Rotunda opens for Architecture students – An Invitation

An excursion of about 20 students of Czech Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, and Preservation Institute associates to the Rotunda will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The tour will be led by Ing. arch. Milena Hauserová, deputy head of the Institute. Dr. Jarmila Čiháková from the National Heritage Institute will also accompany the group.

Rotunda on Television

Two stories covering the information about the Preservation Project of St. Wenceslas Rotunda at the Lesser Town Square in Prague appeared on Czech national television (ČT). The first story was broadcast as part of daily news programme Události on February 13, 2015. The second report appeared on the From the Metropolis programme, a Saturday session recapitulating the most important events that took place in Prague in the past seven days.

Subsidy Announced

On January 28, 2015, JUDr. Martin Pros, PhD, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic, has announced the grant of subsidy for the EHP-CZ06-OV-1-033-2014 – Preservation Project of St. Wenceslas Rotunda at the Lesser Town Square in Prague. The National Fund has granted the total of 7 318 041 CZK to the Project.

A Unique Discovery

On February 3rd, 2004, a unique discovery was made on the premises of the Lesser Town building of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague. Believed to have been lost for 376 years even by many historians and archaeologists, St. Wenceslas Rotunda was finally discovered. A number of researchers attempted to locate the rotunda several times over the centuries, always with the conclusion that it must have disappeared without trace during the construction of the Jesuit Professed House. On the basis of an anonymous engraving depicting the invasion of the Lesser Town of Prague by the Passau forces in 1611, the rotunda was originally assumed to have been located in the western line of houses in the centre of Lesser Town Square. Today we already know that in reality, it was situated further to the east.