Category: baroque

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Josefská 28/8: Church of Saint Thomas

Originally built in the 14th century, this parish church in Prague’s Malá Strana (Lesser Quarter) district was restored on several occasions, most notably by Kilian Ignac Dientzenhofer in the 1720s. The baroque styling, both inside and out, dates...

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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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Chapel of the Holy Family, Nusle

The Chapel of the Holy Family, adjacent to the Nusle Steps, was built in 1755 to a commission by Vinohrady councillor Karel Leopold Bepta. A simple square building with a pyramidal roof, it was originally entrusted to the...

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Nosticova 466/5: ‘U dvou hrdliček’

The house known as ‘The Two Turtledoves’ was built in 1620 for the mayor of Malá Strana, Baltazar Globic. In 1726, it was remodelled by the architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer ​​for the royal carpenter Josef Leffler. The house...

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Lichtenštejnský palác (Liechtenstein Palace)

There have been Princes of Liechtenstein resident in Prague since the early 1600s. Karel – the first prince and founder of the dynasty – was put in charge of the execution of the leaders of the Bohemian Estates...

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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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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...

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Ke Karlovu 462/20: ‘Villa Amerika’

Known principally for his many sacred buildings, including the cathedral of Saint Nicholas and that of Saints Cyril and Methodius, the prolific Prague architect Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer was also responsible for a number of magnificent secular works, among...

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Resslova 9a: Cathedral of SS Cyril and Methodius

The corner of Na Zderaze and Resslova streets has always been a holy place. Tradition has it that Methodius himself (who with his brother Cyril set out to popularize Christianity in the Slavic lands) dedicated a chapel here....

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Carpathian Church of the Archangel Michael

The southern flank of Prague’s Petřín Hill is dominated by an extensive park created in the popular ‘English’ style for the sixth Prince Kinský between 1827 and 1831. Near the summit of the wooded hill is a curious...