One of the strangest buildings in Prague, this pavilion was built in the shape of a six-pointed star set in a large park well ... More
Hvězda Summer Pavilion (Letohrádek Hvězda)
One of the strangest buildings in Prague, this pavilion was built in the shape of a six-pointed star set in a large park well out to the west of town. There are small permanent displays on the 16th Century structure itself and on the Battle of Bila Hora, which took place nearby in November 1620, at the outset of the Thirty Years' War. The upstairs hall is used for temporary exhibitions touching on Czech literature. The ground floor features amazingly sculpted stucco ceilings dating from the 1550s.
Opposite the Cernin Palace is the Santa Casa, built between 1626 and 1631 by the architect G B Orsi, commissioned
by Catherine of Lobkovic.Inside is a silver altar and a statue of Our Lady of Loretto, one of fifty ...
Located on the Letna parkland overlooking the Vltava River and city center, this structure was erected to replace the Stalin
Monument, which at the time was the largest in the world. The Stalin monument was built in the early ...
Drop by here to see the latest offerings from established Czech artists such as Frantisek Skala, Jr. The curator exploits
his connections in the West to show work by people like Brian Eno, who did a collaboration with Jiri ...