Prague is a remarkably preserved city that combines medieval, renaissance, baroque, and modern influences. It stands at the crossroads of Europe, where East meets West and the past meets the present: a city of current-day political excitement and historical imagery. It combines the legacy of three cultures of Europe-Czech, German, and Jewish.
You can discover Prague and other beautiful places in Czech Republic from the following tours:
- The Old Town
Old Town Hall - Astronomical clock- Old Town Square - John Hus Monument - Church of Virgin Mary before Tyn - The Church of Saint Nicolas - Ungelt - Church of Saint Jacob - Celetna Street - House at the Black Madonna - Powder Gate - Municipal House - Estates Theater - Karolinum - Saint Gallus Church - Saint Gallus market - Coal market - Church of Saint Martin - Betlehem Chapel and Betlehem Square-House of Lords of Kunstat and Podebrady with well preserved Romanesque halls-Marian Square-Clam-Gallas Pallace Klementinum.
- The Jewish Quarter
Franz Kafka Square - Maisel Synagogue + interiors - Old New Synanogue + interiors - Jewish Town Hall - High Synagogue - Spanish Synagogue + interiors - Klausen Synagogue + interiors - Ceremonial Hall of the Burial Society + interiors - Pinkas Synagogue + interiors - Jewish Cemetery Admission fee for the Jewish museum, the Old New Synagogue.
- New Town
Square of the Republic - U Hybernu (former church and convent of Irish Fanciscans) - Street Na Prikope (On the moat) - Baroque palace of Sylvo Tarucco - Koruna Pallace - Wenceslas Square - National Museum - Equestrian statue of Saint Wenceslas - Architecture of the square - Pallace Lucerna - Franciscan garden - Church of Virgin Mary of the Snow - Palace Adria (rondocubist style) - Narodni street - Platyz House - Church and convent of Saint Ursula - Topic House (art nouveau) - Lazansky palace - National Theater - Church of Saint Adalbert - Church of Saint Michael - Dancing House.
- Prague Castle
Summer House of Queen Anne - Royal garden - First courtyard - Mathias Gate - Second courtyard - Spanish hall and Rudolf gallery - Church of Holly Rood - Cathedral of St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert + interiors - Third courtyard - Golden gate (southern entrance in the Cathedral) - Old Royal Pallace + interiors - St. George Square - Basilika of St. George + interiors - Powder Tower + interiors - Golden Gate - New white Tower - Daliborka Tower - Southern gardens of the Castle.
Second oldest stronghold after the Prague castle, in the 17th century rebuilt into a baroque fortress. Tabor gate - Leopold gate - Church of Saint Peter and Paul - remains of the 10th century church of saint Lawrence - Myslbek meadow with four statues of old Czech legendary heroes - National cemetery with Slavin (national tomb) where the leading personalities of the Czech nation are buried - breathtaking view of Prague from the ramparts - casemates in the fortification walls where six original baroque status from the Charles Bridge are kept.
- Charles Bridge and the Lesser Town
Square of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star - Church of Saint Francis of Assisi - Church of the Holliest Saviour - Old Town Bridge Tower - Charles Bridge (history, statues) - Boat ride - Kampa Island - Grand Prior Square - Square of Maltese Knights - Church of Virgin Mary under the chain - Church of Virgin Mary Victorious with the Infant Jesus of Prague - Lesser Town Sguare - Church of Saint Nicholas - Nerudova Street - Old Castle Steps - Thun Palace (seat of the House of Representatives) - Wallenstein Palace (seat of the Senate) - Wallenstein garden - Church of Saint Thomas - Church of Saint Josef.
- The Lesser Town Palace Gardens
Wallenstein Garden - Ledeburg Garden - Small Palffy Garden - Great Palffy Garden - Kolowrat Garden - Small Fürstenberg Garden - Great Fürstenberg Garden - Vrtba Garden Baroque gardens are accessible from 1. April through 31. October.
- Hradcany Town
Strahov monastery with the famous baroque library - Pohorelec Square - Loretto Square - Cernin Pallace - Loreto (Santa Casa; possibily to see interiors including the precious Loreto treasure) - Hradcany Townhall - Church of Saint Benedikt - Hradcany Square - Tuscany Pallace - Rozmberk Pallace - Archbishop Palace - Column of Virgin Mary - Martinic Pallace - New World - Church of Saint John of Nepomuk.
- Franz Kafka and Prague
Franz Kafka Square - Kafka's birth house - Old Town Square - House at the Minute - Golz-Kinsky Pallace - Oplt House - House at the Unicorn - House at the three Kings - Masna Street (formet Meet market where he attended Grammar school) - Kafka's memorial in front of the Spanish Synagogue - Bilkova street - Street Na Porici where he worked at the Workers' Accident Insurance Company - Former Café Arco, a place frequented by the Prague Jewish German intellectuals.
- Prague in the 20th Century
The foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic in October 1918 - Munich Agreement in September 1938 - Nazi invasion in March 1939 and establishment of so called "Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia" - Prague Uprising against Germans in May 1945 - Communist coup in February 1948 (Old Town Square) - Soviet invasion in August 1968 - Public suicide of Jan Palach in protest of the occupation in January 1969 - Velvet Revolution of November 1989 (Wenceslas Square) - Violent attack against demonstrating students by the Police on 17 November (Narodni Street) - Communist Police headquarters where many dissidents were interrogated (Bartolomejska Street).
- Karlstejn Castle
Karlstejn was founded in 1348 by Emperor Charles IV as a stronghold for safekeeping of the imperial regalia.
- Konopiste Chateau
Originally a gothic castle Konopiste was built in the 14-th century. Then in 1887 it was rebuilt into a chateau by Crownprince Franz Ferdinand d'Este.
- Karlovy Vary
A famous spa town in western Bohemia founded in the 14th century by Emperor Charles IV.
- Town of Terezin
Former 18th century military fortress, turned into a Jewish ghetto during the second world war.
- Prague Entertainment
Prague is not only a major historical and cultural site but a fun city to visit. It offers many restaurants, traditional Czech pubs, jazz clubs, concert halls, discos, etc. One can attend the ballet, opera, philharmonic, or theater for just a few dollars. The Prague Spring International Music Festival, the Agharta Jazz Festival, and the Prague Dance Festival (Tanec Praha) attract some of the world's top talents as well as audiences from around the world. Prague is also the home to many museums and galleries such as the National Museum, the National Gallery, the Prague Castle Picture Gallery, the Mucha Museum, etc.
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