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Trevi Fountain in Rome

The Baroque (US /bəˈroʊk/ or UK /bəˈrɒk/) is a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance and music. The style began around 1600 in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe

Moritzburg Castle, Saxony


The interior of the dome showing how Thornhill's painting continues an illusion of the real architectural features.

18th-century painting of the Royal Theatre of Turin

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The Church of Saint Nicholas

  • The Church of Saint Nicholas (Czech: KostelsvatéhoMikuláše) also called the Saint Nicholas Cathedral (Czech: ChrámsvatéhoMikuláše) is theBaroque church in Lesser Town, Prague. It was built between 1704-1755 on the site where formerly stood a Gothic church from the 13th century also dedicated to Saint Nicholas. It has been described as "the most impressive example of Prague Baroque"[1] and "without doubt the greatest Baroque church in Prague and the Dientzenhofers' supreme achievement".[2]

  • It was built by ChristophDientzenhofer, later by his son KilianIgnazDientzenhofer. The temple excels not only in the architecture, but also in the decoration, mainly by the Jan Lukas Kracker's frescos and inside the 70 m high dome by FrantišekXaverPalko's. The interior is further decorated withsculptures of FrantišekIgnácPlatzer. The Baroque organs has over 4,000 pipes up to six metres in length and were played by Mozart in 1787. The 79 m tall belfry is directly connected with the church’s massive dome. The belfry with great panoramic view, was unlike the church completed in Rococoforms in 1751-1756 by AnselmoLurago.

St. Nicholas Church in Lesser Town in Praguewas founded in 1703 under lead of Baroque architect ChristophDientzenhofer.


  • Loreta is a large pilgrimage destination in Hradčany, a district of Prague, Czech Republic. It consists of a cloister, the church of the Lord’s Birth, a Holy Hut and the clock tower with a famous chime.

  • The construction had started in 1626 and the Holy Hut was blessed on March 25, 1631. The architect was the Italian Giovanni Orsi; the project was financed by a noblewoman of the Lobkowitz family.

  • The Face wall in Baroque style was designed by the architects ChristophDientzenhofer and KilianIgnazDientzenhofer and added at the beginning of the 18th century.

  • The chapel is most known for its peal, heard since August 15, 1695. It was constructed during 1694 by watchmaker Peter Neumann from thirty smaller and larger bells.

  • Today the building also hosts large collection of liturgical tools, mainly monstrances. Exhibitions are occasionally held on the first floor of the cloister.

  • NeighbouringLoreta Square (Loretánskénáměstí) is named after Loreta.

Vranov nad Dyjí is a château in the homonymic town of Vranov nad Dyjí in the South Moravia (South Moravian Region), Czech Republic. It lies on the Dyje (Thaya) river, 3 km north from the Austrian border close to Hardegg.


  • 1.What is typical for baroque style?

  • 2.Who are the prominent personalities of that period?

  • 3.When did architects build monuments in baroque style?

  • 4.What details are typical?

  • 5.Which monuments can you describe?

  • 6.Famous architects.

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  • http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soubor:Troja_castle_(lateral_facade).J

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Praha_loreto-04-2003_12_24.jpgPG

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moritzburg_Castle