Saturday, 14 March 2020

Historic Centre of Prague

Prague is on the top of my list of cities that I want to visit and the more I read about it the more I want to go there

Old Town and New Town of Prague
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Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. The many magnificent monuments, such as Hradcani Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and numerous churches and palaces, built mostly in the 14th century under the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV. - in:

Old Town Square
Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.
The square features various architectural styles including the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn, which has been the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century; the church's towers are 80 m high. Prague Orloj is a medieval astronomical clock located on the Old Town Hall. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still in operation. - in: wikipedia

Old Town and Charles Bridge
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The Old Town of Prague is a medieval settlement of PragueCzech Republic. It was separated from the outside by a semi-circular moat and wall, connected to the Vltava river at both of its ends.
The Old Town is surrounded by the New Town of Prague. Across the river Vltava connected by the Charles Bridge is the Lesser Town of Prague. - in: wikipedia

Charles Bridge
The Charles Bridge (CzechKarlův most) is an historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. This new bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) or the Prague Bridge (Pražský most) but has been the "Charles Bridge" since 1870. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas.

Charles Bridge
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The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, originally erected around 1700 but now all replaced by replicas. - in: wikipedia

Lesser Town of Prague
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Malá Strana (Czech for "Little Side (of the River)",  or more officially Menší Město pražské (English: Lesser Town of Prague) is a district of the city of PragueCzech Republic, and one of its most historic regions.
Baroque architecture predominates in Malá Strana, but the history of the district dates back to far before the Baroque era. Baroque architecture eventually dominated when the style became successfully implanted on Malá Strana after the district was devastated by fires in 1541. - in: wikipedia

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