Straka Academy, Prague

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  • Visited on Thursday 12th October. What a majestic building which commands such an important place below Prague Castle and across the Vltava River from the Old Town. You also get to see it as you cruis...  more »
  • It was strange to hear the word "Academy" and "Government". But in the Czech Republic these two words, so to speak, are in some sort of organic unity. Due to this "phenomenon" is quite simple-the current Government of the Czech Republic (Urad vlády ČR) is an Academy-Academy Strakovskoj (Strakova akademie). Solid neobarochnoe building with pronounced their mixing characteristics of different architectural styles, free "located on the left bank of the Vltava River in the area Kosárkovo nábřeží, immediately catches your eye when you walk through an on- the opposite shore promenade Dvorak, smoothly passing in the Alšovo nábřeží. Its name "building is obliged to count Strakova Jan Peter Strategickoo-really rich chel sent all of his inheritance to the poor training of nobles. Well, of course, these poor fellows must have been somewhere contain and teach-that's decided on mencenatskie bablosy need otgrohat modest "hut" (benefit free and really solid on the sizes of a plot of land just was in a great location on the banks of the mother of rivers Czech). Designing buildings commissioned architect Václav Roshtlapilu (Václav Roštlapil), known in very narrow circles involvement in designing buildings Bognickoj psychiatric hospital. The construction budget was over, so Strakovoj Academy building was the first building in Prague's central heating. Construction lasted from 1891 to 1896 year and now this architectural neo "zest" Prague 160 metres long pleases the eye guests of the Czech capital. Pay attention to sculpture installed just below the main dome structures for front-they come out of the workshops of the sculptors Josef Modera (Josef Mauder) and Celdy Kloucheka (Celda Klouček). In 1945 the building was the seat of the Academy of management Strakovoj first Czechoslovak post-war Governments, and from 1993 onwards, after the collapse of the United States, the Czech Government is based in the building.
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  • Strakovoj Academy of building can be clearly seen from the opposite bank of the Vltava River, or River during River outing. The Academy has its own interesting history that began as far back as the eighteenth century. Now it is the Czech Government.
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