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Prague
Prague
#About the Pearl of Central Europe

Prague is the political, financial and cultural center of The Czech Republic, but many see it as the diamond of Europe. The city's beauty is almost incomprehensible, especially since for many years the city was tied at its hands with communism, who opposed grandeur and luxury. Between the city flows the Vlatava River, and wonderful bridge connect the two river banks, at the center is the famous Charles Bridge. In the neighborhoods it's possible to see the classical Baroque architecture, the most exciting of all of Europe.

There are many beautiful cities in Europe, but nothing is like Prague. Besides its perfect architecture and its wide European influenced streets, this city is simply lovely. The locals are friendly, the food is delicious, the shopping is excellent, and the nightlife is vibrant - all the beauty and atmosphere in the Czech capital easily out win most of the cities in Europe.

Everything here flows freely. Hundreds of castles, fortresses, cultural centers, museum, and ancient streets and alleyways, decorated churches and synagogues, roundabout, and excellent restaurants - all these make up the charm of this city, it is just endless!



#Food

The Czech kitchen, and Prague in particular, is largely influenced from both western and eastern Europe. The Czech kitchen reminds of the Austrian style. It offers plenty of meats, with tasty sauces and special soups, also baked goods and desserts that are beyond delicious. The number of restaurants in Prague is huge as in all the modern European capitals, you will also find international fusion, and a great variety of high quality places. From French gourmet to Japanese sushi, vegetarian kitchens, organic, vegan, and health oriented places - many restaurants that offer each type of style.



#Alcohol

In the best of traditions, as is expected from a place where residents drinks an average of 157 liters of beer each year, there are a large amount of Czech beers. Don't miss a visit to a real beer house in Prague, even if you have to miss a meal at a restaurant. These beer houses all offer yummy snacks that taste especially good with a huge pitcher of beer that you will buy right from the tap.

Žižkov - You will find the most number of bars crowded here in the world.

Vinohrady - Crowded number of leading bars, wine bars, and cocktail bars.



#Famous Figures

Beyond the beauty of Prague, many geniuses and pioneers have lived here in the past. Among them is the astronomer and science genius Copernicus, the composers Dvořák and Smetana, the German-Jewish writer Franz Kafka, who was born and lived here, the Jewish Maharal of Prague responsible for the story of the Golem, and the astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler who lived and worked here together.



#Architecture

In WWII Prague endured terrible bombardments that destroyed a major part of it. This happened in 1945, when instead of bombing the neighboring German city of Dresden, bad weather brought the Allied bombers to accidentally drop 152 tons of bombs on Prague. The historical center of Prague somehow survived the bombings, and instead the buildings that were ruined, many impressive buildings were constructed, like the "Dancing House," known also as "Ginger and Fred." These joined the cubical houses of the city, built under the influence of Picasso's Cubism and dozens of beautiful palaces in their architecture



#Must See Sites

Want to see the most popular places in the city? - Click on the tag "Must See in Prague".



#Tip

If tip was not automatically added to your bill, then in Prague it's custom to leave a 10% tip.



#Czech Republic Country Code

+420



#Saving

Public Transportation - riding in a taxi is not recommended here, because of the prices of rides, but also because of the taxi drivers, who exaggerate prices. Prague is loaded with underground train stations, street cars, and buses. Buy an integrated ticket for a week, or several says that fits your trips. The saving is huge.

Supermarkets - Chains like ALDI and Rossmann are cheap and readily available. ADLI is very economical, but sells mostly commodity products, the second open is still very economical and sells about anything you will need.

Regular bus - A great way to get to know Prague. Download the Guidol app to your phone, and each time you refresh off the bus, the app will know your exact location and will let you listen to audio guides of things nearby.

Discounts - bring a student card.



#Shopping

Most of the designer stores and the known fashion chains are located on the main street of the city, Na Příkopě.

Down below is a link for shopping recommendations.



#Clubs and Entertainment

The area of the Wenceslas Square Prague nightlife concentrates - from bars to pubs, good clubs, to the Berlin-style underground scene.
In the Žižkov neighborhood (Praha 3), students and young people in Prague come to party.
For up to date recommendations - Click on the tag "Clubs in Prague".



#Electric Outlets

The required type of plug is only Type E.



A taste of the upcoming trip? - Here's a video that will show you the city in all its beauty:

https://youtu.be/fCwUCxQfXNs



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/ffxGB2j9ADo
Televizni vez na Zizkove
Žižkov Television Tower
#About the City's TV Tower

Prague's Žižkov Television Tower (Televizni Vez na Zizkove), is like many TV towers built in Communist cities in the 1950's.

