Museum of ghosts and legends
The Museum of ghosts (Muzeum pražských pověstí a strašidel), located in Prague, will certainly attract the attention of all fans of mystical stories. The museum contains the most significant characters of local legends and legends, which, according to the claims of the people of Prague, really exist. So, lovers and connoisseurs of all the mysterious, mystical and mysterious it is strongly recommended to visit this museum.
Ghost Museum – Signboard
The museum was created with the assistance of the mayor of Prague, Pavel Bem, who was personally present at its opening. Mysteriae Pragensis is located in a residential building erected on the remains of an ancient structure dating from the fourteenth century.
What to see
Familiarity with otherworldly forces begins at the entrance to the museum, visitors are met by a ghost dressed in a black robe. The purpose of the exhibits presented here is not to scare visitors, but simply to acquaint you with the ancient legends and legends of Prague, allowing you to get unforgettable impressions. The museum itself can be divided into the upper floor and basement.
Ghost Museum – Cat
In the first hall all guests are given a booklet containing a detailed description of the exhibits presented. Here guests are welcomed by the Guardian of Prague legends with a huge book of all mystical stories. Pages from the book are pasted on the walls, explaining the stories of characters, of which there are a great many. Everywhere you can encounter ghosts, walled up in a wall as a punishment for certain offenses.
There is a wooden cross, all studded with nails. As the legend says, the cross was once decorated with silver and precious stones, but a blacksmith’s apprentice once stole all the jewels. Since then, everyone who is involved in blacksmithing has considered it his duty upon arrival in Prague to hammer a nail into the cross in a sign of condemnation of a bad deed.
Another worth noting “magic” mirror, clicking on the button located on it, you can not see its reflection. From the mirror on the visitors watching a local resident.
Ghost Museum – Gnome
The basement of the museum
Going down the steep spiral staircase, the guests of the museum find themselves in a completely different situation than in the first hall. If the top floor is light enough, then downstairs, visitors plunge into the mysterious atmosphere, the abode of the venerable Prague ghosts. The basement, dating back to the fourteenth century, is a replica of the streets of the Old City. Twilight reigns here, anxious music and all kinds of sounds complements the entourage. Anticipating viewers are waiting for silent inhabitants, gnomes, water, skeletons, some of them are worth mentioning separately.
Ghost Museum – Cemetery
On Fridays, at midnight, along one of the streets of Prague, the fire skeleton in a black carriage rumbles with a crash. No one knows for what sins he has been forced to travel around Prague for many years, how to rid him of this curse is also unknown. Upon reaching the house of the “Three Golden Crowns”, the skeleton knocks on the gate, and then disappears to appear again on Friday.
Ghost Museum – Skeleton
When building the Charles Bridge, the architect who built it had the imprudence to make a deal with dark forces. The essence of the transaction was as follows – in exchange for the soul of the first one who stepped onto the bridge, the Devil promised to finish the construction in a short time. The transaction took place, and as soon as the construction was completed, the child was the first to step onto the bridge. The soul of the baby was forced to wander for many years. Once, when the ghost of a child sneezed, one of the passers-by wished him health, thereby freeing him from the curse.
Ghost Museum – Baby
Beautiful Laura, Prague actress, was popular for her beauty and talent. Many admirers of the woman annoyed her husband, he plagued the beauty with his jealousy. Once it happened that Laura reciprocated an ardent admirer and was about to leave for him. But the jealous spouse could not put up with it and decapitated the unfortunate.
Ghost Museum – Zhenshchina
Water Kaburek, perhaps the cutest character. Harmless beer lover often visits numerous beer Prague. Where it appears, the beer is considered to be excellent, since water immediately feels that it is not diluted with water.
Ghost Museum – Male
A group of decapitated figures represents victims of a real historical event. In 1620, 27 noble Prague citizens were executed during the uprising. The heads of twelve of them for ten years hung in cages on the Charles Bridge, until they were secretly buried.
Ghost Museum – Armor
Visiting the museum of ghosts, you can get acquainted with the stories of all the other local ghosts, choosing for this any convenient time.