Czech Republic • Praha 1 • Charles Bridge • Lichtenstein (Ledebursky) Palace • by Apostolos J. Doulias (Noveber contest)

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Lichtenstein (Ledebursky) Palace

Walking in Lesser Town in Malostranske namesti in Prague you can see a large palace occupying the area of five normal houses. Lichtenstein Palace (Lichtenstejnsky palac, sometimes also called Ledebursky) was the first large Baroque building in Prague. It was built at the beginning of the 16th century by Karel of Lichtenstein, whose descendants own the Principality of Liechtenstein in Central Europe.

Karel of Lichtenstein is known as „bloody Lichtenstein“. It was him who sentenced and executed 27 leaders of Estates uprising on Old Town Square in 1621 after their loss on White Mountain. He confiscated a great wealth at that time. The leaders were sentenced just in this palace, this act is commemorated by 27 cast-iron heads on stone pillars in front of the palace.

Prince Josef of Lichtenstein had the palace reconstructed in the Classicist style before the coronation of the Czech king Leopold II . The building got a monumental staircase and a big hall.

The Lichtenstein palace used to serve as a post office from 1742 to 1791. Until 1753 it had been the only collection centre for letters. In 1827 the second industrial exhibition took place there. During the centuries the palace served as military headquarters many times.

The Lichtenstein Palace is used now by the music faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts. There is a concert hall with a new organ, an exhibition hall, a summer scene and a garden, lecture-rooms, a recording studio, a library, a club, and many more.

Address: Malostranske namesti 13, Lesser Town in Prague

How to get there: Go by trams 12, 20, 22, 23 and get off at Malostranske namesti. Lichtenstein Palace is just behind the St. Nicholas Church.

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C haydeé on December 1, 2012

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Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on December 3, 2012

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Árpád Kovácsevics on December 3, 2012

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Nguyễn Lê on December 4, 2012

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pedro car on December 4, 2012

Beautiful view, very nice colors and shot!


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Fabulous θέα στην εξοχή!

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Nenad Obradovic on December 8, 2012

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LEIRE13 on December 11, 2012

Like nº 87.

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lurdesa_ on December 17, 2012

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Zdenek Schwarz on December 22, 2012

Skvělá práce v Praze. LF ! Pozdrav posílá metol -Czech Republik.

Radiomanchego Alamo on December 22, 2012

Me encanta la foto. Preciosa composición. La luz, el color y el contraste perfectos. Una galería magnífica, enhorabuena. Felices Fiestas.

L. F. on December 24, 2012

questa fotografia è semplicemente perfetta, ogni parola in più è superflua, complimenti

Like 92 + fav 29


Ľubomír Šiška on December 26, 2012

Interesting Greetings l.siska

Francisco Jose Rios on December 28, 2012

Congratulations.....Impressive photographic work.Spectacular scenery and composition.Friendly greetings from Spain Fran.Favorite,like and Voted.

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This is a beautiful HDR composition Apostolos
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