Although the Žižkov Tower is considered by many to be one of the ugliest towers in the world, it is still the tallest tower in Prague. The tower, built in 1992, is 216 meters high.

From a 93-meter terrace, which is also a café and a restaurant, you can enjoy views of the entire city. There is even a row of hanging ball chairs, which allow you to relax in front of the view - provided it is not crowded, of course. And by the way, the tower also has a hotel. It is not a hotel with lots of rooms, like a hotel should be. This is a luxury hotel with only one room. More of a luxurious suite than a room, from which you can look out over the whole city and go to sleep like this, with the view spread out before you.

From the outside, if you look closely at the tower's pillars, you will notice the giant statues of babies climbing on it, sculpted and installed by the creative artist with the special humor, the Czech David Charney. You will encounter the works of this talented and insolent artist in several corners of Prague.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/q971y-zCUvc



About the Special Treats of the Žižkov Television Tower:

https://youtu.be/Fqm9dHpliYI



What's Inside:

https://youtu.be/oKoP7ppeCrs
Arcibiskupsk Palc
Archbishop Palace
#About the Renaissance Palace that was the Archbishop Palace

The Archbishop Palace (Arcibiskupský Palác), the original name, was the palace that served as the seat of the archbishop of Prague.

This is a home whose history has brought it to a constant change of style. After being originally built in the Renaissance style, it was rebuilt in the Baroque style. But in the 18th century it was renovated again, this time in the Rococo style.

The magnificent house is located in the Hradčany Square, which houses a number of buildings, in various styles of building, from Renaissance to Baroque to later Rococo.


The Archbishop of Prague Speaks from the Balcony of the Archbishop Palace:

https://youtu.be/qkR5jAv0-mg
U Zlate Studne
U Zlate Studne
#About the House that Scares Away Epidemics

The U Zlate Studne, in the small district of Mala Sterna, is one of Prague's most beautiful Baroque houses.

Numerous reliefs are mounted on the wall of the house, commemorating various Christian saints whose purpose was to protect the house from the plague that attacked the city.

There were quite a few shocking stories in this house, about ghosts, demons and knights without a head. The most famous of them is about a hairdresser who went crazy and died, but his spirit continues to plead with passersbys to allow him to shave them.

Czech Republic

Jan Palach Square
Jan Palach Square
#About the Square Dedicated to the Student who Set Himself on Fire in a Protest

In the Jan Palach Square, the student is memorialized for setting himself on fire and dying in 1969. The suicide was in demonstration of the Soviet invasion into Czechoslovakia that occurred before in 1968. An invasion that symbolically happened exactly 30 years after the German Wehrmacht invasion into the Czech.

The Soviet invasion into Czechoslovakia happen a year earlier, in the violent Communist suppression of the "Prague Spring" in Czechoslovakia, the relaxation towards the Czechoslovakian people by the leader of those days, Alexander Dubček. Soviet tanks then invaded the city, under direct orders from Moscow, and abolished the relative freedom allowed by the Czech regime and later ousted the leader.

Palach's funeral in Prague was for a leader demonstrator in the mass public protest of the Soviet invasion, opposing the strict Communist rule, that was controlled from Moscow. A month after Palach's stunt, another student set himself on fire as well, named Jan Zajíc. Later, another patriotic youth also set himself on fire in the city, Evžen Plocek.

The shock that this suicide brought, mostly to the free and democratic Western world, was not felt by the Soviet occupier, that was not affected by the arson operation and did not weaken its stand in the slightest.




The Memorial in Memory of Jan Palach and His Heroism:

https://youtu.be/kHo20eri3l0
Mala Strana
Lesser Town
#About Prague's Prestigious District

Although it is part of Prague's Old Town, Lesser Town (Malá Strana, or Malastrana) is one of the least decorated areas in Prague. The name means "small side" and derives from its limited location on the west bank of the Vltava River, at the foot of the hill where Prague Castle stands. Of course the quarter is small compared to the vast areas of the city, those on the other side of the Charles Bridge, on the east bank of the river.

If at the start the quarter was home to ordinary people, later noblemen and important people lived there. Apparently the artists and especially the writers living in the quarter are the source of many of the fairy tales and mystical stories of Prague, which were born there.

