Charles Bridge or Karluv Most (its real name) was commissioned by Charles IV in 1357 to replace an older one; Judith Bridge, which was destroyed by a flood in 1342. It connects Stare Mesto; the Old... more
Our favorite part of the visit to the Cathedral was ascending the 287 steps to the top of the South Tower. From there, you can get commanding views of the city, the castle, and the surrounding area.... more
Prague Castle is a complex of around 60 buildings. Its construction began in the late 9th century. Between the 12th and 13th centuries it was fortified and expanded. In the 14th century, under the... more
The tower was built for a merchants gothic house in 1338. Later on, what is now the Old Town Hall started to come together when various of the burgher houses were bought up and combined. Needless to... more
After Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square probably is the most important public square in Prague. Located in the New Town area, Wenceslas Square definitely has a more modern feel to it than the other... more
The 1.7 hectares Old Town Square is where the tourist gathers. Famous tourist attractions include the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, the Municipal House, the Estates Theater, Jan Hus Monument... more
Mala Strana, which translates as Lesser Town or, more elegantly, as Little Quarter, is located below Prague Castle hill, on the opposite side of the Vltava River to the Old Town area. In fact, the... more
This is a short street with several colourful small houses. They were originally built in the 16th century for the castle guards.This street was named after the goldsmiths who went to live there in... more
One of the most immediately noticeable landmarks in Prague has to be the 80 meter high gothic towers of Our Lady before Tyn (Týnský Chrám). The present construction started in the 14th century, when... more
This rather impressive church turned out to be one of my favorites in the city and it definitely is one of the highlights of the Little Quarter (or Lesser Town) area. Built over a span of nearly 60... more
Shortly after ex-Beatles John Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980, an impromptu tribute to the musician was created on Kampa Island on a wall located near Grand Priory Square. This rather... more
Prague lives around Vltava river, both banks showing beautiful buildings embracing the river.
Not large enough to allow a great traffic it runs for more than 30 Km inside Prague, where we may see... more
Wherever I go in Europe there is an Old Town and Prague is no exception. The Old Town of Prague is filled with Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque buildings, churches and other structures dating back to the... more
A small version of Paris's Eiffel Tower, Petrin Observation Tower was built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exhibition.
The tower is 60m tall, which doesn't sound particularly high until you add the fact that... more
In 2011, the members of VirtualTourist picked Kampa Island as the world's second most beautiful urban island (the first being l'île Saint-Louis in Paris). Located in the already charming Little... more
Franz Kafka was born in Prague in 1883 and is perhaps the world's most famous Czech author. Some of his most celebrated works include The Metamorphosis, The Trial, The Castle and The Judgement.... more
Located in the heart of the Josefov, Prague's old Jewish ghetto, this cemetery dates back to the 15th century (the earliest tombstone that can still be seen today dates back to 1439) and remained in... more
At first I was hesitant to go in due to the price,but...it was well worth the admission.
I'm not sure if I just started to notice this, but it seems that now more and more European cities are opening... more
This rather stunning Art Nouveau palace was built in the early 1900s to replace the old 14th century royal palace that had been abandoned when the court moved to the Prague Castle area. Several of the... more
There is the formal changing of the guard in the first courtyard daily at 12:00 noon
At the Castle gates hourly from 7 am to 6/8 pm (summer/winter)
The Guard is composed of a brigade unit of 653... more
The Synagogues in the Jewish Quarter are all under the jurisdiction of the Jewish Museum of Prague. Buy a ticket that will grant you access to all of the following:
(1) The Maisel Synagogue
(2) The... more
The Loreto is one of the country's most important pilgrimage sites. Commissioned by Katerina Lobkowicz, this Catholic cloister dates back to 1626, and its center piece is the Santa Casa - the sacred... more
When I visited Prague I didn't quite know what to expect. I had assumed to see a lot of faceless concrete buildings, and time worn faces on the local population. That couldn't have been farther from...