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one of the original 19th century prague gas lamps in front of prague castle

Prague Gas Lamps

Prague Gas Lamps Since 1723 the city had maintained oil-lit street lighting on the Royal Road between Republic Square and Prague Castle. In 1846 within the fortified city walls of Prague you would still have found thousands of other private street lamps lighting roads, junctions and the entries to buildings. These all had to be … Read More

the scene from the linkin park video from the inside where the boy is sitting in the apartment

Prague and Linkin Park

Prague and Linkin Park Linkin Park was in Prague in 2003 filming videos for their second album called Meteora released in the same year. When I first listened to the album it was a bootleg copy from a stall in Nathan Road, Hong Kong. I thought “Breaking the Habit” and “From the Inside” were going … Read More

the prague castle fortified sand gate as seen from outside the old city wall in 1750

The Sand Gate

The Sand Gate Prague was a fortified city up until the 1880s. On my Walking Tours I can point out where the various city wall gates used to be, what they were called and who might have used them. I can even show you what they looked like, describe the dimensions and generally paint a … Read More

the yellow baroque facade of the Prague loreta

Prague Loreta

Prague Loreta Facts or Faith or maybe both. I’m not particularly religious so faith is not an issue although I am prepared to take a step back and look at facts. If you are Christian then the Prague Loreta is a place you will want to visit. The Religious Background Every Christian child is taught … Read More

An example of sgraffito external building decoration in prague

Renaissance Prague Architecture

Renaissance Prague Architecture The Prague Renaissance period saw a lot of social and technological change but it did not come with groundbreaking architectural design ideas as had been noted in the Romanesque and Gothic periods. It was more about artistic ideas and decorative styles to aesthetically improve the appearance of a building and not the … Read More

Sparta Prague Football Club

Visiting Sparta Prague This page was largely written to help football fans coming out here to watch Euro matches but it’s worth understanding a little of the history. Sparta Prague (in Czech AC Sparta Praha) has been around since 1893 (I actually first learned this after asking about some graffiti) and had worn their famous … Read More

David Cerny Kafkas Head, Quadrio centre in Prague

Prague City Walking Tour

The Prague City Walking Tour NOTE: I’ve now moved all of my tour related pages over to the dedicated website at https://www.livingpraguetours.com where you can read about me, my ethos, the range of tours that I offer, the booking process, Reviews and FAQ etc. Any link below will direct you to that site. Duration: 2.5 … Read More

Prague Castle Tours

Prague Castle Tours and Tips If you are coming to the city then you’ll certainly be spending some of your time exploring Prague Castle. At more than 77,000 square metres it’s the largest working castle complex in the world as well as being one of the oldest. There are several types of Prague Castle tours … 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

St Vitus Cathedral Prague rear aspect at night

Saint Vitus Cathedral Prague

A Look at the Saint Vitus Cathedral I’m in the process of moving older pages to newer updated posts. You’ll find more updates, better history and better pictures on the New ST Vitus Cathedral Post. There’s also a post about ST Vitus himself so you understand the connection with Prague. Saint Vitus Cathedral was not … Read More