classicst Ph losophy Room ( 785 - |794) decoratedwithfrescopantingsofA, Yaultbertsch.

Opening

daily9 a.m.- 12 o.m.and I p.m.- 5 p.m.

hours:

Petříns|<ározhIedna (PetřínViewTower)

Praha

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sady

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An rontower60 m hgh,bui|tin |89| by F.Práš|on the occasionoíthe ]ubi|ee Exhibton as a free copy oíthe EiffeTower in Paris.299steps leadup to the top platform,InlYarch2002theTowerwas open againto

the pub|icaftera wide reconstruťton'

Opening hours:

daiý la a'm'

(April,Septenbe)

/ p'm.

daiý la a'm'- la p'm. (May ta August)

doilyl0 a,m' ó p'm' (actobe)

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Biudiště (Maze)

Praha

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sady

(Petřín

Park)

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A : vi].onof the former Czech Tourií's C|ub bui|tin l89 l for the

'-: ee Exhibrtion'|ater -aze md the diorama 3^a-es Bridge 1648,"

.,Prague student ío|kÍightingagainstSwedes on

transíerredto Petřín.|nsidethere is a mirror

Opening

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1 :.n.- 6 p.m.(Octobe),

l- :=: .:-s ore orgonisedby theProguelnformotionService.

Chrám sv.Miku|áše(St'NicholasCathedra|)m

Preha

http://www. psalteri u m. cz

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nám.

One of the most valuable buildings of the "Prague Baroque" period with a

dominantdome and a belfry (architectsK. Dienzenhofen

K l.Dienzenhofer;A.Lurago,

1704- 1756).Also the in-

side decoration of the church is a specimen of the high baroque style

(' L' Kracker1 K. Škréta)'

W A, Mozart played the

organ here during his stay

in Prague,

--.= .e.-t oíthe st.NicholasChurch is a|soopento the public,it ofers

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belfry:

Prague

Koste|PannyMarieVítězné

(Churchof Our LadyofVictory)

So@,

Praha

http://www. karmel.atlprag-iesu

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An early baroque buildingfrom the year 16l | , |634 - |669 rebuiltbythe Carme- lite Order The church is world-famous thanks to the Prague Bambino - Infant ]esus wax Íigure(of the Spanishorigin)' which was presented to the church by

Polp<enaof Lobkowicz ( I628).

Opening hours:

Mondoysto Soturdoys9.45 o.m.- 6 p.m., Sundoysl p'm'- ó p.m.

Va|dštejnská zahradd (Wa|lensteinGarden) 6

Praha

|, Letenská

An early baroque garden of

a strictly geometric design

built concurrently with the

Wallenstein Palace (1623

1629).Thegardenisdomi-

nated by an imposingsala terrena, worth seeing are a|soan artiícia|grotto with

stalactites and stalagmites,

a fountain with a bronze statueofvenus and a gallery

of bronze statuesby Adrian

deVries - theseare,howevenonlycastingsof the originaloneswhichwe-

re taken away by the Swedish army at the end of theThirtyYears'War:

|nthe summermonthsconcerts andtheatrepeďormancesare givenhere'

Opening hours:

doily l0 o.m.- 6 p.n. (April- October)

Va|dštejnsý

pa|ác $y'y'al|enstein Palace)

Praha

|' Va|dšteinské nám. 4

A |argepa|acearea,the írst monumenta|profane baroque bui|dingin PraguebuiltforAlbrecht oíWa||ensteinbetween |623 and |630.Today

the palacehousesthe Senatofthe Czech Republic.

Opening hours:

Soturdoys+ SundoysI0 o.m.-4.p.m.

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zahrada

(VrtbovskáGarden)

Praha

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t-a:e

-:^ . :cupturesare the work of lY, Braun.Opened afteran extensive

'e^cvalionin 1998,

baroquegarden,work of I H' Kaňkafrom around |720.The

Opening

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C o.m.- 6 p.m.(April Octobe)

Pa|ácovézahradypod Pražslqmh radem

r=. :-.a Gardensbelowthe PragueCastle)

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-3331;. Garden,Smalland Great PalffyGardens,Kolowratand Small :--r=-berk Gardens.

