Prague

Attractions

Charles Bridge

History of the Charles Bridge The construction of the Charles Bridge was commissioned by Charles IV, and architect Petr Parléř was in charge of the…

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Prague Castle

History of Prague Castle Prince Bořivoj founded Prague Castle around 880 and Church of the Virgin Mary was the first stone building. St. George’s Basilica…

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Strahov Monastery

History Strahov Monastery was established for followers of St. Augustine, also known as Premonstratensians. In the 13th century, the monastery was destroyed in a fire,…

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St. Vitus Cathedral

History Matthias and Arras were the original builders of St. Vitus Cathedral; however, it took more than five centuries to complete this symbol of Czech…

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St. Nicholas Church

History After the Bohemian army was defeated in 1620, St. Nicholas Church was given to the Benedictine order. Between 1870 and 1914, the church was…

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Rudolfinum

Dvořák Hall One of the largest concert halls in Prague, Dvořák Hall is a venue reserved for concerts of classical music. Unfortunately, tourists are usually…

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Prague Zoo

Pavilions African House and Indonesian Jungle are probably the most visited pavilions in the Prague Zoo, together with the Children Zoo and the Children area,…

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Prague National Theater

Construction and History The construction of the theater was funded by donations from citizens of Prague, and Prague National Theatre was just about to open…

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Prague Estates Theater

Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart worked and spent time in Prague on several occasions, creating operas that would later be performed at the Prague Estates Theater.…

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Prague Astronomical Clock

The Legend Many people believed for a long time that clock master Hanus was the author of the Prague Astronomical Clock. The legend says that…

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Church of Our Lady before Týn

History Church of Our Lady before Týn was remodeled on several occasions, and there is even a legend that says how this church inspired Walt…

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Petřín Lookout Tower

History The Czech Tourist club organized an excursion to Paris in 1891, and after seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time several members of…

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Museum of Communism

About Museum of Communism focuses on the communist regime from 1948 to 1989 and was built by an expat from America and his Czech companion.…

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Municipal House

Architecture and Decorations The Municipal House is well-known for its decorative entrance with inscriptions above that read “Resist the time wrath, Prague, as you resisted…

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Kinský Palace

Architecture Some claim that Kinský Palace was built by Anselmo Lurago, while others believe it was made by K. I. Dientzenhofer. The thing we know…

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Karolinum

History Jan Hus organized and planned revolutionary activities against the Catholic Church at the Karolinum in 1383. After Counter-Reformation won the war, it was given…

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Karlštejn

Legends of Karlštejn Castle Karlštejn Castle has many legends and according to one of them, The Prince of Brunswick on one of his visits to…

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Josefov

The Jewish Museum Most of the historical monuments in the Jewish Quarter are part of the Jewish Museum, where there are over 100,000 books and…

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Jan Hus Monument

Jan Hus Born in 1369, Jan Hus was a protestant reformer who worked at the Charles University in Prague and criticized the Catholic Church and…

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Žižkov Television Tower

Babies and Observatory In 2000, a Czech sculptor David Černý enriched the tower by adding 10 giant babies that are climbing the Žižkov Television Tower.…

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