Tagged: Josef Mocker

Josef-MockerJosef Mocker (1835 – 1899) was responsible for some of the finest examples of Gothic revival architecture in the Czech lands and beyond. His vast output ranged from restorations of original mediaeval buildings to designs of his own such as the exceptional Church of Saint Ludmila.

Tympanum of Basilica of Peter and Paul, Vyšehrad, Prague

Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Vyšehrad

Rising impressively from a rocky bluff south of the city, the ancient fortified settlement of Vyšehrad dates from the tenth century. The place is indelibly linked with the foundation of Prague, thanks largely to the tales of the...

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Church of Saint Stephen, Štěpánská

The 14th-century church of Saint Stephen was one of two ecclesiastical foundations built specifically to serve the parish of Charles IV’s New Town. Construction took place between 1351 and 1392, close to the existing rotunda originally dedicated to...

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Church of St Procopius, Žižkov

Josef Mocker and František Mikš were at the forefront of the Gothic revival in the Czech lands. The former was the architect of the Church of Saint Ludmila in Vinohrady (1888-92) while the latter designed the Church of...

Powder Tower, Prague, restored facade

Prašná brána (Powder Tower)

The eastern side of the mediaeval city was guarded by an imposing entrance on the road leading from Prague to the royal mint at Kutná Hora. In the fifteenth century the already 400-year-old gateway was replaced by an...

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Cathedral Church of Saint Vitus

Founded on 21 November 1344, Saint Vitus’s Cathedral in Prague Castle is the work of generations of master builders. The east end (to the right of this picture) was built by the French architect Matthew of Arras, who...

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Náměstí Míru: Church of Saint Ludmila

Saint Ludmila, to whom the basilica in Náměstí Míru is dedicated, was the grandmother of ‘Good King’ Wenceslas I. She it was who brought up the future ruler, instructing him in language and literature and of course the...

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Malé náměstí

The oldest fountain in Prague stands in Malé náměstí (Little Square), not far from the more famous Old Town Square. What we see today was substantially remodelled from 1876 to 1878 by the master of the neo-gothic, Josef...