Spanish tours/ Tour del conocedor de Praga
We wanted a tour in Spanish around the city, and we were very impress with the publicity and itinerary of this one. It was 6 hours, gave you lunch and a tour on boat for around 1000 crowns (33 euros).
David had a great knowledge of the city and its history and was willing to share with us information about the country and the people.
If you are looking for an Spanish tour, do not hesitate, go to Wenceslao Sqaure underneath the horse at 9,15 and look the for the man with the red umbrella!
Telefono (++420) 283871220
Movil (++420) 736446043
Jewish Quarter is situated within Old Town, and it is rich both in sights and in history. Here, main attractions are: the Old Jewish Cemetery; the varied synagogues which differ in style but complete each other in exhibitions and historic data; from these the one that impressed me the most was the Spanish Synagogue.
Czech is a difficult language. Czech people seem to know that and reward (like Italians- not like often in my homecountries France and Germany) if you try a little bit. As everywhere I try always to learn some words as sign of politeness (Please, Thank you , Hello - very simple : Ahoi, Good bye). But in Prague most people one meets speak English (much better than my Czech) and language is really not a barrier for the visit.
"Vinohrady" ("vineyards" in Czech.), is a beautiful residential area that lies at the back of the Central Station and the Museum (Prague 2, 3, 10).
Most part of the buildings of the area were built during the second half of 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, in various styles: Neo Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Pseudo-Baroque and Neogothic.
This area was cultivated with vineyards since the 14th century and for 400 years, before becoming part of the residential Prague.
You can walk along the quiet streets and enjoy the view of the magnificent building, and you can visit the Vinhoradskà trznice (Market of Vinohrday), built in 1902 in Art Nouveau style. It's one of the only 3 historical markets of Prague.
At the edge of the area, stands the Zizkov TV tower.
You can go there by metro (line A, stop at Jiriho z Podebrad) or by tram (#11)
Dum u Minuty
Very near the Old Town Hall you can see this magnificent late Gothic style house from beginning of 15th century. However the sgraffito is from Renaissance (1600 and 1615), but was discovered in 1905 only and restored by J. Capek in 1919.
The name “House at one minute” is most probably from the time, when tobacco was sold here and one could try it by smoking a small cigarette, which lasted only one minute.
Kafka lived here for 7 years with his parents (1889-1896).