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Front facade of the Church of Our Lady - Prague

Front facade of the Church of Our Lady

Strahov Monastary Strahov Monastery Review

The Premonstratensians came to this monastary when it was founded in 1140 by Vladislav II. A fire in 1258 had gutted most of the original buildings and it was rebuilt in a Gothic and then later in the Baroque styles. The front facade was added by Anselmo Lurago in the 1750's and the statues were sculpted by Johann Quitainer. It is the entrance to the Church of Our Lady and is highly decorated. To the left of this entrance is the entrance to the 800 year old library in the Philosophical Hall.

Address: Strahovksy klaster, Strahovske nadvori 1

Directions: From Prague Castle: Hradcanske namesti, Loretanska street, Pohorelec.

Phone: 22 05 16 671

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Museum and Baroque Towers of Strahov Monastary - Prague

Museum and Baroque Towers of Strahov Monastary

Strahov Monastary-Museum Strahov Monastery Review

The museum in the Strahov Monastary is dedicated to Czech literature. Down the hall from that is the Theology Hall. It also leads into the Church of Our Lady which is rumored to have had Mozart play on the organ there. The Museum is open from 9-5 Tuesday-Sunday and costs 30KCZ.

Address: Strahovksy klaster, Strahovske nadvori 1

Directions: From Prague Castle: Hradcanske namesti, Loretanska street, Pohorelec.

Phone: 22 05 16 671

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Fresco detail of Wiehl House-Wenceslas Square - Prague

Fresco detail of Wiehl House-Wenceslas Square

Wiehl House Wenceslas Square Review

Named for the designer Antonin Wiehl, this late 19th century building is ornately decorated in frescoes. It is an interesting contrast the the commercialism that surrounds it. Just worth a look.

Address: No. 34 Wenceslas Square

Directions: Wenceslas square

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 27, 2004
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Church of St. Wenceslas-New Town - Prague

Church of St. Wenceslas-New Town

Church of St. Wenceslas in Zderaz

This church is a 14th century Gothic creation of the former parish church of Zderaz. The former village of New Town. There was a Romanesque church before the present building which stood here in the 12th century.

Address: Resslova

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  • Updated Mar 20, 2004
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Dancing Duo-New Town - Prague

Dancing Duo-New Town

Fred and Ginger Dancing House Review

This is affectionately called the "Fred and Ginger House" or simply the "Dancing House". This building was built by Vlado Milunic and Frank O'Ghery in 1996. It doesn't seem to quite fit but it is an interesting "eye" piece. Around the corner is the apartment building where President Havel decided to reside instead of at Prague Castle.

Address: Resslova and Rasinovo Nabrezi

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  • Written Mar 20, 2004
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Jindrisska Tower-New Town - Prague

Jindrisska Tower-New Town

Jindrisska Tower Hundred spires of Prague Review

The Gothic tower was constructed from 1472-1476 as a separate belfry. After a fire in 1745 it was rebuilt in the Baroque style and in 1870s rebuilt in a Gothic style. After the extensive reconstruction the tower was open for public in 2002. It chimes every hour with one of many different tunes. This is the highest belltower in Prague at 66 m high. You can go to the top floor and look out the windows over the New Town of Prague.
It is open daily from 9-9.

Address: Prague 1, Jindrisska

Website: http://www.jindrisskavez.cz

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 20, 2004
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Church of St. Henry-New Town - Prague

Church of St. Henry-New Town

Church of St. Henry Church of Saint Henry Review

Here are remains of a Romanesque basilica from the mid 12th century with Gothic additions. The church of St Henry was the centre of the Lower Town. It dates from the 2nd part of the 14th century, and in the following centuries it was modified in Renaissance and Baroque styles.

Address: Jindrisska Street

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  • Written Mar 20, 2004
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Holy Rood Church-New Town - Prague

Holy Rood Church-New Town

Rotunda of Holy Rood

Founded at the end of the 11th century, this is one of the old Romanesque rotundas of Prague. There are painting along the interior from the 14th century.

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  • Written Mar 20, 2004
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Bullet scarred reminder-St Cyril and St. Methodius - Prague

Bullet scarred reminder-St Cyril and St. Methodius

Bullet scarred memorial

The Crypts of St. Cyril and St. Methodius Church are worth a visit. You can still see the ventilation duct and the bullet scarred wall of the church were SS guards and the Czech paratroopers were at a standoff following the assassination of Heydrich in 1942.

Directions: St. Cyril and St. Methodius Church

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 20, 2004
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Facade of the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius - Prague

Facade of the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius

Church of St. Cyril and St. Methodius Church of St. Cyril & St. Methodius Review

Built in 1730 by Kilian DIentzenhofer and Paul Bayer, this Baroque church was made famous due to the assassination attempt by Czech special forces on Reinhard Heydrich. The church is open for services and the crypt houses a museum of the events that led up to and occured as a result of this attempt.

Entrance fee was 20KCZ.

Address: Resslova and Vaklavska streets

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 20, 2004
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