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Astronomical Clock

The Prague Astronomical Clock is a 600-year-old medieval mechanical clock that not only shows the date and time, but also tracks the position of the Moon and the Sun in the sky and displays astronomical cycles and holidays in the Christian…

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is the oldest bridge over the Moldau river in Prague and a renowned national monument connecting the Old Town and the Lesser Town. It stands on the site of the former Juditah’s Bridge, which was destroyed by floods in 1342.…

Prague Castle

A symbol of Czech statehood, Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) is one of the most significant historic monuments in Prague. It is also the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site,…

Old Town Square

One of the oldest squares in Prague, Old Town Square is a very popular tourist attraction with a significant history. Formerly called the Great Square, it was renamed Old Town Market Square in the 14th century. However, it has been called Old Town…

Saint Vitus Cathedral

This unique Gothic construction is one of the largest and most important cathedrals in Prague. The official name of this historic monument is St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert Cathedral. It is located in the third courtyard of Prague Castle. In the past,…

Church of St Nicholas

The Church of St Nicholas, with its dominant, massive dome and a slim tower, is considered the most significant Baroque church in Prague. It is situated in the middle of the Lesser Town Square, next to the former Jesuit profession house. It took…

National Theatre

The National Theatre is situated at the corner of Národní třída (National Street) and the Masaryk Embankment and is considered the main theatre stage in the Czech Republic. The National Theatre manages four theatre…

Prague Zoo

The Zoological Garden in Prague is one of the city’s most popular attractions, among tourists and locals alike. Internationally recognised as one of the best zoos globally, Prague Zoo was ranked number four in the world by the travel website,…

National Museum

The National Museum in Prague is the biggest museum in the Czech Republic. The historical building is situated at the upper end of Wenceslas Square and visitors can see exhibits from all fields of science, from zoology and botany to history and…

Dancing House

The Dancing House, famous for its unique architecture, sits on the right bank of the Vltava River on the corner of the Rašín Embankment and Jirásek Square. It acquired its name based on the two towers that resemble the famed dancing…

Sights

Vyšehrad Castle

The Vyšehrad complex is one of the most important historic sites in Prague. It was the original seat of Czech sovereigns, most likely built in the 10th century, and served as a fortified settlement. In the 17th century, it was converted…

Petřín Hill

The Petřín Lookout Tower is one of Prague’s dominant features. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower, it was constructed in 1891. The tower is 63.5 metres high with 299 stairs leading to the top. Interestingly, the top of the Petřín Tower is…

John Lennon Wall

As its name suggests, the John Lennon Wall, an extraordinary wall decorated with paintings and writings, refers to singer John Lennon, a member of the Beatles. The first messages were dedicated to Jan Werich, Czech actor, playwright and writer, and people…

Powder Tower

The 65-metre high Powder Tower, located at the edge of Republic Square and Na Příkopě Street, is undoubtedly Prague’s most significant gate. Perhaps every tourist is fascinated by its sculptural adornments: there are statues of George of…

Golden Lane

Golden Lane is situated between the northern fortification wall of Prague Castle and the Old Burgrave’s House. It can be entered from the middle of Jiřská Street. The lane is a row of pastel coloured houses with small windows and low…

Prague Loreto

The Prague Loreto is a Baroque complex on Loreta Square in Hradčany. Its most notable and central building is the Holy House (Santa Casa), a pilgrimage site dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Benigna Katharina von Lobkowicz had the small building…

Wallenstein Palace

The Baroque Wallenstein Palace, situated in the Lesser Town of Prague, is not only a notable architectural historcial monument, but it is also houses the Senate of the Czech Republic. The Palace complex, which was built between 1623 and 1630, also…

Klementinum

The Klementinum (or the Clementinum) is closely connected with humanities, astronomy and mathematics. This important building was originally built as a Jesuit college and its large complex housed different schools over the course of history.  …

Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall is a complex of several Gothic buildings with a clock tower and the Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Square in Prague’s Old Town. A 13th-century Gothic house that belonged to rich merchant Woflin of Kámen formed the…

