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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,…

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…

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…

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…

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