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-e gardensare situatedon the southernslopesbelow the Prague

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- --- s placethe rampartswere originallysituatedbut at the beginning :. :re |6th centurythis defensivesystemhas |oí its primaryimpor- ::^.e,the rampartswere then demolshed and the plotswere sold. S-bsequent|ythe vineyardsand Renaissancegardensoí the |ta|ian s:ýe arose here.

. After the Swedish devastationin |648 the gardenswere renovated, -.re Renaissancesternnesswas replaced by the Baroque adaptation

- rhe balustradeterraces with sculptures,the monumental staircases, ihe íol]ntainsand ieJs'There are beautifu|views of Ma|á Strana (the LesserTown) and city-panoramafrom the terraces.

Opening

hours:

0 a.m. 6 p.m.(April- Octobe)

Karluv most (ChadesBndge)

Praha

|, Ma|á

Strana

- Staré

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Praguebridgebui|tinthe p|aceoíthe Judita's Bridgethathad ==-:.damagedby a flood in |342.TheStoneor PragueBridge,

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řrague

since l87O calledCharlesBridge,was foundedby CharleslV in the year |357' By the |atestresearchesthe construďion Was started by Master otto and Ínishedby PeterPar|erin l4O2'Both ends ofthe bridgeare fortiÍied by towers (the Lesser Town Bridge Towers. the O|d Town BridgeTower).From |683to |928thirtysculpturesandsculpturalgroups of the saintswere gradua||yset on the bridgepiers (lY.Braun,F'M. Brokoí etc.),Thebridgeis 5 |5 meterslongand l0 meterswide.

Ma|ostranskémosteckévěže

(LesserTown BddgeTowers)

Permanent exhibition:

Praha

|, Ma|á Strana

The smallertower - the romanesque one,a relicof the]udta'sBridge,was construďed inthe |2thcenturyThe higher one is 200 years younger (1464) and its late gothic architec- ture draws upon the Par|eťso|d Town BridgeTower:

Opening

doily l0 o.m'- ó p'm. (Aprilto Octobe), c/osed(Novemberto Morch)

hours:

To |earnsomethingaboutthe bridgewhi|ebeingon it - from the hiío ry of CharlesBridge, Guided tours are organisedby the PragueIníormationService.During the summermonths(Aprilto October) a touristinformationcentreof the PragueIníormationServiceisopened here'

StaroměstskámosteckávéŽ

(OldTown BridgeTower)

Praha

l, staré Město

The entrance gate to the Charles

Bridgefrom the OldTown river bank,

the most beautifuIgate oíthe

Europe was a masterpiece of the Court Bui|dingworks'it was Í]nished

beíore|380.|tis rich|yadornedwith sculptures - coats of arms of the countries belongingto the Czech Crown underthe reignof Char|es|ý statues of St. Vitus, Charles lV Wences|as |V St.Vojtěch (Ada|bert) and Sigismund.

Gothic

Opening

--

-:

-,:

-,

hours:

,

, :- -7 p.m.(April toMoy,October), - : -. - l0 p.m.(une ta September), - :.-.- 6 p.m.(Morch), - :.*,.- 5 p.m.(Novemberto February)

Permanent

exhibition:

:i:a --:-

es Bridge- raythroughcenturies"- the pictureaboutthe astro-

ard astronomicrelationsof the orgins of Charlesbridge,

3- -+- ;oursore orgonisedby the ProguelnformotionSerwce.

KlementinUfl"l - AstronomicalTowe[Baroquelibrary.

Praha

:

|, staré Město

:':e.sive Baroquecampus- bui|tíromthe ha|fofthe |6thcentury

:

--.e .a. oíthe |8th century'lt was the Jesuit Co||ege'Nowadaysit is

.