Jan Hus Memorial

The Art Nouveau bronze statue of Jan Hus stands in the middle of the Old Town Square, which is considered the oldest and most beautiful square in Prague. The memorial was designed by sculptor Ladislav Šaloun in contrast to the Marian…

Troja Palace

Troja Palace is a high Baroque building situated within an extensive French-style garden. It is located on the right bank of the Vltava River (the riverbed separates it from Prague’s Stromovka Park), with a botanical garden, the Vineyard of St…

New Town Hall

The New Town Hall is a complex of several historical buildings, some of which are the most important Gothic buildings in Prague’s New Town. It is situated at the corner of Vodičkova Street and the north end of Charles Square. Its dominant…

Lobkowicz Palace

The Lobkowicz Palace is the only privately owned building in the Prague Castle complex, situated at the end of Jiřská Street and connected to the gate above the Old Castle Stairs. It was once the seat of one of the most powerful Catholic…

Žižkov Television Tower

Designed by architect Václav Aulický and structural engineer Jiří Kozák, the highest construction in Prague was built between 1985 and 1992. In 2012, a new observatory called Tower Park Prague was built inside the 216…

Jindřišská Tower

Situated in the street of the same name near Wenceslas Square, the Jindřišská Tower (Henry’s Bell Tower) is the highest freestanding bell tower in Prague. Originally, it was used as the bell tower of the Church of St Henry…

Žofín Palace

The neo-Renaissance building of the Žofín Palace stands on Slavic Island (also called Žofín Island), which is situated at the Masaryk Embankment between the Jirásek Bridge and the Legion Bridge. In 1835, young miller V…

Hunger Wall

The Hunger Wall is a defensive wall on Petřín Hill which stretches from Újezd to the Strahov Monastery (originally it stretched as far as Hradčany). It was built by order of Czech King and Emperor Charles IV between 1360 and 1362…

National Monument on Vítkov Hill

The National Liberation Monument is a functionalist building on top of Vítkov Hill, which is surrounded by the Žižkovský Park. There is also the bronze statue of Jan Žižka, a Czech military leader, by sculptor Bohumil Kafka.…

Karolinum

The Karolinum is a palace situated in Prague’s Old Town, on the corner of the Fruit Market (Ovocný trh) and Železná Street, just a four-minute walk from the Old Town Square. The building was bought to be used for the purposes…

Faust House

The Faust House, officially called the Mladota Palace, is a Baroque building situated on the southwest corner of Charles Square. The house was built in the 14th century in Gothic style, before the New Town district was founded. Originally, there…

Places of Worship

The Church of Our Lady before Týn

The Church of Our Lady before Týn is an important sacral building on the Old Town Square, officially called the Church of Mother of God before Týn. One of the most beautiful Prague’s Gothic buildings is situated on the site where…

Strahov Monastery

The Strahov Monastery is a sacral building in the Strahov district of Prague, about a 20-minute walk from Prague Castle. It is considered one of the oldest existing Premonstratensian monasteries in the world. The monastic community was founded there…

Spanish Synagogue

The neo-Renaissance building of the Spanish Synagogue is one of the most important historical sights of Prague’s Jewish Town. It was completed in 1868 according to the design by Ignác Ullmann and Josef Niklas at the crossroads of Du…

Church of Our Lady Victorious

The Church of Our Lady Victorious is an important sacral building in the Lesser Town, a short walk from the Lesser Town Square. The Renaissance and partially Baroque building was built by German-speaking Lutherans in the early 15th century…

Břevnov Monastery

Situated between the White Mountain (Bílá Hora) and Prague Castle, the Břevnov Monastery is the oldest male monastery in the Czech Republic. In 993, it was founded by Saint Adalbert, the second Bishop of Prague, and Duke Boleslaus…

St George’s Basilica

St George’s Basilica is the oldest preserved building in the Prague Castle complex. At the time of its foundation, it was the second Christian church in Prague. In 920, it was founded by Duke Vratislaus I of Bohemia, of the Přemyslid dynasty …