Today Lesser Town is one of the most prestigious and luxurious districts of Prague. Here sits the Czech Senate and here lies the government of the state. There are many palaces here and most of the city's wealthy prefer to live in the desirable quarter.

If you are one of those who came to see the wonderful architecture of Prague, in Lesser Town you will find what you are looking for. Many of the most beautiful and unique houses in the city are here. Even if you are less concerned with architecture, it will be hard to ignore the beauty that surrounds you here. Enjoy!



#The History of Lesser Town

The Quarter was built in the 13th century, when in 1257 King Přemysl Ottokar established a merchants' market in the area that later became Lesser Town Square. Around this square, settlements in the area will grow and the Mala Sterna quarter will be born.

Later, during the Renaissance, many nobles began to move into the quarter and it became more popular during the Baroque period. Over the years, they have established magnificent palaces, among them the Wallenstein Palace and its magnificent gardens, the ‪Sternberg Palace‬, the Lichtenstein Palace and others.

Over the years, many of the greatest Czech artists have moved to the quarter, among them figures such as the famous composer Bedrich Smetana, the realist poet and writer Jan Neruda, the writer Karel Čapek, who by the way is considered by many to be the pioneer of science fiction and who coined in his book in 1920 the term "robot."



A View from Above of Lesser Town:

https://youtu.be/WFYapfjkPqE



Here are Photos from Lesser Town:

https://youtu.be/7PQqBwDn3NU
Lesser Quarter
Lesser Quarter
#About the Quarter that connects Mozart and Lennon

Lesser Quarter is a place with a 18th century atmosphere, where the streets and churches are incredible beautiful.

In the quarter, on the west side of the Vlatava River, you can visit a few fascinating places, like the St. Nicholas Church that towers over, with the impressive roof, frescos, green dome and decorations. In this church you can see and maybe hear the organ that was played by Mozart while he was living in Prague.

It's interesting to walk to see the Lennon Wall, a graffiti wall that started during the Communist rule, as a symbol of resistance by younger people, to the police and the tough lives that they brought over the Czech nation.

One of the nice things to do in the quiet quarter is sitting at a relaxing cafe, that are spread all over the quarter, and watching people pass and the view of streets and many churches.



A Closer Look at Lesser Quarter:

https://youtu.be/j9zGaQEBj4A
Zlata Ulicka
Golden Lane
#About the Convict's and Author's Alleyway

The Golden Lane (Zlata Ulicka) is a small alleyway that contains houses, all small with small doorways, and colorful from the outside. They remind a little of doll houses, and it's entertaining to think that this was an area for crime and thieves in the 19th century.

Historians say that contrasting its nickname (Alchemist's Lane), alchemists never sat here. Alchemists who were maybe scholars but mainly crooks who tried to make gold for kings in ancient times. If there was a small relation to alchemists it was through Rudolph II, the king in the days the alley houses were built, who housed a few goldsmiths on a nearby street, Vikarska Street, north of St. Vitus Cathedral. In the Golden Lane where you stand, he preferred to house his guards and the palace soldiers.

Either way, in the 20th century authors and other philosophers discovered the area and started moving in. They made this alleyway a destination , and a picturesque place to want to visit.

Among these dwellers, was the Jewish author Franz Kafka, who lived in house number 22 between 1916-1917. You can recognize the house as it is very photographed.


#Tips

Entering the alley and houses costs money.

At the end of the alleyway you can see a small torture museum and a toy museum, which is recommended to all.



A Closer Look at the Famous Alleyway:

https://youtu.be/-Ii26sdS1Gg



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/7gjulsMlq4k


Keplerovo Muzeum
Kepler Museum
#About the House Where the Famous Astronomer Kepler Lived

The Kepler Museum (Keplerovo Muzeum) is a small and interesting museum, mostly for those who are interested in astronomy and science. Here, in the melancholy house, you can closely learn about the life of the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who lived here. Look at the modest metal sign that commemorates him at the entrance to the house.

The museum operates in the French Crown House, the building where German astronomer Johan Kepler lived in 1607-1612, the time when he completed his important book, The New Astronomy.

Kepler did not randomly arrive in Prague from his homeland of Germany. In German he found himself fighting against the church, after pastors began declaring his mother a witch. So Kepler arrived in Prague at the age of 28, to work with the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, who worked and researched in Prague.