.='.::.:"e

Nationa||ibraryand the Statetechnica|library'TheAíro-

-:.-:: o.ler and Baroque|ibraryha||are makingpart oíthis campus,

nrlhlrr

frnm

]Óon

--:

lSth centuryand was

: - - :. (- .) enzenhofferand is decorated by frescoes and portraits of

--= -r.':ant

l='::,e

hall is from the beginningofthe

members of the Jesuit Order: In 1775 the systematic

e-::':

.-

'.'ž.

cp'caland cl maticmeasurementwas startedintheAstronomical

.:.: servesLo

tl^isourposeti||today'

Opening

hours:

,'r---:,:- - :. doys2 p.m.- 7 p.m.,

----'-:.s - Sundoys,l0 o.m.-7 p.m.(March- December)

S -a:^on^rěstské náměstí rolaJbwnSouare)

.= -:!: srgniÍicantsquareof historica|Prague'|toriginatedln the |2th :=- -, -. a'd sincethenwitnessedmanyevents.Besidethe Old Town Hall

:

:.= Jhurch oí Our Lady beforeTýn (see a specia|heading)the

:

Prague

square has severalother dominants,the baroque St, Nicholaschurch (K.l' Dienzenhofeí|731 - |737),the rococo Kinskýpa|acehousingthe National Gallery exhibitionhall (see page 35),the Stone Bell house - a gothc crtypalacefrom the l4th century- now the lYunicipalGallery concert and exhibitionrooms,and the lYemodalto flaster ]an Hus sculpturedby Ladis|avŠa|oun(l9 |S)'Thevery p|acewherethe 27 Czech gentlemenwere executedon 2l June, 1621,is marked in the square pavement.ThePrague meridiancan be seen not far from there,

StaroměstskáradniceSor|oiem

(OldTownHallwiththeAstronomicalClock)

effi

Praha

|. staroměstské

nám.

I

Estab|ished|338 as the seat oí the oIdTown arrthorities.TheoIdeí gothic part of the complex which includes a tower and an oriel chapel rsrich|yoecorateowrh coatsoía.rrs. Itwas builtinthe latterhalfof the |4th centu'y lr rhe top parl o'the astro- nomical clock (early l5th century) the |2 apostlesappear every hour between 9 a.m'and 9 p'm.Theboťcom part was supplementedwith a round ca|endariuminc|udingthe signsoíthe zodiacpaintedby Josef Mánes(|865)' The eastern pseudo-gothicwing of theTown Hallwas destroyedon May 8, I945,and hasnot been rebuihyet.

Opening hours:

doilyMondoyslI o.m'-ó p'm,,TuesdoystoSundoys9 o.m'-ó p'm' (Aprilto Octobe) dailyMondoysl1 o.m.-5 p.m.,TuesdoystoSundays9a.m.-5 p.m. (November to Morch)

Guided tours ore providedby the ProguelnformottonServÍce'Ihe tourist informotioncentresituotedin thisbuildingis openedall the yeorround.

Chrám MatkyBoží předTýnem

(Churchof our LadybeíoreTýn)

Praha

|, staroměstské

nám.

The most impressivegothicsacralbuilding in Praguethe constructionof which lasted from the mid-I4th to the early |6th cen- tury,In the late lTth centurythe church interiorwas reburltr^rhe baroque style. Itsinterestingdecorationsincludevaluable

:'ague

ai.arcaintingsby Kare|Skrétaanda tombstoneoíthe astronomerTycho ce Brahe'At Present renovationoía part ofthe nterioris in progress.

1^

>tr e

n.

Týnsý

,

if n'evin

r<lvnrdered.

dvůr- Unge|t irynYard)

Cle

of the p acesoí a greathistorica|va|ue.A b|ockof housesamong

:.e

.l^s.á' Štuparls.áand |,1a|áStupartskásLreeLs'ILwas probao|y

eraÓ'lshed in the l Ith centurya|ready'origina||ya íortÍledmerchant

.:.:

tne dJT/ or goods ca||edunget í||.ewho|eareawas given

was co||ected'Tracesoí a I importantarchltectura|sty|esthat

.::::-ed n Praguecanbe foundin Ungelt,Themost mportantburding

: -.: G-anovsý Pa|ace one oíthe bestpreservedrenassance jewe||s in

:

-e. Jetweenthe yearsI e84 and |996thewholeareawasthoroughy -:-: .=:ed.Todayrtrsusedasa culturzl,shoppngandadministrativecentre.

--. : .:me) ^aere

-

^^^.^., D-^^,,^rewish Town

-9J)cilJV

-

|lašuEJ!

: ::,=: .ac< 'Lo the |3thcenturybutitspresentappearanceismanlythe -=- ,- .: ' last redeveoDmentactionundertakenbetween |893 - |9 |3,

]. ' ' -:'l rrost signiíicantbu ldingswere saved,the |ivingtestlmonyoí i-] . Sitr.: oí Prague Jews which |astedfor many centuries'Yetthese :' :.==.'o.mthe beí preservedcomp|exoíJewishhistoricalmonu-

-:

j

.

