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Visit History of Religion in Prague and the Czech Republic



 


The city of Prague, placed in the heart of Europe, has occupied through the years an important role in the development and coexistence of the different religions that have left their legacy in the city.  They include:


 


Prague Religious Tours


 


The Castle of Prague


 


Discover the exciting history of Prague Castle, where you can also visit St. Vitus Cathedral. Be amazed by the interior of St. Nicholas Church. We will finish the tour in the Old Town Square, after crossing the breathtaking Charles Bridge.


 


 


Pilgrims in Prague


 


Through this tour you will learn about two of the most important pilgrimage places in the city; the Loreto and the Infant Jesus Church. In addition to this visitors will have the chance of walking through the historic and charismatic neighbourhoods of Mal Strana and HradÄany.


 


Judaism in Prague


 


The Jewish Town of Prague, in the center of the town, offers the chance of learning the history of Judaism in the Czech Republic, by visiting the numerous synagogues and expositions included in the Jewish Museum of Prague.


 


Lost in the Old Town


 


During this tour through some important monuments in the Old Town, you will discover the charm of its narrow streets, while visiting Wenceslas Square, the Bethlehem Chapel, the baroque complex of Klementinum and the Churches of Our Lady before Týn and St. James.


 


The Castle of Prague and its Gardens


 


The tour to Prague Castle, described before, can be completed alternatively with the visit to the Summer Palace or Belvedere, an excellent example of the Renaissance, followed by a walk through the Letn Park, whose beautiful gardens have one of the most breathtaking views of the city.


 


Pilgrims and the PetÅ™ín Park


 


Alternative circuit to the Pilgrims in Prague tour mentioned earlier and to Loreto and the Infant Jesus Church, in which the Strahov Monastery is included, as well as a walk through the PetÅ™ín Park which offers spectacular sights of the Lesser Town (Mala Strana) and the Old and New Town.


 


Vyšehrad, historical legends


 


Just because of the astonishing sights of Prague that can be appreciated from Vyšehrad Citadel it is worth attending this tour. If we supplement it with the visit to St. Peter and St. Paul Church, and the Cemetery of the fort, the tour is more than justified.


 


 


Tours out of Prague


 


Olomouc


 


Visit one of the most beautiful cities in Moravia, and the famous and miraculous pilgrimage place of Svatý KopeÄek (The Holy Hill).


 


Velehrad


 


Immerse in the marvellous region of East Moravia we can find this popular pilgrimage place of Velehrad, composed by a Monastery and a Basilica.


 


ŽÄr nad Szavou


 


An inimitable pilgrimage church, placed in an extraordinary environment, the Green Mountain, in the middle of the Czech Republic.


 


Holy Mountain


 


The Holy Mountain (Svat Hora) constitutes the most ancient and important pilgrimage place devoted to the Virgin Mary in the Czech Republic.


 


Brandýs nad Labem-Star Boleslav


 


Discover the role of Star Boleslav in the history of the Czech Republic, and the miraculous "Palladium", which, according to the legend, belonged to St. Wenceslas.


 


Kutn Hora


 


Let yourself be bedazzled by this astonishing city, which was predestinated to become the capital of the Czech Republic.


 


You can use above to organize your own visits, or contact http://www.pilgrims.cz/

Thursday, June 7, 2012



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