Kepler, a scientist in his soul and diligent researcher, was not satisfied with the astronomy research. If you notice in the small garden, you can imagine Kepler studying the shapes of snow flakes that would pile up in winter, and their complex geometrical shape.
Vyšehrad Cemetery
#About the Cemetery of the Great Czechs

Near the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, on the eastern bank of Prague, lies the Vyšehrad Cemetery (Vyšehradský Hbititov), which for many years has been the cemetery of the nation's greats, where many of the Czechs are buried.

Among the people buried here are famous Czech artists, musicians, writers and leaders. In particular, the graves of writer Karl Shafek, the composers Dvořák and Smetana, and the pioneer of the Art Nouveau style, the Czech artist Mucha, are buried here.


A Closer Look at the Vyšehrad Cemetery:

https://youtu.be/BVmjsaL_Hgs


A Long Walk Along the Grounds:

https://youtu.be/zMBeoBh6-9o
Prague Flea Market
#About Prague's Flea Market

Prague's flea market is one of the largest and most diverse flea markets in Europe. It is far from the city center and is not really defined as a tourist market. That, if you will, is part of its magic.

In this flea market you will often find opportunities to buy very interesting things, from Communist products, collectibles that in Western Europe would cost a lot of money, to parts of cars and even airplane parts, for anyone who works in the field ...

Because the market is not full of tourists, the prices here can be really cheap. On the other hand, in this wonderful market, you should also be careful, especially from pickpockets and thieves, who often make a profit at the expense of your wallet.



#Tips

The business hours are on Saturdays and Sundays between 6:00 am -1:30 pm.

The entrance price is 20 crowns.

Children and youth up to the age of 15 are free to enter, as are those with a senior citizen's certificate.
Vyšehrad Leopold Gate
#About Vyšehrad's Decorated Gate

The Vyšehrad Leopold Gate, the entrance gate to the Vyšehrad Fortress in Prague, is the most beautiful Baroque gate in the city.

The gate, built between 1653-1672, was designed as the castle gate. The planner was the famous Italian architect Carlo Lurago. Apart from the central passageway, it includes two small pedestrian crossings designed for pedestrians.

The gate is decorated with columns and a shield designed by Giovanni Battista Allio. You can still see the double-wheeled holes that dominated the castle bridge.

This gate, incidentally, was never completed, at least from a tactic point of view. In order to reach the firing position in his head, the soldiers were forced to climb a ladder placed on a mobile platform, which was brought on wheels.


#Legend of the Spirit of the French Officer

Leopold's Gate, like all of Vyšehrad, is also filled with by fairy tales. The most frightening legend was born many years ago. It began when soldiers guarding the entrance to the castle here claimed to have seen the ghost of a soldier wandering around at night. Hence the legend of the spirit of a French officer, appearing here on the nights of a full moon began.

The belief was that this was the spirit of a French major who had been killed here at a time when Vyšehrad had been occupied by the French army. The spirit, according to legend, seeks revenge for the tragic death of the officer. The prevailing belief is that there was a case in which the spirit of the Major tried to strangle the sentries here and that the bullets they shot at him just passed through his body.

Today people dismiss the story with scornful words or make a horror film about it, but once, a long time ago, they took stories like that seriously. This threatening story led to the fact that for many years the soldiers guarding here were appalled by the horrors of the French officer's spirit. They were vigilant, and perhaps as we see now, that all this legend was was an invention of commanders who wanted the sentries to be vigilant ...



The Entrance from the Leopold Gate in Vyšehrad:

https://youtu.be/BqTtYq3vWg8?t=30s
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica
#About the Vyšehrad Gothic Basilica

The Saint Peter and Paul Basilica (Bazilika Svatého Petra a Pavla) is an impressive basilica, in the style of the Gothic Revival, located inside the Vyšehrad Fortress in Prague. Its two towers are central to the horizon of the high citadel and are well visible from the city center on the other side of the river.

The church is named after the saints Peter and Paul. It was built during the 19th century, but was severely damaged by a fire. At the beginning of the 20th century it was rebuilt.

The two matching towers of this basilica are its prominent symbols from the outside. As you enter it and you can see the impressive mosaic above the main entrance.

Do not miss the church's unique and beautiful stained glass windows.

If you go out behind the holy church of Saint Peter and Paul, you can see the Vyšehrad Cemetery, where many of the greatest Czechs have been buried in recent generations.