1e ďhoe LUroPe'E'cepLthe od-New

a*iich

Mrrccrrm

S)nagogueŤheya.e

S-a.onová synagoga (o|d-NewSynagogue)B

Praha

-- -

.

--:

.- ----

-

'

.

.

--:

|, Červená

2

^----rl

I r rnra

lt rnr:5

.: ? ear|l polhic ív|e

n

?.rentrvard.chly

-

:,

.,orework

Also

-i -:::'urnisl^ings (goLhic

': -:-:-

-on

g'ill.

arc

wrorght

anrier1

'o lhe nreqenl d)v< it

. rorrce oI n.aver and

<'n:onot

tp

nf

rňe

:-

-=

_=,'u shcommunlty,

 

Opening

 

hours:

.

-

i, :::: Soturdaysand Jewish holidoys9.30a.m.- 6 p.m

:

- :

,

:

Ln. (Apnlro Acraber):

:.

:::

So,udoysand Jewish

5

p.m

:

'

:

'

) Ln. (NorembertoMorch)

Prague

Zidovské muzeum (ewishlYuseum)

Praha

|'

U

Staré

ško|y

I

http://www.iewish

museu

m.cz

The followingsightsare open to the public:

StarýŽidovsýhňritovrem

/í)|r]

|arntich í-emctcrv\

 

Praha

|, Široká

3

Establ shed

 

in the

mid- l5th

century

it

served

as

a

burial

site till

1787. Among

l1

II

nn^

UUU gOTnC,

^^+L-

.enarssalLe ano oarooue

-^^^l^-^^-^

^

tombstones are

]ehuda

also those

of

Rabb

Lów (|609) and Yiordechai|Yaisel

(r60r).

Pinkasovasynagoga(PinkasSynagogue)

Praha

|, široká

3

Permanentexhibition:A memora| to 77 797 victms oí the Naz hoLocaust'Drawingsoíthe chi|dreníromTerezínconcentrationcamP'

Maiselova synagoga(MaiselSynagogue)

Praha

l.

Maiselova

l0

EBB

Permanentexhlbition:Thehistoryoíthe 'Jews ln Bohemiaand Yloravia íromthe beginnng of co|onzationtilLthe beginningof emancipaton'

K|ausovásynagoga(KlausSynagogue)

Praha

|, U starého

hřbitova

4

Permanentexhibt on: ]ewish customsandtraditions,

obřadní síň(Ceremonia|HalI)

Prague

|, U Starého hřbitova

3a

Permanentexhibition:]ewishcustomsandtraditions-The Fow of Lfe

Spaně|skásynagoga(SpanishSynagogue)

Prague

|'Vězeňská

|

WW

Permanentexhibrtjon;Historyof the ]ews tnBohemiaand Yoraviasince the r emancrpationuntilnow

I

-- =1,= -

-

Opening

:.

hours:

. ex.ept Saturdaysond jewishholidays9 a.m. 4 p.m (onuary - Morch)

,

ex.ept Soturdaysand ]ewish holidoys9 o'm'- ó p'm'

'^.:rti to 29 October),doilyexceptSoturdoysond Jewish holidays

. :.-.

4:3ap.m.(31 Octoberta December)

Prašná brána

(PowderTower)

Praha

l'

Na

Příkopě

:

^'o--menial

entrance

to

the

Old

:

-.

:'

'

. by Matě1 Re1sekin the goth|c

475. Once

it served

9th century it

:

:

' ' 1:

:

::-.epoi.

:-

as a gun-

Inthe ate

lv

]' Ď4ocken

Opening

.

.

hours:

'

-

an. lAPn

:

Permanent

' .:.a*)er

-

:

to Morch)

exhibition:

,o a.robet).

.,

':

::

-

:'e organisedby the Prague

-::.

i:',ice.

]

:::.Í

dům 1vunicipal House)

Praha

|, nám.

