Thursday, January 3, 2013

Prague's Churches

I really want to go to Prague but i don't want to go alone. In the next days my friends will decide if they can go or not!! Let's hope for some good news.
If i get to go i won't need to buy these cards, well, at least not for me. These were sent my Emerich.

 Photo by Ewald Junghans
On this card there's St. Francis Knights of the Cross Church dome and St. Salvator Church façade.
St. Salvator Church in Prague is part of a group of buildings forming the oldest Czech Jesuit College - the Klementinum.
This large, majestic church is a city landmark, located at one end of Charles Bridge, at the entrance to the Old Town.
St. Salvator Church was built initially in the Gothic style between 1578-1601 by the Jesuits, however many of the important features are Baroque, added during a final phase of construction between 1649-1654.
St. Salvator is indeed considered as one of the most valuable examples of early-Baroque architecture in Prague. Famous architects Lurago, Caratti and Kanka were all involved with its construction. - in:

Photo by Milan Kincl
St. George's Basilica is the oldest church building within the Prague Castle complex. It is also the best-preserved Romanesque church in Prague.
St. George's Basilica was founded by Prince Vratislav (915-921) in 920. The basilica was then enlarged in 973 with the construction of St. George's Benedictine Convent.
In 1142 St. George's Basilica had to be rebuilt following a fire. And the Baroque facade that we see today was added in 1671-1691. - in:

1 comment:

Manu World said...

vais adorar praga!!!! eu amei!!!