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Prague Ghosts and Legends Museum

 
photo:  (muzeumpovesti.cz)
 

The ancient city of Prague has always been sought after by visitors who are attracted by mysterious nooks, legends of treasures, mysteries, and secrets. Even those not interested should certainly not miss the Prague Ghosts and Legends Museum.

 
 
The Prague Ghosts and Legends Museum, also named Mysteriae Pragensis, presents a unique exhibition of the best known and most interesting ghosts and legends of old Prague. You can visit it right in the centre of Prague on Mostecká Street (map).

The museum’s exhibition is divided into two sections. The first has a huge tome – a giant book of myths and legends that will take you to the Genius Loci Pragensis, the Spirit of Prague. Pages from the book, with original illustrations, hang on the walls of the entire room. On the ground floor of the museum, where the book is located, visitors are acquainted with the background of the origin and appearance of ghosts.

The cellar will lead viewers directly into the town of ghosts, with many streets and nooks of old Prague. The most intriguing part of the museum is the underground street of spirits, where you will run into the most famous Prague spirits and ghosts, such as the Headless Templar, the Turk of Ungelt, the Hairy Ghost, the Goblins of Prague Castle, Headless Laura, Iron Man, the Skeleton of Jánský vršek, Water Sprites, and the Baby of Charles Bridge. Generally known figures are also there, such as Faust and the Devil, the Devil of Vyšehrad, and the Golem. Come and be frightened by local ghosts and spirits at the special “scary evening” shows.

In addition to permanent exhibitions, visitors can set out with real ghosts and spooks into Prague streets, where they will learn about other legends and maybe even meet some living spooks.


 
Author: Ivana Jenerálová
 
Added: 21.02.2011
 
 
 

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