The gilding of the scrolls of jewelry, the broken foundations of Baroque churches and the variety of column caps and pilasters of the Czech Baroque - in order for the buildings to tell something special about themselves, you need to carefully consider all this. Baroque in the Czech Republic has its own history - religious, cultural and political - I will tell about this on a walk through the most striking examples of this style. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 3 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 on 4 reviews € 150 per excursion Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants
The baroque was a symbol of the return of Czechs to the bosom of the Catholic Church after 200 years of Hussite reforms and popular Protestantism in the Czech kingdom. Czech Baroque is unusually rich, rich, colorful and varied, it revealed the names of local artists and sculptors of international recognition and architects who have become classics of this style. And even the famous Charles Bridge is a baroque sculpture museum.
- We will start from the Powder Tower, visit Republic Square, walk through the entire Old Town, see both Baroque and Rococo, go to churches, consider the architecture of Old Town Square.
- Then Clementinum - the main Jesuit educational center in Prague during the Baroque period. I will talk about the history of the Jesuits and their role in the Czech kingdom.
- Then Charles Bridge, where I will reveal to you the symbolism of the sculptures, and then we will go to Malaya Strana. We will pay special attention to the largest baroque church - the Church of St. Nicholas, which was built by three generations of the Dinkinhofer family of architects, it contains all the innovations and discoveries of the style of delights.
- And we will finish at the place of pilgrimage of Christians from all over the world - the Temple of the Virgin Mary Victorious - at the famous Prague Ezulatka. Ezulatko - a wax figurine of the baby Jesus - believers ask her for help and healing from all ailments.
Of course, on the way, we will stop at buildings of other styles, we will compare, recall the history of architecture in Europe, we will talk about the history of houses and temples, and together we will enjoy the city. Our itinerary includes the main sites that have brought glory to Prague and are included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.
The excursion is conducted for a company of two or more people, but if by the will of fate you found yourself in Prague alone and are interested in architecture - write anyway, we will agree on a different cost!
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.