of the Bohemian princes and kings, now of the President of the Republic.
Originated in c. 880. Royal Palace (Romanesque and Gothic) with
Vladislav Hall (B. Ried, 1502), the Old Diet (Renaissance) and the
Church of All Saints (Gothic and Baroque), Louis Wing (Early Renaissance),
Spanish Hall and the Gallery, the Black, Daliborka and Mihulka towers,
The Golden Lane, St George´s Basilica (Romanesque), the Cathedral
of St Vitus (Gothic, its western part Neo-Gothic), the Picture Gallery
of Prague Castle, St George´s Convent (Gothic with Baroque
adaptations), Lobkovicz Palace (Renaissance and Baroque), the Royal
Garden with Renaissance Ball-Games Court and the Royal Summer Palace
of the Bohemian princes and kings founded in the 10th century. Rotunda
of St Martin (Romanesque, 11th cent.), Chapter Church of SS Peter
and Paul, Baroque fort and 17th cent. casemats, Vyšehrad cemetery
and Slavín Vault, the tomb of important personalitis of the
The oldest Prague
bridge founded by Charles IV in 1357 and built by P. Parler in High
Gothic style. Two Malá Strana bridge towers, the Old Town
bridge towers, 30 statues and statuary of seints dating from the
Old Town Square
The oldest and
most important square in historic Prague dating from from the 12th
cent. Its dominant feature is the Old Town Hall (prob. 1299) with
its tower, oriel chapel (2nd half 14th cent.) and the Astronomical
Clock (bef. 1410). Church of Our Lady before Týn (Gothic,
14-15th cent.), Týn School (Gothic and Renaissance), House
at the Stone Bell (Gothic), Golz-Kinský Palace (Rococo),
church of St Nicholas (Baroque, K.I. Dientzenhofer), House At the
Minute (Renaissance), Jan Hus monument (L. Šaloun, 1915).
of the oldest university in Central Europe, founded by Charles IV
in 1348 (Gothic building re-built in Baroque style with 20th cent.
St Agnes Convent
convent of the poor Clares and Minorite monastery, founded 1233-1234
by Václav I and St Agnes. The most important Early Gothic
building in Prague.
Jan Hus preached here 1402-1412, cradle of the Bohemian Hussite
Theatre of the Estates
Neo-Classical theatre building from 1781-1783. Czech performances
were given here from 1785. First performance of Mozart´s Don
Giovanni in 1787.
building erected 1868-1881 from funds collected among the people
(arch. J. Zítek) and re-built after a fire (1881-1883, arch.
Neo-Renaissance building by arch. Schulz (1885-1890), seat of the
most important scientific and cultural institutions of the Czech
National Revival, founded 1818.
St. Nichola´s Church
a Gothic church (from 1283) stood on this site. From 1704 to 1756,
it was rebuilt as the seventy nine metre high Baroque church of
today, becoming a dominant monument on the Small Town Square.
Loretta facade (built according to Kilian Ignac Dienzenhofer´s
design) dates back to bettwen 1720 and 1722. In the clock tower,
a carillon which plays a Marian Song was installed in 1694.
unique and very bright renaissance construction. Ferdinand I. had
it built for Queen Ann between 1535 and 1563. The fountain was cast
by Tomáš Jaroš from Brno according to a model by
St. Wencesla´s Monument
creation of sculptor Myslbek dating from 1912. The sculpture of
St. Wenceslas, (on horseback), is surrounded by sculptures of St.
Ludmila, Agnes, Prokop and Vojtech.
of the few remaining pieces of the Gothic defences of the Old Town.
It was begun by Vladislav of Jagellon in 1475 and after being destroyed
by a Prussian cannonade in 1799, reconstructed and finished by Josef
Mocker between 1875 and 1886.
is the oldest surviving synagogue in Central Europe. Parts of it
date from the second half of the thirteenth century. In the eighteenth
century, a low-ceilinged extension for women was built. The synagogue
is still used for religious purposes.
Old Town Hall
town hall was established in 1338 by the addition of a seventy-meter
high tower to a burgess house. On the south side of the tower, Nicholas
of Copenhagen placed a astrological clock in 1410.
St. Ludmila´s Church
built from 1888 to 1893 in a pseudo-gothic style according to Josef
Mocker´s plans. On the main portal is a relief of Christ with
St. Wenceslas and Ludmila by sculptor Myslbek.
built according to the Eiffel Tower in Paris on the occasion of the Country´s
Anniversary Exhibition in the year 1891. We can ascend the 299 steps to
reach a height of 60 m. There is a mirror labirynth in close proximity
of the watchtower.
New Town Hall
originally a Gothic building from the year 1378, it was reconstructed
in the Renaissance style several times. The building of the Town
Hall contained offices and a prison, the wedding room and the cultural
rooms were built additionally in the year 1418. The tower dates
the year 1456.
This Benedictine Church "Na Slovanech" with the church
of Our Lady was established by Charles IV. in 1374. In 1796, two
baroque towers were added. They were destroyed in an air-raid in
1945 and replaced by the present ones in 1969.
castle was the first Czech building project of King Charles IV.
In 1348 the king commissioned the construction with the original
purpose of having a place of rest, however, later on the castle
served for the safe-keeping of the Czech crown jewels and those
of the Roman Empire and as such it became a symbol of the Czech