Old Jewish Cemetery

The Old Jewish Cemetery is an important historical monument of Prague’s Jewish Town, which is situated in the Old Town district in the historical centre of Prague, just a few metres from the Old Town Square. It is considered one of the oldest…

Jubilee Synagogue

The Jubilee Synagogue is located on Jerusalem Street in Prague’s New Town and is the youngest and also the largest synagogue in the metropolis. It was built after the demolition of three older synagogues as part of the radical…

Emmaus Monastery

The monastery is officially called the Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Jerome and Slavic Saints (or just the Na Slovanech Monastery). However, more often it is called by its second name – the Emmaus Monastery. The only Slavic…

Bethlehem Chapel

The Bethlehem Chapel is a historical replica of one of the most notable religious buildings in Prague. It is located in Prague’s Old Town, just a 7-minute walk from the Old Town Square. Shortly after its completion in 1394, it was the…

Church of St Giles

The Church of St Giles is a sacral Romanesque building, which was rebuilt in Gothic style in the 14th century. It is part of the Dominican monastery complex in the Old Town of Prague, surrounded by Zlatá, Husova, Jilská and…

Theatres and Concert Halls

Rudolfinum

The Rudolfinum is Prague’s unique architectural gem situated on Jan Palach Square on the right bank of the Vltava River. It is the seat of the Czech Philharmonic and the Galerie Rudolfinum.  This neo-Renaissance building, first opened in…

Municipal House

The Municipal House is one of Prague’s foremost Art Nouveau buildings and a dominant feature of the Republic Square. It was built between 1905 and 1912 next to the Gothic Powder Tower, on the site of the former medieval residence of Czech…

Estates Theatre

The Estates Theatre is situated in Prague’s Old Town in the Fruit Market (Ovocný trh) between Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square. It is one of the oldest European theatres and was opened in 1783. Originally, it was named after…

State Opera

There are four stages under the artistic management of the National Theatre, the State Opera being one of them. It is located on Wilson Street, next to the National Museum. The State Opera is one of the most important musical stages on a…

Vinohrady Theatre

The building of the Vinohrady Theatre is situated a few steps from the Church of St Ludmila in Peace Square. It was built in the Vinohrady district, which was a separate district at the time, with the purpose of confirming the district’s…

Karlín Music Theatre

After the State Opera, the Karlín Music Theatre is Prague’s second biggest theatre with a capacity of almost 1,000 seats. The pseudo-Baroque building is situated on the outskirts of the Karlín district next to Florenc metro…

Akropolis Palace

The Akropolis Palace is a multifunctional centre with a café, restaurant and a large hall where various cultural events are held. The construction of the building was begun by architect and builder Rudolf V. Svoboda at the border between…

the National House of Vinohrady

One of the dominant landmarks of Peace Square, the National House of Vinohrady is situated in the Royal Vinohrady district. It was built by decision of the city council by architect Antonín Turek in neo-Renaissance style in the 19th …

Museums and Galleries

National Technical Museum

The National Technical Museum is situated in Prague’s Letná district, several hundreds of metres from Letenské Gardens. At present, it is considered the largest Czech institution with collections of many technical disciplines…

Franz Kafka Museum

Franz Kafka Museum allows visitors to become immersed in the world of Franz Kafka, one of the most famous Praguers and a significant figure of 20th-century world literature. The long-term exhibition titled “The City of K. Franz Kafka and Prague…

Mánes

The Mánes Building is a functionalist building designed and built by architect Otakar Novotný on the southern tip of Slavonic Island between 1928 and 1930. It was built on the site of the former Šítkovské Mills…

Prague Beer Museum

Located in a 13th-century historical building, the Prague Beer Museum is just about a four-minute walk away from the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. Besides the main exposition, which introduces visitors to the tradition of beer…

Museum of Communism

The Museum of Communism is devoted to the events following the February 1948 coup until the November 1989 revolution. It is located in the Old Customs House near the Republic Square (the entrance is between Kolkovna restaurant and Billa…

Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum is one of the most visited museums in the Czech Republic and has one of the largest collections of Judaica in the world. There are more than 40,000 collection items, 100,000 books and an extensive archive of Jewish religious…

