Quarter founded in the beginning of the 13th century around the medieval market. In this part of Prague city you can find many exciting places, you have walk across the Charles bridge, you will be suprised by the authentic beauty of medieval town still living nowadays. After your busy days you will appreciate the friendly atmosphere in Old Town´s restaurants, bars and pubs.
Old Town HallPhoto
Established in the 14th century, enlarged in the 16th and 17th century. Today one of the most important attractions for visitors. It is possible to see the Old Chapel, a couple of historical halls and Tower. On the ground floor there is an exhibition space.
Situated on the Old Town Hall it is the most visited place in the quarter. Tower from the 15th century is open for the public, from the top there is a nice panoramic view on the Prague downtown. At each hour the show of 12 apostles.
Old Town SquarePhoto
The most important square in the city visited throughout the year by millions of tourists. The most notable building in this square is the Old Town Hall with its remarkable Astronomical Clock.
The oldest bridge in Prague, built in the 14th century during the king Charles IV´s reign. The bridge is decorated by 30 statues and 3 high towers.
It is a part of Old Town fortifications from the end of the 15th century. There is a fine view of the Old Town from the gallery.
The most beautiful example of the Modern Style from the beginning of the 20th century. Worldwide famous painter Alfons Mucha decorated the main hall. Concerts, festivals, exhibitions are held in this recently restored palace situated perfectly on the border between the New Town and the Old Town.
St. Nicholas Church in Old TownPhoto
An outstanding Baroque church from the first half of the 18th century. Nowadays there are concerts almost every day.
Convent of St. AgnesPhoto
Founded by Wenceslas I before 1234 at the request of his sister Agnes. The extensive complex of conventual buildings comprises a monastery and a convent, two churches, a chapter house and several chapels. At the present time it is used by the National Gallery (exhibitions of the old Czech art).
The only Prague´s quarter not founded by a king. This area is situated on the hill above the city, it extends around the Prague Castle. Always it was a place of rich men, nobility and Czech rulers. Nowadays there is the seat of the Czech President.
According to the legend it was founded by the Princess Libuše, the progenitress of Czech kings of the Přemysl´s House. In fact the Castle was founded in 884 and it was always a seat of Czech princes and kings, since 1918 the Castle has served as the residence and office of Czech Presidents.
St. Vitus CathedralPhoto
The Prague Castle is dominated by the splendid Gothic cathedral. Its construction was started in the 14th century but not finished until the beginning of the 20th century. The interior is a shrine of Czech art from the Gothic Age to the present days. Here is the tomb of the Czech Kings, the famous shrine containing the Coronation Jewels.
Old Royal PalacePhoto
The most remarkable monument of the Late Gothic epoch of the Prague Castle is the monumental Vladislav Hall with fine vaulting.
St. George´s BasilicaPhoto
With the adjoining convent of the Benedictine nuns, the basilica is the oldest historical sight in Prague - from the 10th century. In this complex you can admire the Czech Art from the Gothic to the Baroque period.
Short picturesque lane inside of the Prague Castle´s complex.. According to legends there lived alchemists and people producing gold by an artificial way. Now it is one of the Prague´s most visited sights.
This quarter extends on the left side of the Vltava river. It is full of Baroque buildings, all tourists will be surprised by the charm, unique beauty and a certain artistic esprit in the area. In the Lesser Town there is plenty of silent gardens, monumental churches, pastel facades on aristocratic houses.
St. Nicholas Church in Lesser TownPhoto
Most beautiful Prague´s church built in the 18th century by Bavarian architects..Monumental organ is used throughout the whole year for concerts.
Small green island in the Vltava river, situated under the Charles Bridge. It is one of the most romantic places in the city.
Albrecht Wallenstein was a famous commander in the first half of the 30 years War. His palace is used at the present time by the Czech Senat and a large nice garden is open for everybody.
Church of Our Lady VictoriousPhoto
The first Prague church built in the Baroque style in the middle of the 17th century. Many tourists arrive to Prague just to see a small worldwide famous Infant Jesus´wax statue in this church. In the course of time, miraculous power came to be attributed to the beautifully dressed figure. Divine services in different languages.
The main axis passing through the Lesser Town. There are nice shops, cafés, small restaurants, family hotels. You can admire old signs above all entrances and doors in the street. Jan Neruda was a Czech poet, writer and journalist in the 19th century.
Remarkable Baroque garden on the slope behind the Vrtba palace in the Lesser Town. Concerts.
This quarter was founded in the 14th century as the latest one among all the Prague quarters. There is not so many historical sights, it is rather the centre of contemporary Prague´s life, there are banks, restaurants, hotels, pubs, nightclubs, luxurious shops…
Each city in the world has its centre: in Prague it is the Wenceslas Square. This place is dominated by a huge building of the National Museum and a horse statue of St-Wenceslas, the patron of Czech lands. At this square you can find hundreds of bookshops, banks, restaurants, hotels…
Neo-Renaissance building at the top of the Wenceslas Square. Museum of zoology, biology, mineralogy, paleontology…
Complex situated on the embankment of the Vltava river. There are 3 theatres, the most interesting is the Laterna Magica Theatre with its nice performances. Don´t miss one of them.
Commercial zone between Wenceslas Square and the Vltava river. In this street you will see several buildings with modern style´s facades. Modest monument commemorating the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
The largest square in Prague with a park in its centre. On the north-west side of the square there is a monumental New Town Hall, nice example of the Renaissance style.
Like every medieval town, Prague also had its ghetto, the Jewish Quarter. Since Prague´s foundation Jews have lived on the right Vltava river side and we can find there prints of this community. In spite of demolishion of many synagogues and reducing the Jewish territory, we can admire six synagogues converted into museums and mainly the old Jewish cemetery from the 15th century. Jewish quarter has always been an important and inseparable part of the Old Town.
An Early Gothic edifice, the oldest surviving Jewish prayer-house in central Europe. Until the present time there are services, it is not a museum like the others Prague synagogues. Inside you can admire the old vaulting, the inscriptions on walls, the mysterious atmosphere of this place.
Jewish Town Hall Photo
Erected at the end of the 16th century, rebuilt in Baroque style. On the ground floor there is a kosher restaurant.
Old Jewish CemeteryPhoto
Burial ground from the first half of the 15th c. The cemetery is one of the most remarkable features in the Jewish Quarter. Burials were made here up until 1787, and a number of interesting gravestones, nearly all with inscriptions, from the 15th to the 18th century have survived.
It was a privat house of prayer for wealthy families, rebuilt in Renaissance style from its original Late Gothic style, and after the WWII it became a memorial of the 77 297 Czech Jews killed during the Nazi occupation.
The youngest Prague Synagogue built at the end of the 19th century in the beautiful Spanish style. The interior was recently restored and nowadays is used like a museum and a concert hall.
The hill on the right side of the Vltava river. There was the Bohemian rulers´first residence. At the present time it is possible to visit St. Peter and St. Paul Church and the National Cemetery.
Lovely small house from the 18th century. Place of Mozart´s stays, now there is a Mozart´s Museum. Nice garden where concerts are held.
Large complex of the Premonstratensian order with two churches and the fantastic Baroque Library. Beautiful Monastery Gallery with famous collection of Gothic Arts. Museum of Czech Literature.
Place of pilgrimage built after the Thirty Years War, symbol of the victory of the Catholic Church in Bohemia. Rich Baroque complex with the liturgical treasure. Big bells of the tower play a lovely melody at each hour.
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