RepubIiky

5, httP://www.obecnidum.cz

KW

An

|905- |9l i (A' Ba|šáneko. Po|ívka)on the

sPotoítheíormerklng'sCourt'a seatofthe |<ngsoí Bohema from the end oíthe |4th

centurytill i438.Therich interiorand exte- rior decoration is worl< of A. |4ucha' l'1.Švabnský ']' V |'4ys|bek,etc'The monu mental SmetanaConcert Hall forms the cent.eoíthe oui|dingoeingthe p|aceo. the |1|ernatona|lY.LsicFestva' Pražské ]aro (PragueSpring),other concertsand impor-

tant socal events.Gu ded tours

phone227002 100.andtheinouirycertre

Inqurles

art-nouveau building constructed tn

of obecnídům'

:-

Praha

=.lská kaple (BethlehemChape|)

EM

|'

Bet|émské

nám.

: - J9 for sermons in the Czech languagelYaster lan Hus

: --e.e between l4O2

:. -esu.is. In 1786t was puled down.Inthe years1950- 1952 :.:^e origina|chape|wasereťredon the site(archtect ]' Fragner)'

142. ln 166l alteredto a catholrc

Opening

dolly except Mondoy daily except Monday

hours:

la a.m

tO o,m.

63A p.m.(April to October),

5.30 p.m.(November to Morch)

Praor re

Guided tours are organised by the Progue lnfarmotian Service

Stavovsi<édivad|o (Estates

Praha

http://www,nd.cz

|, ovocný

trh

I

A b- ding ;n t|.e sry|eoí c'ass.c.sn

constructedin l78l - 1783,world

famous for the ílrst peďormance of

W A. lYoza'ts opera Do" Giovanni

(October )9, 1787),From 1799 the theatre belongedto the Czech Estates. On 2 | December;1834,the song ''Kde domov můj''(Whereismy home) whlchlaterbecamethe Czech natonal anthemwas for the Ílrsttime presen- ted on this stage.Todaydrama,opera and ba||etare períormedhere.

Rudo|Ílnum

Praha

|, nám.

Jana

Pa|acha

I

wffi

A neo-renaissancebuiding construťtedln |87ó - |884 (by archteďs

)'ZÍrek,)' Schu|z),origina||ydesignedíor a piťturegalery,col|ectionsof

antiquitiesand concerts.Inthe years l9l8 1938and 1945- 1946it housedthe NationalAssemblyand the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra íoundrtsseatthere in |946'The malnha] the Dvořák Ha||- is wor|d famous as a place where the concerts of the Prague Spring musc festivaltake place every yean

t9

\árodní divad|o

(NationaiTheatre)

Praha

h tt p://www.

|, Národní

n d. cz

2

wffi

Pomníksv'Václava

(St.WenceslasMemoriai)

Praha

|,VácIavské

 

náměstí

l-fe.té.l n

r9r)

hc

\.|

Ď| |.,

.-mĎ-<

t on isthe work oí.]'V Mys bek'The bronze e1llAť. l^.: tp n|.l.e D.^rpWences|as

i

Czecl' rariora pdL'or sdi'lLs.SL. Luom a.

SI

(Ada bert).

oí Lne [o-r

.

.pl

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t/

|hp

Aoncc

'.rros

;nn

Prnrnnir -

S

(t

\/ailérh

Pr:

or re

Novoměsts|<áradniCe íNew,TownHa||)

Praha

2, Kař|ovo

nám.23

:

--: ':^:ssancebuildingerectedln 1868- lSBl asa resultofa vast .:':.:

:. ection (archltect )'Ztek)' Reopenedin |8B3 aftera Íre ,. Scrr z).Theoutsde and rnsidedecorationwas competed by

NationalTheatregeneration- |Y'A|eš,F'Ženíše(VHynas,

:.

."-- --=

=

-.: :

'

:

ne

:r: Tr- Na-onal 'hear.e is Ll-eouLsrar-d^gCzec^stagea.d

- :: -.- I : -o- ,is-so' d'arra.ope'a and oa eLpeJor-a1ces

' 1-tr ."lUm

ffiW

A gothc compex of buidingsfrom the late |4th and eary |5th centures,rebuih in the renaissancestyle tn the 6th

century lt contans a tower with Our LadyChape,two gothrchaliswith r bbed vauts and a renaissancehaJ. During 377

- |7B4the seatoíthe NewTown author ties'on 30th Ju|y' |4I9'the sceneoíthe deíenestratonof the Catho|lca|dermen bythe PragueHussiteswhrchmarkedthe

Praha

 

bpon

o n.

l-c r]rr.si|prc'o'íon'

|,Že|ezná

- ovocný

trh

 

Opening

hours:

:

-'

. : :- --. =.=: a argeassemby ha||whlch s usedíorspeca

- r:

:

--:

:

':]

:. :.:

].

