Tagged: dials

Prague astronomical clock

Prague Astronomical Clock (Orloj)

The exact authorship of the mediaeval clock (‘orloj’) in Prague’s Old Town Square is confused, but it seems to have been the result of a collaboration between Mikuláš of Kadaň and Jan Šindel, an astronomer and vice-chancellor of...

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Perlova 371/5: Palác ARA

In the 17th century, the plot on which this building stands was owned by Vojtěch Had of Proseč, whose noble title Perlštejn probably gave Perlova street its name. Until the twentieth century a neo-classical palace stood on this...

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Perucká 61/13: Vondračka

This baroque homestead dating from the mid-1750s is the oldest surviving domestic building in Vinohrady. Above the remodelled classical facade can be seen the original 18th century dormer windows and turret, while the interior of the house also...

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Mariánské náměstí 190/5: Klementinum

The Klementinum has always been at the academic heart of Prague. In 1556, when twelve missionaries arrived in the city to found a Jesuit college, they chose as their new home the complex of buildings near the Charles...

Invalidovna, Prague

Sokolovská 24/136: Invalidovna

Taking his cue from the construction of Les Invalides in Paris, Count Petr Strozzi left directions for the foundation of a similar institution in Prague for veterans and wounded soldiers. Work commenced in the district of Karlin in...

Jiriho z Podebrad, Prague

Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad: Church of the Sacred Heart

The Church of the Sacred Heart was designed in 1928 by Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik and built between 1929 and 1932. His art deco plan integrates design elements of classical architecture such as pediments, friezes and obelisks, with...

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Malostranské náměstí 518/20

The sundial on the south-facing wall of the Velikovský Dům, now part of the Czech Parliament in Malostranské náměstí (Little Quarter Square). Originally painted in 1608, it was restored – along with its fellow dial on the eastern...