Tagged: Jean Baptiste Mathey

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Křižovnické náměstí 191/3: Monastery and church of St Francis

Agnes of Bohemia, sister of King Wenceslas I, was responsible for founding the very first Franciscan institutions in Bohemia. Her personal friendship with St Clare of Assisi – they corresponded with each other for twenty years although they...

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Olšanské náměstí: Church of St Roch

During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Prague was struck by devastating plagues, first in 1680 and again in 1787. The area of Olšany, then outside the city walls, was chosen to accommodate the dead. The burial ground, still...

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U trojského zámku 1/4: Troja Chateau

This fine baroque chateau to the north of Prague was built between 1678 and 1695 for Václav Vojtěch, Count of Šternberk, according to a design by the prominent Dijon architect Jean-Baptiste Mathey. The monumental staircase by Georg and...

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Hradčanské náměstí 56/16: Archbishop’s Palace

The Italian Giovanni Battista Aliprandi is usually thought of as the architect of this building, but Dijon-born architect Jean Baptiste Mathey (responsible for the design of several major buildings in Prague, including Troja Chateau to the north of...