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prague lobkowicz palace concert room with covered chairs and stuccoed wall details

Prague Lobkowicz Palace

Prague Lobkowicz Palace Classical Concert Venue It’s a question I’ve been asked many times. What is your favourite Prague classical concert venue? For large scale impact I have three favourites but for a small venue there’s only one, the Prague Lobkowicz Palace. Where is the Prague Lobkowicz Palace? Be careful, although this is the most … Read More

Wallenstein garden with prague castle in background

Prague Wallenstein Garden and Palace

Wallenstein Garden and Palace The Wallenstein Garden takes it’s name from the adjacent Wallenstein Palace (now the home of the Czech Senate). As one of 4 or 5 families that supported the Catholic Emperor Ferdinand II during the 30 years war, the Wallensteins were gifted this land after the Catholics took control of Prague in … 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

Klementinum – Baroque Pearl of Prague

Explore the Klementinum The Klementinum is often mistakenly referred to as a building. In fact it’s a complex comprising a number of separate buildings, churches and chapels. At 20,000 square metres, only Prague Castle is larger by area so let’s explore. Why Visit the Klementinum? You would normally come into the complex for one of … Read More

Rudolfinum Prague, home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Rudolfinum

The Prague Rudolfinum The grounds of the Rudolfinum on the Old Town side of the riverbank have not always looked so grand. Previously the site had been a nitrate bed, a riding school, a prison and a saw mill before construction started on the current building in 1875. 50 years earlier a bank called “Bohemiche … Read More

Smetana Hall, one of the Prague Spring International Music Festival venues

Prague Spring International Music Festival

Prague Spring International Music Festival 2020 is CANCELLED Often associated with classical music and rightly so, the Prague Spring International Music Festival has opened it’s arms over the years to a variety of musical instruments and genres. The history of the May festival dates back more than a Century and can largely be divided into … Read More

Prague Proms Poster

Prague Proms Music Festival – 2020

Prague Proms International Music Festival Awaiting the schedule for this year but expect dates throughout late June to early August. The Prague Proms International Music Festival started in 2005 but, don’t think of it as being like the English Proms with a hall full of flag waving university students. It’s a summer music festival format … Read More