Government adds to national monuments list

08-02-2010

The Czech government on Monday approved a list of 38 new national cultural monuments. The list includes the striking modern Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord in the Vinohrady district of Prague, the Imperial Spa at Karlovy Vary, the colonnade in Mariánské Lázně and the renaissance castle in Vimperk. The list also includes the famous Czechoslovak locomotive the so-called “Slovenská Strela” which was first built in 1936 using an aerodynamic design. The train was used between Prague and Bratislava. Before the additions, there were 236 national monuments.