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Top 10 places in Prague
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It is one of the most beautiful places in Prague. A first stone bridge crossed the Vltava at this point, the Judith Bridge, built in 1172 and destroyed by a flood in 1342. The construction of the new bridge began in 1357 during the reign of Charles IV and ended around 1400. This was the Only bridge... Read more
In 1475 a magistrate of Prague began to build this 65 m tower to offer it to King Vladislav II Jagellon, less to defend the city than to embellish the neighboring royal castle. This tower was to be richly decorated; But its construction was interrupted in 1484, when the king was driven out of the... Read more
One can only remain silent of admiration before this magnificent place, surrounded by so many masterpieces, which arouse a strong emotion. It also offers a concentrated history of art: the Church of Our Lady of Týn built under Charles IV is Gothic, as well as its neighboring school, the church of... Read more
In this place, from the 11th century onwards, a Romanesque church existed: it had been built for foreign merchants. It was replaced in 1256 by a church in primitive Gothic style and was again rebuilt during the 14th century. And until 1511, to make it evolve towards the late Gothic style.... Read more
The hill of the Castle, which represents a natural defense, was already occupied towards - 2500, in the Neolithic, by a civilization producing a cordated ceramic and using the copper. There are traces of a first fortified enclosure dating back to the ninth century, built at the same time as the... Read more
The first clock was built around 1410 by Mikulás of Kadan and Jan Sindel, the latter being a professor of mathematics at the University of Prague: it included the clock and astronomical dial, with earth, central and motionless, sun and The moon turning around her, all on a background of signs of... Read more
In 925, Duke Wenceslas I received a relic of Saint Guy and built a rotunda to shelter it. In 1060, Prague becomes bishopric and the rotunda is replaced by a Romanesque church of 70 m long. In 1344, Prague became an archbishop and the construction of the Gothic cathedral began: Mathieu d'... Read more
Albert of Wallenstein had a dazzling rise: appointed general of the imperial armies in 1623, at the time of the war of 30 years, he became prince in 1625, then duke of Friedland in 1627 and duke of Mecklenburg in 1629, thanks to his military successes. Then Ferdinand II, worried about his... Read more
In 1796 Count Sternberg founded the Patriotic Society of the Friends of the Arts, then in 1800 the Academy of Fine Arts, then finally the Society of the Patriotic Museum. The idea was to promote both the arts and the Czech nation as opposed to the Austro-Hungarian empire. At first, the museum,... Read more
It was built from 1669 to 1691 by Jean Baptiste Mathey for the Counts of Sternberg. The body of the palace, rather sober, is of the style of the villas of the Italian Renaissance. The large double staircase, on the other hand, is richly decorated with 20 sculptures, part of which is by Johann and... Read more
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