:-

.

: ^ centuryth s extensve b ock of buiidingshousesChares .re oldestunirlerstyn the CentralEurope'on the Írst

celebrations

.:.?1o.es etc')'T'ebaroque{acadqsd es'T oÍtte relo

:re year |7l8'Thereisa ga|leryon the groundÍloor:

thetower- doilyexceptMondaysla a.m. 6 p.m.(Moyto Septembe), halls duringexhibitionsdoilyexceptMondayslA a m.- 5.30p.m.

\/,,x^l---,-{

v

/)c;t

lt d\J

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,^

-:-

. sS<a VeZ

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|ieldfii5|aáTower)

Praha

'1

.-

|' Jindřišská, http://www.jindrisskavez.cz

=

:':re lategothicstye (l4n

- 1416)builtasa separatebefry

:' .: :. -.:.e'Afterthe

íre rn 745 t was adaptedn the baroque

i:

:

:-:

-

37Osrebutt n a gothicstyle(architectYocl.erl.Thecock

r-

r.:

:'

.,rh iwo cmbaionsis dated n 57f.After the extensive

:]-.:.--

 

]. tne tower Was open íor pubJc in 2002'Th s highest

.1-: :.1

 

:

:. i n Pragueis66 m highandhasteníloors'|t s possib|eto

 

:1

.:''. c.Pragueíromthe cornerturretsandvist herethe caíé'

:':

:-

-:-aurantwth a viewthe exhibiton andshoppngpremses,

 

-.

Opening

 

hours:

:

.

'' ::,, B a.m

9 p.m.,Soturdays,Sundaysl 0 a,m. 9 p.m.

Praha

h tt p://www.

2,V

Pevnosti

159/5b,

p rah a'vyse

h rad.

c z

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<Ait

+Áa

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^r6nr

pr nces rne regenoary PrlncessLibušeandthe Ílrst Pzemyslides- on ths h L In fact, howevertth s fort hadnot beenfoundeduntil

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datesbackto the mid- |Oth century,Inthe latterhaf of the I lth and n the 2th

renÍr rr"\/včchr:rJ rl<pd +n he thp Puemvclrdpc nrinrcc'

kdgue

rrnin residencewhich brought about a generous buildingactivitywithin

its walls.Among noteworthy sightsthere are the precious romanesque

rotunda of St.l4artin,the gothic church of St.Peter and Paul (in the late

l9th century rebuilt in the neogothicsty|e),the Vyšehradcemetery used

as a buria|srte oí the Czech outstandíngpersona|itiessince |869 with

a co||eďjvetomb called S|avín,the undergroundcasemateshousing the originals of several baroque statues from the Charles Bridge.The Vyšehradsite is open the who|e day

Opening hours:

doiý 9.30 o,m'- 6 p.m,(Aprilto octobel, dotly9.30 o.m.- 5 p.m.(Novemberto March)

Pomník )ana ZiŽI<yzTrocnova

+,-,

6u ŽlzuaofTrocnovMemoria|)

Praha

3'Vítkov

The equestrian statue of the Hussite leader created according to

B' Kafta's mode|,cast in |946 and erected in |95O.|t is liíed as the

biggestbronze equestrianstatue by UNESCO.

Břevnovsý k|ášter;Benedik|inské arciopatstvísv.Vojtěchaa sv.Markéty

(Břevnov MonasteryBenedictineArchabbey

of Stvofech

(Adalbert) and St,Margaret)

Pnha

ó, l.tarkétská |' httP://www.brevnov'cz

A r.bnastery establishedin 993 by the Prince Boleslavll and the bishop

,@těch

5t-Margaretchurch,convent and prelate house from l7O8 - 1745 (built

:1.K l.Dienzehoíer)representsthe baroque ý|e at its best'

