Old Town, Prague

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    It's the Heart of Europe

    by barbipez Written Sep 5, 2003

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    Old Town - Staromestska
    Tyn Cathedral
    St. Nicholas
    the Astronomical Clock
    Shops
    Restaurants/Bars/Cafes
    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)

    Address: Old Town. the square.

    Directions: can't miss it. on every map.

    st. nicholas on left, tyn cathedral in background
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  • Art at the Golden ring house.

    by Steve&Lynda Written Jul 29, 2003

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    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.

    Address: Praha 1-UNGELT TYNSKA 6

    Directions: Very near to Tyn Church in The Old town square

    Phone: 224-827-022

    Website: http://www.citygalleryprague.cz

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    Early-morning wandering

    by DrewV Updated Jul 23, 2003

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    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...

    Tyn Church in Stare Mesto

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    Old Town streets

    by extrajoce Written Mar 10, 2003

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    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.

    Celeten�� street
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    Old town is huge!

    by visitcebu Written Mar 20, 2009

    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.

    Website: http://www.prague-info.cz/

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    church of st. martin in the wall

    by doug48 Written Jun 15, 2008

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    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.

    Address: martinska street

    Directions: central prague, old town.

    church of st. martin in the wall
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    u rotta

    by doug48 Written Jun 15, 2008

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    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.

    Address: male namesti

    Directions: central prague, old town.

    u rotta
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    Ovocny Trh

    by Cristian_Uluru Written May 5, 2007

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    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.

    Address: Ovocny Trh, Stare Mesto

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    Old Town Bridge

    by klj&a Updated Mar 25, 2007

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    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.

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    Klementium: Astronomical Tower

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jan 14, 2007

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    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.

    Address: Karlova Ulice, Praha 1

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    Vlasska Kaple Nanebevzeti Panny Marie

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jan 10, 2007

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    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.

    Address: Karlova Ulice, Praha 1

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    House to the Gold Well

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jan 9, 2007

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    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.

    Address: Karlova Ulice, Praha 1

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    U Rotta

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jan 9, 2007

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    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.

    Address: Male Namesti, Praha 1

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    Male Namesti

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jan 9, 2007

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    In the Small Square (Male Namesti) you can see some of the most ancient Baroque and Neo-Reinassance buildings of Stare Mesto. Fantastic is the U Rota.

    Address: Male Namesti, Praha 1

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    Tynsky Dvur

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jan 6, 2007

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    The courtyard of Tyn is a Medieval courtyard that entertained the foreign merchants. Today it entertains shops and restaurants.

    Address: Tynsky Dvur, Praha 1

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