Tourist Travel guide

Top Sights in Prague

Old Town Square
(Astronomical Clock / Tyn Church)

Old Town Square

The first place to go to when in Prague. Enjoy the atmosphere of the magnificent medieval square with its wonderful Astronomical clock and striking gothic Tyn Church. Enjoy alfresco dining while watching the world go by and go rummaging the souvenir shops nearby. The square is only a few mins walk to the famous Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square. [more…]

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Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

This beautiful Bridge with wonderful views of the castle and the river Vltava is graced with many baroque style sculptures, street entertainers, artists and souvenir vendors. [more…]

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Prague Castle
(St Vitus Cathedral / Old Royal Palace / Golden Lane)

Prague Castle

A UNESCO World Heritage site, it consists of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and finally Baroque. Its many attractions include St Vitus Cathedral, The Old Royal Palace, Golden Lane houses, St George’s Basilica and convent and several museums. [more…]

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Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square

A popular shopping boulevard lined with restaurants, cafes, bars.Though called a Square, it is in fact a 750m long rectangle. Many historical events of the last 100 years took place here including The Velvet Revolution, which led to the collapse of Communism in the country in 1989. The street has some fine examples of Art Nouveau – the most famous of which is Cafe Europa. [more…]

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Strahov Monastery

Strahov Monastery

Founded in 1140, it is famous not only for its beautiful architecture and tranquil setting, but also for its magnificent library which contains books which are more than 1000 years old located in two Baroque buildings – The Theological Hall and the Philosophical Hall. The Monastery Garden offers views of the city and contains a cafe. [more…]

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Old-New Synagogue

Old New Synagogue

The oldest surviving example of the medieval twin-nave type of synagogue. It was built in an early Gothic style around 1270. The main hall is the only existing medieval-type hall of its kind. [more…]

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Municipal House

Municipal House

Built from 1905 – 1912, it is among the most significant Art Nouveau buildings in Prague. Czech painters and sculptors of the time participated in the decoration including Alfons Mucha. The halls and lounges are still used for concerts and events, restaurants and cafes. [more…]

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Powder Gate
(Tower in Old Town)

Powder Gate

The 14th century gate marks the beginning of the Royal Route that the monarchs of Bohemia walked on their way to St Vitus Cathedral to be crowned. The tower is open to the public and offers views of the city. It also houses a permanent exhibition on the “Towers of Prague.” [more…]

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Petrin Hill

Petrin Hill

Petrin Hill is almost entirely covered with parks and many interesting sights. A funicular takes you to the summit, or you can walk. Attractions include the Observation Tower (a small Eiffel Tower) for good views of the Prague skyline; Mirror Maze; Hunger Wall; Štefánik’s Observatory; Church of St. Lawrence; Memorial to the victims of Communism… [more…]

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Dancing House

Dancing House

The unusual shaped building was designed in 1992. It was originally named Fred and Ginger (the house vaguely resembles a pair of dancers). The modern building stands out among the Neo-Baroque, Neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings. It’s unusual shape was controversial at the time, but locals have grown to like it! [more…]

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