A 360-Degree View of the Church at the Vyšehrad Fortress:

https://youtu.be/MvWH946vin8
Powder Tower
#About the Only Gate Tower Left of the Gates of Old Prague

You are right in front of the Powder Tower (Prašná Brána), one of the most impressive examples of the fortifications of Old Prague, built in 1475. It is the only one left from that period out of the 13 gates of the entrance to the Old City.

The Powder Tower, which by the way is near the Town Hall of Prague, is 65 meters high. But when it was established, it was called the "New Tower." The reason is that it was then new in relation to the bridge tower of the Old City, which was built about a hundred years before it.

The name of the tower was replaced in the 17th century to the name "Powder Tower " because gun ammunition used to be stored here.

Today the tower is open to visitors. Those interested can see it at the exhibition, where you can learn about the history of this impressive building.




If you Wish, You Can Climb 186 Steps to a Beautiful Observation Point, with a View of the Entire Old City.

https://youtu.be/3mqUKAxCn2E


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/_xi0XsDzKAc?t=4m22s&end=5m45s



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/-jZ9Idihgvc
Dancing House
#About Prague's Dancing House

The Dancing House (Tančící Dům) is a building in Prague built in a distorted shape, giving it the feeling of a dance move.

This house is also known as "Fred and Ginger Building," for the Hollywood stars Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Another name the building received is "the drunk house."

But the building is most known for its main name, the Dancing House. It's an office building, and the idea for the building came from the President of Czech at the time. He was among the leaders of the revolution in 1989 who brought democracy to the Czech Republic. He worked for the building to symbolize the delicate point in time and it's meaningfulness to the country's history.

This picturesque building was designed by the Czech-Croatian architect Vlado Miluni, and Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. It was built over a destroyed building from the end of World War II by a stray American bomb.



A Video of the Dancing House in Prague:

http://youtu.be/hlZA8bTvpiw



The Inspiration for the Building, the Pair of Dancers Ginger and Fred:

http://youtu.be/MsS7B8nyw5Y?t=59s
House of the Black Madonna
#About the Fascinating Cubist House

House of the Black Madonna (Dum u Cerne Matky Bozi) is an excellent example of a cubist building, an architectural style that was influenced by Picasso's and Braque's Cubism.

On the fourth and fifth floor in the House of the Black Madonna you can see the museum dedicated to the Czech Cubism.

The Cubist Houses of Prague are known around the world. Actually, Prague was the only city in the world to build Cubist houses.

There are more houses in this style, the unique Cubist style, located on the river, north of Vyšehrad, in Rossi Novo Square, 6, 8, 10, on Neklanova Street 30, and Livosina Street 3.



A Closer Look at the House of the Black Madonna:

https://youtu.be/wU48lX3s_ME



Building Description in English:

https://youtu.be/5niuHWVOc34
Josefov
#About the Ancient Jewish Quarter in Prague

Today the quarter is nicknamed Josefov, but some will always call it the Jewish Quarter of Prague. The Old Jewish Quarter of the city is one of the most toured areas in the city, the most ancient part of Prague. There are old and ancient buildings filled with history, including the Jewish Museum, the old Jewish Cemetery and a number of synagogues.

Though Jews were settling in the city from the 10th century, the Jewish Quarter in Prague exists from the 12th century. In the past Jews were allowed to only live within the Quarter limits, which receive the name "The Jewish Ghetto."

More than any other city in Europe, the Jews of Prague received a high status in the financial and cultural life of the city, and made strong ties with the rulers. Here too in the Czech Republic, there were difficult stories of blood libels, accusat ions of arson, fires, poisoning of wells, and persecution of Jews for any reason.

The location of the Jewish Quarter is between the Old City Square to the Vlatava River Banks. The name of the Jewish Quarter, Josefov, was given after the ruler of the Joseph II, who set a reform that greatly elevated the living status of the Jews in Prague.



#Jewish Quarter Constructions

The ghetto is a merger of two Jewish centers in the city - the first is the center of the "Ashkenazi" Jews, which centered around the Old New Synagogue (Altneuschul), the famous Maharal Synagogue, and the Sephardim, which were located around the Spanish Synagogue.

In the past, the Jewish Ghetto was one of the poorer parts of the city. It was repeatedly hit by floods from the river, a story that was resolved only in the early 20th century, when the batteries were lifted to prevent flooding from the river. Until then, the ghetto was one of the less well-tended neighborhoods in Prague.

Try not to look here only at graves on the ground. Look up and see the special buildings of the Quarter. Here is the world's largest concentration of buildings decorated with Art-Nouveau decorations. There are also representatives of Art-Deco and cubist architecture, two other interesting styles, which were also in fashion in the first half of the last century.



