Tagged: Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer

Malostranské náměstí: Cathedral of Saint Nicholas

Malostranské náměstí: Cathedral of Saint Nicholas

The monumental cathedral of Saint Nicholas was begun in the late 1670s as the centrepiece of the recatholicization of Bohemia following the Thirty Years’ War. In 1702 the great Prague architect Kryštof Dientzenhofer took over the project, finishing...

Staroměstské náměstí 606/12: Golz-Kinský Palace

Staroměstské náměstí 606/12: Golz-Kinský Palace

The Golz-Kinský Palace in the Old Town Square, nowadays part of the National Gallery, is a superb example of late baroque style. In its courtyard Hermann Kafka had his haberdasher’s shop, and the palace housed the German school...

U lužického semináře 90/13

U lužického semináře 90/13

The historical region of Lusatia is nowadays divided between Saxony and southwest Poland; but its people, the Sorbs, have always felt closest to the Czechs, not least because of their shared language and traditions. In the 18th century,...