Hradcany Square - Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 05.374 E 014° 23.815
33U E 456858 N 5548764
Hradcany Square and Marian Column
Waymark Code: WM1875C
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 06/12/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
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As soon as we leave the Archbishop's Palace (visit link) and head east on Hradcanské námestí, after about 200 meters we pass a street lamp (visit link) . We continue uphill until we reach the center of the square (visit link) , where the object captured in this puzzle is located. It is a Baroque Marian column.

The Marian or Plaque Columns were built in Bohemia and Moravia often as commemorative columns, as a reminder of the tragic events, especially the wars and the plague epidemics.

"This charming square full of astonishing palaces and houses is one of the access points to Prague Castle. Interestingly, it has retained the appearance of the medieval square. After the great fire of 1541 many features of the Lesser Quarter above Hradcany changed a great deal, and both secular and ecclesiastic palaces were built in the square.

Concerning the historical monuments, Hradcany Square is one of the best-preserved districts of Prague. Dominated by a plague column of Virgin Mary created by Maxmilián Brokoff the square is surrounded by spectacular buildings, such as Schwarzenberg Palace, or Salmov Palace not to mention the great view of the city you will get from here.

Thanks to its fabulous mixture of Baroque and Renaissance buildings this square had a prominent role in the film Amadeus. The house No. 7 was used as Mozart’s residence, and the rococo Archbishop Palace, on the left as you face the Castle, was the Viennese archbishop’s palace. Madeleine Albright lived in the house No. 11 for a brief time after World War II."

Source and more information: (visit link)
Location City and Country: Prague, Czech Republic

Name of Location or Landmark: Hradcany Square

Location or Landmark website: [Web Link]

Puzzle or 3d model Manufacturer: Fine Art America

Puzzle or 3d model Manufacturer's Website: [Web Link]

Puzzle Type: Cardboard 2 dimensional

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