Churches

Prague Franciscan Garden

Prague Franciscan Garden The Franciscan Garden and the Church of Our Lady of Snows can be visited together if you like. Although most people from the area will go mostly to the garden for a takeaway lunch or ice-cream during a work break. What’s the History? You have to go back to 1347, the year … Read More

ST Cyril and ST Methodius Church in Prague

St Cyril and St Methodius – Resslova From the metro station at IP Pavlova right down to the riverside I’m always bumping into people with a map in their hands, randomly turning it, looking for street signs etc and invariably when I ask if they need and help they’ll say that they are looking for … Read More

St Cyril and St Methodius crypt in prague

Prague Operation Anthropoid Crypt

Operation Anthropoid – Victory, Defeat and Remembrance In the past I’ve written about the Church of St Cyril and St Methodius and the single event in World War Two history that was called Operation Anthropoid. There’s a lot involved in the story including bravery, betrayal, sacrifice, justice and inspiration. Largely it’s the story of seven … Read More

Saint george basilica, prague castle

Saint George Basilica Prague

The Romanesque Saint George Basilica If you think that the construction of the Old Royal Palace and the associated All Saints Chapel was the first church, then the Saint George Basilica was second church in the Prague Castle complex. Built in the Romanesque style (monumental and plain) in the year 920 it stayed largely the … Read More

Prague Castle

Enjoy a Walk Around the Prague Castle I cover the Prague Castle public areas on my Prague City Walking Tour where you’ll learn about the individual buildings and gardens with a selection of stories both ancient and modern. Below I describe some of the questions that you need to ask yourself as to how you … Read More

St Vitus Cathedral Prague rear aspect at night

Saint Vitus Cathedral Prague

A Look at the Saint Vitus Cathedral Saint Vitus Cathedral was not the first church in the area, that was the Church of Our Virgin Mary. Neither was it the first church at the Prague Castle, that was the current Saint George Basilica. But you have to admire the way that it has developed over … Read More

coat of arms made from bones, kutna hora all saints church, czech republic

Kutna Hora Bone Church

Kutna Hora Bone Church What’s in Kutna Hora? Once the second richest town in the kingdom you’ll be surprised at the quality of the architecture for what is really just a mid-sized provincial town. You’ll be interested in the Gothic St Barbara Cathedral, the Mint and the Church of All Saints (Bone Church/Ossuary) and organised … Read More

The Plaque on the STs Cyril and Methodius Church in Resslova

World War Two Operation Anthropoid

Operation Anthropoid In October 1941 after three years of occupation the exiled Czechoslovak government in England decided that a show of strength was required. Operation Anthropoid was a World War 2 military operation with a specific assignment for two young allied paratroopers namely the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. By the end of June 1942, Heydrich … Read More