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Life and Art in the Court of Charles IV

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During the reign of Bohemian King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, Prague was considered an important centre for the arts. During the High Gothic period, leading artists from the fields of architecture, sculpture, and painting were active in the Prague court. Evidence of this are Charles Bridge, the Old Town Bridge Tower, and works of art that can be still seen in Prague today.

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From the Lesser Town Square, we’ll pass by the Church of the Our Lady Beneath the Chain on our way to Charles Bridge. We’ll then take a look at the Old Town Bridge Tower, Karlova Street, and the Church of St. Giles on Husova Street. We’ll then head through the Iron Gate, up Melantrichova Street to the Karolinum, where we’ll take a look at the historical seat of Prague’s university during the time of Charles IV. After walking across Old Town Square and taking in the Old Town Hall, we’ll come to the Church of Our Lady Before Týn and examine its north portal. Our final stop is a tour of the St Agnes Convent and the National Gallery collection within.

Admission Fees: St. Agnes Convent, Carolinum, and Tyn Church

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