Architectural walking tours in Prague

Gothic architecture in Prague IV

The pinnacle of Gothic architecture in Prague  is usually associated with the Luxembourg dynasty.During the reign of John of Luxembourg in 1338 the old town hall was established.

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Which today houses biggest tourist attraction in the old Town the Astronomical clock, it still works using its original medieval clock mechanism.

 

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Gothic architecture in Prague III

The early Gothic period falls into the last of the Přemyslid dynasty.

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In the 13th century, three settlements around the Prague Castle gained the privilege of a town. The settlement below Prague Castle became the New Town of Prague in 1257 under King Otakar II, and it was later renamed Lesser Town (or Quarter) of Prague — Malá Strana.

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The Castle District — Hradčany which was built around its square, just outside Prague Castle, dates from 1320. Across the river Vltava, the Old Town of Prague — Staré Město had already gained the privilege of a town in 1230.

It was also  the time of the creation of the first cities – the old town of Prague (1234, Václav I.) and Malá Strana (1257, Přemysl Otakar II).

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 Church of St. Martin “in the wall.”  an early Gothic church built into the fortification walls surrounding the Oldtown

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Gothic architecture in Prague II

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Early Gothic  architecture came to Prague in the 1230s in the building of the  St. Agnes convent located on the edge the Old Town of Prague.

The early Gothic convent  managed to be relevant thanks to the interior  renovation is the  19th century  and today the monastery houses collections of the National Gallery of medieval and early Renaissance art.

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Gothic architecture in the Prague centre

Gothic architecture in Prague I

The city that Charles built.

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Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor Gothic architecture and Prague,are three intertwining  expression.

Gothic Prague dominated the historical city center, because it was during his life and reign 1316 – 1378,that Prague became the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, bringing it wealth and importance ,which translated to monument like  the Astronomical clock, Charles Bridge, the St. Vitus cathedral at the Prague Castle, but also the founding of the New Town of Prague.

 

 

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Romanesque Architecture

The Rotunda at the Lesser Holy Cross

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Is a small simple rotunda, composed of a round, vaulted dome.

At the top is a lantern with typically Romanesque windows.

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The first written mention comes from the year 1365, when the rotunda was a parish church, but its probably older.

This interior wall are typical of Romanesque buildings.

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Romanesque Architecture in Prague

 

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The architectural history of Prague begins with the oldest visible architectural style, Romanesque or Norman architecture, dating to between the 11th and 13th century
“Romanesque” meaning “descended from Roman” because it utilized the Roman semicircular arch.
Examples of Romanesque architecture in Prague.

Combining features of ancient Roman and Byzantine buildings and other local traditions, Romanesque architecture is known by its very thick walls small windows and simplistic, plane appearance sizable towers and stone slab roofs.

 

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