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Gothic Prague

Good day. In the latest episode of our program “a walk through Historical Prague monuments” welcome Lucia Dvořák. Today we will talk about the architecture of Prague Gothic of the period.

The Gothic style penetrated to Prague in the 1st half of the 13th century simultaneously with the emergence of new monastic orders: Dominicans, mineralov, the poor Clares and magdalenian. The Gothic period lasted until the early 16th century. During this period, especially during the reign of Charles the Fourth, Prague expressive rose, as it was founded the New town of Prague. Prague thus became one of the largest European cities. March 3, 1348, the year of Charles the Fourth gave a Charter and already on March 26 was laid the first stone of the city. In the New town is still a few Gothic Church buildings.

Italian humanist Umberto Decembrio in 1399, the year of Prague wrote:

“The beautiful buildings, the city puts up, lots of pretty streets around the centre, and each of them are then of special proceedings are held. Great are unfinished temples that Karel the Fourth during his life, commanded to build “. Continue reading

15 most beautiful temples of the Old world

1. St. Basil’s Cathedral
Orthodox
Moscow, Russia
Its construction began in the XVI century
Pokrovsky Cathedral, also known as the temple, many believe the symbol of Moscow and whole Russia. Nobody is not set to the name of the master who built it. According to the legend, on the orders of Tsar Ivan the terrible blinded the Creator to nowhere and he never reproduced the unique architecture of the Cathedral. In Stalin’s time, the temple, its bright “candy” style sharply contrasted with the strict walls of the Kremlin and discontinously with demonstrations on red square, it was decided to demolish. From destruction saved him brave protest scholar-restorer, which cost the last several years of camps.
2. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore Continue reading

St. George monastery

A unique place of Phiolent is St. George monastery. It was founded in 891 by Greek sailors. They caught in a storm, suffered shipwreck, and, seeing their inevitable death, began to call on the help of the Holy great Martyr George. The Saint heard their desperate cry, appeared on a big cliff near the shore and immediately calmed the storm.
The most unique place of Phiolent is St. George monastery. the monastery was founded in 891 by Greek sailors. They caught in a storm, suffered shipwreck, and, seeing their inevitable death, began to call on the help of the Holy great Martyr George. The Saint heard their desperate cry, appeared on a big cliff near the shore and immediately calmed the storm. When the saved sailors climbed up the cliff, on its top they found an icon of St. George, took it to the shore and rocky cliff made a cave Church. The most righteous of them settled near it and became hermits. Continue reading