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  • Augustine Restaurant | Beef Filet Augustine Restaurant

    The gorgeous Augustine Restaurant is housed in a glass-covered courtyard that uniquely incorporates three listed and protected trees, in the monastery complex that is The Augustine Prague hotel. It offers a sophisticated European menu including delicious local Czech specialties. With its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a spacious terrace, the restaurant is a light, relaxing space in the heart of historic Prague. The winning combination of excellent service and calm ambiance creates a truly memorable dining experience. In summer, al fresco dining...

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  • Cathedral of St. Lawrence on Petřín Hill in Prague Cathedral of St. Lawrence on Petřín Hill

    The principle church of the Old Catholic faith in the Czech Republic, the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, called Sv. Vavřinec in Czech, is located on leafy green Petřín Hill, next to Petřín Lookout Tower and the Hunger Wall. Originally built in a Romanesque style, it was rebuilt later in the Baroque style by the prolific Prague architect K. I. Dientzenhofer. It is rumored that this Old Catholic Cathedral in Prague is located on a site of some importance for ancient...

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  • Prague | Vinohrady | Photo by Dolce Vita Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

    This strange train station like church was built in 1932 and is one of the most unique structures in the city of Prague. Unlike the majority of churches in Prague, this one, although built in 1932, is modern in comparison with the hundred plus year old churches in Prague. The Slovenian architect Joze Plecnik was also responsible for some innovative additions to Prague Castle. The strange brick church on Jiřího z Poděbrad Square showcases a massive tower complete with a...

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  • Jiřího z Poděbrad Farmers Market Jiřího z Poděbrad Farmers Market

    Located in the manicured square just above Jiřího z Poděbrad metro, and in front of the unique and famous Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord and just outside of the local primary school, you will find a treasure of Czech life – the Farmers Market! Selling everything from potatoes freshly dug up, cheese and fresh milk products, newly-baked traditional goodies such as kolacky or babovka, to free-range eggs and chicken, organic beef, fish, pork, or sometimes even...

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  • Jiřího z Poděbrad Square Jiřího z Poděbrad Square

    An excellent starting point for a stroll around Vinohrady, Jiřího z Poděbrad Square, sits on the border between Prague 2 and Prague 3 and the blurred line that is the border between the Žižkov and Vinohrady neighborhoods. Jiřího z Poděbrad Square, or Jiřák to locals, was named after the famous Hussite King Jiří z Poděbrad (George of Podebrady) from the 15th century, who was famous as a moderate Hussite leader attempting to establish peace during his reign, and who tried...

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  • New Town City Hall from Karlovo Namesti Karlovo Náměstí

    Karlovo Náměstí, which translates to Charles Square, is located in New Town, and is the largest public square in Prague, and one of the largest in all of Europe. With a wooded area, a park, a busy street, a church, a town hall building, as well as above-ground tram and below-ground metro lines, it can be hard to fathom that all of this life is contained within one public square. Once the site of the biggest major cattle market for...

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  • View of Prague from the Kinský Gardens Kinský Gardens

    Spreading over a lush 22 hectares in Prague's magnificent park area just where Smíchov meets Lesser Town, near Petřín Hill, you will find the splendid Kinský Gardens. Begun in 1825 by the patriotic Count Rudolf Kinský, these gardens were created to form a purely natural landscape without romantic excess, in celebration of the Czech National Revival, a nationalistic cultural revival movement that led into the First Republic period, celebrating all that is uniquely Czech. Located on the south-eastern slope of...

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  • Loreta Square | Prague Pilgrimage Site Loreta Square

    Perhaps the most-visited area of Prague, the area surrounding the Prague Castle contains some of the most fantastic buildings and squares in Central Europe, such as the Loreta Square. Just a few steps from Hradčanské Náměstí, just past the Hrzánský Palace, which houses the Prime Minister's office, you'll find the Loreta Square, or Loretánské Náměstí, crowned by the world-famous pilgrimage site of the Loreta complex, complete with its easily-recognizable Loreta Church. Loreta Square is also well-known for being the final...

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  • Maltese Square in Prague Maltese Square

    Maltese Square, or Maltézské náměstí, is famous for housing the Knights of Malta and the Church of Our Lady Under the Chain, as well as a statue of St. John the Baptist which was erected in thanksgiving after the end of a plague in 1715. Located in charming Lesser Town, the church was originally the Church at Bridge's End, since it was located near the end of the former Judith Bridge, which was destroyed by flood and later replaced by...

