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Baroque Prague by Liz Fisher

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Tour through remarkable examples of baroque architecture in Prague which belongs to the most famous expressions of European Baroque.  Many baroque churches, palaces, villas, and town houses were built after the Thirty Years' War (1618 - 1648).

Strahov Monastery is made up of several buildings including two churches.  The monastery is famous for the Philosophical Library as well as for the Theological Library.  Both libraries were are masterpieces of Baroque Style.  Strahov is a wonderful place for taking a rest under one of its beautiful trees.

Troja Chateau is surrounded by beautiful Baroque gardens decorated with sculptures, trees, fountains and hedges.  The Chateau was built in the 17th century and its interior is decorated with fresco with scenes from Habsburg dynasty and their victory over the Turks.  You can sample a Czech wine in the cellar of the Chateau houses.

Loreta is a pilgrimage destination in Hradcany built in the 17th century.  It was conceived to promote the legend of Santa Casa, a copy of the Holy House.  Loreta is decorated by original fresco pieces and well-known Diamond Monstrance also known as the "Prague Sun."  You can hear the famous chime every hour from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The Church of Our Lady of Victory is known as the pilgrimage site of the Infant Jesus of Prague.  The church was built at the beginning of the 17th century by Giovanni Maria Filippi and is one of the oldest Baroque style buildings in Prague. 

 St. Nicolas Church  was built by famous architect Christoph Dientzenhofer and his son Kilian Ignaz Deintzenhofer in the 18th century. This church is one of prime examples of High Baroque architecture in Central Europe.  W.A. Mozart once played the organ that is installed in the massive church of St. Nicholas.
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