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Any review of the architecture of Prague would be incomplete without mentioning Tyn Church, National Museum, Staromestska radnice, Rudolfinum, Archbishop Palace and many others. The virtual flight over these monuments in HD (the video is on the left), the photo galleries of Prague, and the most interesting facts about every sight – we have carefully prepared lots of useful information for you. The overview architecture map of Prague at the bottom of the page will help you not to get lost in your sightseeing routes of Prague. So, let’s go!

Tyn Church, Prague

» Tyn Church is one of the most famous symbols of the Czech capital. It’s called the Church of Our Lady of Tyn.
» Tyn Church can boast the oldest organ in Prague made by master Mundt in 1673.
» The temple is notable, as about 60 remains of great and unknown people lie there.
» Some gravestones in the church are damaged because many residents believe that they can get rid of toothache by stepping on the gravestone.
» At the beginning of the 15th century the main statue Tyn Cathedral lose its golden cup; one legend is associated with that. They say that once storks made a nest in this bowl. Birds need to be fed, so the storks took frogs into the nest; and sometimes amphibias fell out of the beak. Once a frog fell on some important person, and the latter was ridiculed by people. After this incident, the storks were evicted, and the cup was removed.

National Museum, Prague

» The National Museum was built in the early 19th century. To the date, the museum is the largest in Prague.
» National Museum is divided into several sections. The building on Wenceslas Square houses only the Museum of Natural Science and History and the Library.
» The historic room is located on the second floor of the building. It exhibits particularly valuable materials from archaeological sites, as well as coins and medals. The science department is situated on the third floor of the building.
» Collections of the Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of Musical Instruments, the Naprstek Museum and the Museum of Physical Culture and Sports are placed in other showrooms.
» Vaclav Hanka, who served as the first librarian of the National Museum of Prague, is famous for faking historical texts, passing them off as originals, thereby distorting Czech history. However, even after disclosure of Hanka’s crimes his works were placed in the museum, though not as historical documents, but as examples of romantic literature emphasizing the increase in consciousness of the Czechs.

Staromestska radnice, Prague

» The Basilica of Santa Croce is located in the center of Florence and is one of the most popular monument of the city.
»  About 300 famous objects of culture, science and politicians are buried in the church. Among them are Galileo, Dante, Machiavelli, Michelangelo and many others. The construction of the tombs in the church is a marble bed with the figure of the deceased over the sarcophagus.
»  The basilica is famous for its frescoes made by Giotto. Initially, all the walls of the church were decorated with frescoes, but during the plague in the 16th century, when the church was used as a hospital, the walls were whitewashed. During the restoration, frescoes were re-discovered, including the works of Giotto.
»  The basilica is famous for its 16 chapels.
»  In this temple Leonardo da Vinci was baptized in 1452.

Rudolfinum, Prague

» The Rudolfinum is the concert and exhibition hall in the downtown of Prague, on the square bearing the name of Jan Palach.
» The Rudolfinum has being a venue for Czech Philharmonic Orchestra concerts since 1946; that’s one of the main venues of the International Music Festival, Prague Spring, which is held each year in May and June.
» The building was designed by architect Joseph Zítek and his student Josef Schulz. The Rudolfinum was opened February 7, 1885.
» The building was named in honor of Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, who took part in the opening ceremony.
» Dvorak Hall in the Rudolfinum is one of the oldest concert halls in Europe. It’s known for its excellent acoustics.

Archbishop Palace, Prague

» Archbishop's Palace is a four-story historic building built at the beginning of 16th century in the Baroque style. The venue is situated in the center of Prague, and serves as the residence of the Archbishop of Prague.
» Today, the palace is one of the most beautiful architectural landmarks of Prague.
» The palace was rebuilt and restored several times. Thus, the Renaissance-style palace was completely redesigned in the Baroque style in the 18th century.
» There is an amazing garden next to the palace, which, unfortunately, is closed to visitors.
» Special attention should be paid to the interior. The Throne Hall features beautiful tapestry work, and the dining room is decorated with portraits of the Archbishop of Prague, as well as other works by famous artists.

Old Town Bridge Tower, Prague

» The Old Town Bridge Tower is the entrance gate to the Charles Bridge from the Old Town.
» The Old Town Bridge Tower is considered the most beautiful medieval tower in Europe.
» Facade towers are decorated with coats of arms of lands belonging to the Kingdom of Bohemia during the reign of Charles IV. Also, the tower is decorated with a statue of St. Vitus, the patron saint of the bridge.
» The Old Tower is a massive structure of defense type.
» Inside the tower there is a viewing platform, which you can visit from 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, Prague

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Facts: » Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is the Catholic Church in Vysehrad (Prague) designed in the Gothic Revival style.
» The church is a kind of exhibition. History is the dominant element of its themed interior. Here you can see the history of art and the history of Christianity and the Czech lands.
» Bas-reliefs on the main portal are depicting scenes of the Last Judgment.
» The facade of the church has a memorial plaque in memory of the baptism of 14 Czech princes in Regensburg in 845 year.
» The main attraction of the basilica is stored in the third chapel. That’s the Virgin Mary of the Rain panel. The legend tells that the image of Mary was painted by St. Luke himself. In times of drought believers ask the Virgin Mary of rain and an abundant harvest.
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