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.

 

Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Vyšehrad

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...

Church of Saint Stephen, Štěpánská

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...

Church of St Procopius, Žižkov

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...

Prašná brána (Powder Tower)

Prašná brána (Powder Tower)

For many years, the eastern wall of the city was guarded by an imposing gatehouse on the road leading to the royal mint at Kutná Hora. In time, it came to form the entrance to the city for...

Cathedral Church of Saint Vitus

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...

Náměstí Míru: Church of Saint Ludmila

Náměstí Míru: Church of Saint Ludmila

Josef Mocker (1835-99) was the architect who, more than any other, embodied the spirit of the Gothic Revival in Bohemia. His vast legacy includes major additions to at least twenty existing buildings, among them St Vitus’s Cathedral, the...

Malé náměstí

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...