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  • Náměstí Republiky | Municipal House of Prague Náměstí Republiky

    Náměstí Republiky translates to Republic Square, and this beautiful square indeed exemplifies the variety of the beauty and history of the Czech Republic. With buildings ranging in age and architectural style from the 1475 Powder Tower (Prašná brána), refinished and redecorated in the 1800's in a highly romanticized Neo-Gothic style, to the austere Baroque Church of St. Joseph tucked along side the Neo-Romanesque former barracks building now housing the Palladium shopping center, to the gorgeous mosaic-encrusted splendor of the Art...

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  • Příbram | Easy Day-Trip from Prague Příbram

    A small city about 60km south-east of Prague, Příbram is well-known for its history of silver and iron mining, and later its uranium mining sites formerly used for penal labor camps for political prisoners during Communism, but Příbram is finding itself anew in more modern times. In 1496, Příbram was declared a town by King Ladislaus II, and in 1579 Rudolf II named it a Royal Mining City, which further enhanced its reputation. At the end of the 19th century,...

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  • Facade Detail of St. Joseph St. Joseph Church in Mala Strana

    Built at the behest of Carmelite sisters and completed in 1692, surprisingly not much is known about this mysterious little church situated a stone's throw from the Charles Bridge in charming Mala Strana, or Lesser Town. Experts are unable to agree on the architect responsible for this little gem, which is rather unusual in Prague where many famous architects have showcased their talent over the centuries. Far more is known about the stunning art found at the church, including the...

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  • St. Michael's Church in Prague's Kinsky Gardens St. Michael's Church in the Kinský Gardens

    This small wooden jewel was physically relocated to Prague in 1929, to celebrate the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the annexation of Carpathian Ruthenia (the Subcarpathian region) into then-Czechoslovakia after WWI. Also known by its longer name of The Carpathian Church of St. Michael the Archangel, the entirely-wooden church was disassembled and moved to Prague from the village of Medvědovce near Mukačevo, situated on today's Ukrainian side of the Slovak- Hungarian- Ukrainian border area in the Carpathian Mountains, but...

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  • St. Tomas Church | Prague St. Tomáš in Malá Strana

    First dedicated in 1228, the Catholic church of Saint Tomáš, located in picturesque and timeless Malá Strana, has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic. Co-Consecrated as the Augustinian church of St. Tomáš and St. Augustine on May 2nd, 1316, by the Prince Bishop of Mainz and the Prince Bishop of Trier, this early structure was burnt to the ground on May 9th, 1420 during the Hussite Wars, was rebuilt, and again destroyed by fire in 1503 and...

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  • Svatá Dobrotivá | Pilgrimage Site Svatá Dobrotivá Church and Monastery

    Founded in 1262 by Lord Oldřich Zajíc of Valdek, the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Monastery with its church dedicated to St. Benigna, called Svatá Dobrotivá in Czech, was the first Augustinian monastery in Bohemia, and marked the arrival of Augustinians in what is now the Czech Republic. The church is dedicated to, and bears the name of, Svatá Dobrotivá due to the fact that her relics rest in the church, providing yet more incentive for pilgrims traveling to the...

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  • The Church of Our Lady Victorious | Lesser Town Sights The Church of Our Lady of Victory

    The Church of Our Lady of Victory is the famous pilgrimage site of the Infant Jesus of Prague, and one of the oldest Baroque buildings in Prague, built for German Lutherans in 1613 probably by Giovanni Maria Filippi the court builder of the Emperor Rudolf II, and originally named the Church of the Holy Trinity. The Catholic order of Discalced Carmelites were awarded the church after the Battle of White Mountain (Bila Hora) in 1620, by Emperor Rudolf II. the...

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  • Church of St. Giles | Old Town, Prague The Church of St. Giles

    Popular among locals and foreigners, consecrated May 4th, 1371, replacing an earlier church from 1238, the Dominican Monastery and Roman Catholic Church of St. Giles is located in the heart of Prague's Old Town, and certainly plays its part, culturally speaking. Boasting a Gothic exterior, and Baroque interior, St. Giles is open to the public from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm daily, the Church of St. Giles hosts both Czech-speaking and Polish-speaking communities, as well as offering services in, is...

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