Bedřich Smetana Museum

Just a short distance away from Charles Bridge, the Bedřich Smetana Museum is situated in the neo-Renaissance building of the former Old Town Waterworks dating back to the 1880s. The building is itself interesting, as it is decorated with…

Antonín Dvořák Museum

The Antonín Dvořák Museum is situated in the Baroque Michna Summer House (known also as the Villa “Amerika”) in Prague’s New Town, and is surrounded by a large garden with statues by Matthias Bernard Braun. The…

The Mucha Museum

The Mucha Museum is situated inside the Baroque Kaunitz Palace in the New Town. With its approximately 500 m², it is the only museum in the world dedicated to the life and work of the world-acclaimed Czech artist Alfons Mucha, the main…

Karel Zeman Museum

Karel Zeman Museum is devoted to the life’s work of filmmaker Karel Zeman, who made Czech cinematography world famous in the 20th century. The exhibition includes his first animations and puppet films as well as works from his last…

Army Museum Žižkov

The Army Museum Žižkov is located in the Žižkov district, in the historical buildings of the National Liberation Monument. The museum is administered by the Military History Institute Prague. Visitors can see a number of historical weapons,…

The Czech Museum of Music

The Czech Museum of Music is officially part of the collections of the National Museum in Prague, but it is located in a separate building – in the former Baroque Church of St Mary Magdalene in the Lesser Town, which was built in the 17th …

Museum Kampa

The Museum Kampa is located in the historical premises of the Sova Mills in the middle of Kampa Park in the Lesser Town. Kampa is an island which is separated from the mainland by the Čertovka stream. In addition to the collection of 20th…

Squares and Streets

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square is considered a very important historical site, with numerous restaurants, theatres, shops and many other notable buildings. It is a boulevard in the New Town district, about 750 m long. The south side of Wenceslas Square …

Lesser Town Square

The Lesser Town Square (Malostranské náměstí) is one of Prague’s oldest squares and is considered the centre of the Lesser Town district. The dominant Baroque Church of St Nicholas and the Jesuit profession house…

Nerudova Street

Nerudova Street is one of the most famous streets in Prague. It leads from the northwest corner of the Lesser Town Square to Prague Castle, connecting the Lesser Town and Hradčany. It was the last section of the former Royal Route, once the passage…

George of Poděbrady Square

George of Poděbrady Square (Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad) is located in the Vinohrady district of Prague, with the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord as its dominant landmark. The square is formed by an urban park…

Peace Square

Peace Square (Náměstí Míru) is the centre of the Royal Vinohrady district and its important traffic junction. The neo-Gothic Church of St Ludmila with its two sixty-metre high towers dominates the square. The central part of the…

Charles Square

With a total area of 80,000 m², Charles Square is the largest square in the Czech Republic. It is situated approximately in the middle of Prague’s New Town district. Until the end of the 19th century, it was known as &ldquo…

Gardens and Parks

Vrtba Garden

Vrtba Garden is situated on the slopes of Petřín Hill in Prague’s Lesser Town and can be entered through the Vrtba Palace in Karmelitánská Street. It is considered one of the finest Baroque gardens in Prague. It was…

Havlíček Gardens

Havlíček Gardens, also known as Grébovka, is a city park in the south of the Vinohrady district, which was built in the Italian Renaissance style. It is separated from the Vršovice and Nusle districts by the Botič stream. The park is…

Stromovka Park

Stromovka Park covers 95 hectares and is located in the Bubenč district of Prague, which was founded by King Ottokar II as a royal game park. It is bordered from the north by the Vltava River, from the east by Holešovice Exhibition Grounds,…

Letná Park

Letná Park is a large natural area adjacent to the Vltava River and the Lesser Town. Besides walks and sports activities, visitors can also visit one of the most popular Prague outside seating spots during the summer months. Right in front of…

Rieger Gardens

Rieger Gardens is a city park in the Vinohrady district of Prague. With its area of about 11 hectares of green space, it is a perfect place for relaxation. The hundred-year-old park, named after Czech politician František Ladislav Rieger, was…

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