(Ada|bert). Today's appearance of the

premises inc|uding

Tours:

sm,fÚqÁ' Sundoysl0 o.m',2 p'm',4 p'm' (April octobe) Sdnidct,s Sundoysl0 o.m.,2 p.m.,(November- Morch)

c,sseo Easrer:Christnas

Prumys|oý

Prah.7,Yýstaviště

pa|áC (|ndustria|Palace)

&l9na1ý buih as a pavi|ionfor the .|ubilee Exhibitionin l 89 |.one of the ."nstyďuab|e art-nouveauhjstoricalmonumentsin Prague.Thestee|arch st.Eů'e is 238 meters |ongwith 5 | ineters hightower in the midd|e'The palace is accessibleduring exh bitions,trade fairsand other events.

Ctěnice- Cast|e

Praha 9, Bohdanečská | origina||ya Gothic citade|was foundedin the midd|eoíthe |4th cen- tury/,now it is beingreconstructed,Permanentexhibitionof old carriages, gigs' íage-coaches and other coaches from the |8th' |9th and from the beginning oí the 2oth century Exposrtion on the reconstruction of castle.

Opening hours:

Saturdoys + Sundaysl0 o.m.- 6 p.n. (April,Moy,Octobe) daily l0 a.m.- 6 p.n. (uly to Septembe),

)pecrmensoTarcnrTefiuratsTyres

r

r

'

(-

'

I'r

|

I

I 000

years

of development

presented

Prague

with

the

most

beautifuI

historical

monuments

a|l

architectural

styles:

Romanesquestyle

BasiIicaofSt' George (PragueCast|e) . Rotunda ofSt. Martin $/yšehrad)

. Ho|y Cross Rotunda (Karoliny Svět|é) .

(Na Rybníčku) . basementofthe houseNo' 22213in Řetézovástreet

Rotunda of St. Longinus

Gothic style

convent oí St'Agnes of Bohemia (U lYi|osrdných) . old-New Synagogue

(Červená) .

St.Wences|as'andSt'VojtěchsCathedra| . easternpart ofthe Prague Cast|e . PowderTower (Na Příkopě) . Church of our Lady beforeTýn (Staroměískénám')

Char|es Bridge with the

bridge towers

.

St' Vitus'

Renaissance

Queen Anna Summerhouse(Mariánskéhradby) . windows of the VladislavHall (PragueCastle,Old RoyalPaiace) . BallGames Hall inthe Royal Garden (Prague Castle) . Schwarzenberg Pa|ace (Hradčanské nám.2) . the House U minuty(Staroměstskénárn')

Baroque

Wa||enstein Pa|ace (Va|dštejnskénám')

.

St. Nicho|as Church

(|4a|ostranskénám.) . Loreta (Loretánskénám' 7) . St. James Church

(Ma|áŠtupartská) .

troja Cast|e(UTrojskéhozámku)

Rococo

Kinský Palate (Staroměstskénám' (Na Příkopě|O)

!2)

Sylva-Taroucc Palace

Classicismand Empirestyle

Estates Theatre (ovocný trh

Příkopě 22)

.

(Na

. HybernianPa|ace(nám.Repub|iý)

| )

front of the Slovansý

House

.

Church oí the Ho|y Cross (Na Příkopě 16)

kague

Historicism

St Peter and Pau|Church syšehrad) . St.Ludmila Church (nám.|Yíru)

. Naťona|Theatre (Národní rřÍda)) . National Museum frác|avské nám.68) . Rudo|Íinum (nám.JanaPa|acha)

Arc-Nouveau style

|4unicipa|House (nám.Republiý 5) . Evropa Hote| fráclavské nám.25)

. PďížHote| (near obecní dům) . Main Rai|wayStation - the o|d bui|.

ding frVilsonova.) . Topič house (Národní tř 9) (Výstaviíě - Exhibitiongrounds)

.

|ndustria|Pa|ace

Cubism

Black Madonna House (Ce|etná 34) . Adria Pa|ace (Národní tř / Jungmannovo nám.) . ČsoB bui|ding(Na Poříčí24) . residentia|bui|- ding in Neklanova street 30 . trip|ex house on Rašínovonábřežínear

Vy'-hradslcýtunneI

FunďonaIism

BarardoyTerraces (Barrandov)

Trade

FairPa|ace(Duke|sých hrdinů47)

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Entrancefees

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