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Architecture Around The World: Prague

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Architecture Around The World: Prague
Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic. Architecture in Prague is largely in the Medieval, Baroque, and Renaissance styles. Most of the buildings have been meticulously restored, as a result, one is able to admire the smallest of details. (ABOVE) This photo was taken in Mala Strana, a wonderful district in the city of Prague. In 1541, a devastating fire destroyed most of the city. As a result, most of the structures are in the Baroque style. I love the red roofs and colorful facades. The buildings I'm used to seeing are beige and not nearly as colorful. I'd love to own one of these buildings for a spring getaway! (BELOW 1) This photo was taken on the Charles Bridge of the Smetana Museum. The museum is in the Renaissance style, and is dedicated to the life and works of Czech composer Bedrich Smetana. I love the facade of the third and fourth floors as you can really admire the detailing in the stone. (BELOW 2) The Rudolfinum is a Neo-Renaissance music auditorium, situated on Jan Palach Square. Since the 1940s, the Rudolfinum has been the home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. (BELOW 3) The Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of the city. Many different architectural styles can be found here, making it the perfect place to soak in the city. During the summer the square is bursting with tourists. Have you ever been to Prague? I'd love to read about your experiences!



At April 12, 2012 at 10:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the architecture and love the images you've added to show it off. Although, I never did understand why they covered up the front of the gothic church with the colourful buildings. The architecture is definitely one of the things that makes Prague city breaks so amazing.


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