This is truly a wonderful place. You can send hours wandering around the narrow cobble stoned streets
The photo is a section of Karlova which runs from the Male Namesti (Little Square) to the Charles Bridge
Old Town - Staromestska
the Astronomical Clock
SMACK DAM IN THE HEART OF EUROPE
and to prove this, there is a line kinda right between the clock and tyn...you gotta keep your eyes on the cobblestone....and you'll see the mark that shows the middle of europe.
I dont get to old town much now that I live here, but every time I do, it makes me smile. to see backpackers resting in the middle of the square, a stag party at Caffrey's, musicians playing to a Encoring crowd. yeah...it makes me smile :o)
The Golden ring house is situated 100m from the Old Town square.
A beautiful 13th Century building containing both Gothic & Renaissance elements.
It is also the home of a fine collection of Czeck 20th Century Art on Three floors.The staff were helpfull and informative on our visit and were keen to answer our questions.
A must for any lovers of Art.
Prague is great in the early morning hours, before the crowds set in. It's a marvelous city, but you can't hope to enjoy it in the afternoon. It'll only make you sad.
That said, there are little hidden places throughout the city, where you can find solace from the masses. Also, I've heard that to experience Prague's true beauty, you must see it in winter, when a fresh coat of snow lies upon the roofs and gables. Alas, I missed this wonderland, so instead I got the crowds of mid-July...
Celetená street is just one of many charming streets in the Old Town, one which does not lead you straight to the Town Square but lets you feel you are getting closer. One has to remember to look up for such views, whilst also admiring the buildings too and their details.
There are no words to describe the magic of the old part of this city... It has been kept the same as many years ago. This "show" happens at the central square, where you can see the old Town Hall, the astronomical clock (with the 12 Apostles and other shapes), many churches and historical buildings.
There are many small streets and alleys to explore. Take your time and visit them, to your amazement, you could find a jewel of a surprise.
this 12th century church became part of the old town wall in the 13th century. in 1787 the church was converted into work shops. in the early 20th century it was rebuilt as a church.
this interesting building is located on male namesti just around the corner from the old town hall. a former iron workers house, it's beautiful facade was painted by mikulas ales in the 19th century.
Ovocny Trh is a beautiful square parallelly posts to the Celetna Ulice. This square is surrounded by beautiful Baroque buildings and in the past it was the home of the market of the fruit.
This gothic tower was built in the 14th century. You can’t see from this picture but there are very detailed statues on the tower. You can enter the tower for a great view of the bridge.
In the central courtyard of the Klmentium you can see the eighteenth-century astronomic tower in which Tycho Brahe did many experiments. You can visit the tower only with a guided tour.
Next to the House To The Gold Snake in Charles Road you can see the Chapel of the Assumption to circular plant. It was erected in 1600 for the Italian artisans that worked to the Klementium.
The House to the Gold Well has a beautiful Baroque facade with reliefs of some saints, among which St. Tocco and St. Sebastian that was said they protected people from the epidemics.
The house U Rotta in Male Namesti was an ex shop of hardware decorated with paintings of the great Czech artist of the nineteenth century Mikolas Ales.