A Closer Look at Prague's Jewish Quarter:

https://youtu.be/nnAO5XiVg7U


Micovna
#About the Summer Palace Playground

You are near what was, if you will, the sports hall or bowling hall of the royal family and their guests. This is the house of the ball game (Micovna) - a building that served as a playroom, for the amusement and experience of guests and people of the Belvedere Palace.

Here the king and his family and the nobles of the kingdom had played in the past with ball games and amusing sports, especially those that required covered areas with a roof. Solutions for the winter season were less needed here. Although the snow covered the gardens and the courtyards of the palace then, the palace, let us recall, was a summer palace.

Either way, it is not sure you will see it but the beautiful building is decorated with allegorical paintings painted with a technique called Sgraffito. This is because today the Playground Hall is used mainly for conferences and exhibitions.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/fJI1t0OUFhA?t=1m6s
Hradčany Square
#About the Fortress Square

Hradčany Square (Hradcanské námestí) is the fortress square, a fancy square surrounded by buildings that combine the styles of Baroque, Renaissance and Rococo.

Among the palaces and buildings that add to its impressive landscape is the Palace of Martinez, the Palace of Tosca, the Schwarzenberg Palace, the Archbishop's House where the Archbishop of Prague lived.

In the square is also the Sternberg Palace, decorated with black and white. Today it is a great art museum, with classic European artwork on its walls.



A Closer Look at Hradčany Square, A Concert Where all Orchestra Musicians Played Out of Mercedes Cars:

https://youtu.be/7vrTAv7s3Qs


A Tour from the Square to Interesting Places in the Fortress:

https://youtu.be/TsFn2uZGjh4
Mirror Maze in Petrin Park
#About the Confusing Maze with Mirrors

At the heart of the Petrin Hill that sits over Prague, near the Petrin Tower, is the Mirror Maze (Maze Bludiste Na Petríne, or Zrcadlové bludiště na Petříně), built at the end of the 19th century, for the World Convention. This is a building that reminds of a fairytale castle, but inside is a maze of mirrors, and entertains many children.

Inside the Mirror Maze it's not clear which of the many corridors ahead are realistic and which are reflections. Hint: Most of them are reflections. Trust us!

Either way, whenever you walk into the glass instead of continuing straight, you will realize how the reflection works great.

If you manage to cross the maze (everyone succeeds eventually...) you will arrive at the "Hall of Laughter," the second mirror room. Here you will see distortions reflections of your characters. One minute you're fatter, and next you have a blurry vision. You go from being tall, to being really low, big, and small, then completely distorted and then just look strange and so it goes on...

In the end you will come across a huge three-dimensional picture depicting a battle from the past that took place on the Charles Bridge. It's not clear what the connection is between the mirrors and the picture, but hey-you enjoyed it, didn't you?

Have Fun!!



The Mirror Maze on Top of the Hill:

https://youtu.be/ikCfTm5nMys



How you Will Experience it With Children:

https://youtu.be/AmNghMP33I0
Clementinum
#About the Impressive Religious University of the Jesuits

The Clementinum (Klementinum) is a Jesuit college, of the first in Bohemia. This is a complex of beautiful Baroque style buildings, spreading over 20 square kilometers. There are two churches, 3 chapels, a concert hall, a museum, and two impressive towers, one of them used to contain an observatory that was used by Johannes Kepler.

In the Clementinum are several wonderful concert halls, of the best in all of the Czech Republic.

As visitors, you can mainly walk around the garden areas. Entrance to the building is only allowed during a limited time - from the 20 of May for 4 days only.

If you cut across to th e sidewalk on the other side, you will be able to see the grotesque decorations on the Clementinum.



#History of the Clementinum

The story of the magnificent institution begins in the 16th century, when King Ferdinand I granted the territory to the Jesuits in order to restore the Czechs to the Catholic religion. The Jesuits began building the university of the Dominican convent of St. Clement. This is where the name of the institution comes from, that became a university.

The Jesuits also built an observatory here, where the pretty towers of the Clementinum are located. The well-known astronomer Johannes Kepler conducted many experiments here that were important and ground breaking.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/zYpK9OsUvH0



The Library, of the Prettiest in the World:

https://youtu.be/E8D-ARBXgU0
Schwarzenberg Palace
La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise
Prague Glass Experience Museum
Rotunda of Saint Martin
Franz Kafka Museum


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