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Horses, Hares, and Bulls on the Prague Bridge

The very first bridge on the territory of Prague was probably the wooden bridge in Klárov, where the very first house in...

Meditation Garden, 27 Executed, and State Bankruptcy in 1623

Oasis in the Beating Heart of the City If you walk down Nerudova Street from the Castle and turn...

The Dark Past of Loreto Square

Loreto Square is bordered by the Capuchin Monastery on the northern side, the Czernin Palace and its garden on the western side,...

Why Salvador Dali Kissed the Czech Sculptor’s Dirty Hands and About...

It's just a hard-to-believe story - the Czech sculptor Josef Nálepa was the first sculptor in the world whom Salvador Dali sat for and...

Květnice Garden

The perennial garden Květnice was established between the years 1935 and 1937 as part of the Rose Orchard. It is a relatively...

Invalidovna and Why It Is Worth Visiting KarlĂ­n

At the beginning of Prague's existence, the left bank of the Vltava River was more populated. One of the many reasons was...

Then the Ground Opened, and the Carriage with the Horses and...

The words of the headline are a legend about the end of the life of Princess DrahomĂ­ra, the...

And the King’s Horse Fell Dead to the Ground

The Czech proverb "To carry wood to the forest." refers to a completely unnecessary activity. In the figurative sense of the word, the adage...

A Functionalist Monument that You’ll Have to Find

There is one period in Czech history that most people highly idealize. It is the period of the First Republic, dating from 1918-1938. In...

Václav Havel Benches

Shortly after the death of President Václav Havel, Czech Ambassador to the USA Petr Gandalovič came up with the idea to build memorial sites...

Oettingen Palace

Malostranské Square and Malostranská metro station are connected by Letenská street. If you take the streetcar in the direction of the square, shortly before...

About the Threat of Bombing Prague Castle and the Curse of...

During the war, the Czech President was the lawyer Emil Hácha, who held the office with the knowledge of a voluntary sacrifice for his...

Ludwig van Beethoven and John Lennon

There is one place in Prague that is dedicated to two great musicians. Ludwig van Beethoven and John Lennon. They could not...

Miniatures of Brutalist Architecture Under the Old Castle Steps

Many people believe that the architectural style Brutalism means "brutal architecture". However, the truth is, that its name comes from the French...

Once a Baroque Fortification, Now a Café

If you take the streetcar from Malostranská metro station up to the Castle, the first tram stop is called the Royal Summer...

Portheimka, a Statue of a Snake, and a Monument to Ferdinand...

The Baroque Summer Palace Portheimka was built in 1728 for himself and his family by Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer, one of the most important Czech...

27 Executed, 28 Crosses, and One Pardon a Second Before Death

27 men were executed in the Old Town Square. On the pavement in front of the Old Town Hall, there are several rows of...

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