9 minute walk
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m² . It is the traditional seat of Czech rulers. The Castle was most likely founded around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty (Přemyslovci). Being considered the most important Czech historical site and one of the most significant cultural institutions, it consists of several palaces, an observation tower, museum, art gallery, monastery and finally the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral.
UNESCO monument with a tradition of more than 1000 years.
8 minute walk
The oldest preserved Prague bridge over the Vltava river - The bridge is 621 metres (2,037 ft) long and nearly 10 metres (33 ft) wide and connects the Old Town with Mala Strana. Its construction was commissioned by Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and began in 1357. In charge of the construction was architect Petr Parléř whose other works include the St. Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle. It is lined with statues and lamps and this scenery together with the Gothic bridge towers on both ends makes the Charles Bridge a breathtaking historical monument. Perhaps the most interesting, as well as the oldest, is the statue of John of Nepomuk. There is no better place in Prague for a walk in the evening.
St. Vitus Cathedral
10 minute walk
The largest cathedral in Prague and a spiritual symbol of the Czech state - Major landmark of Prague Castle and the largest and most important temple in Prague. This cathedral is a prominent example of Gothic architecture and is the largest and most important church in the country. Located within Prague Castle and containing the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors. Czech Crown Jewels are kept in the chapel of St. Wenceslaus.
Church of Saint Nicholas
4 minute walk
The Church of Saint Nicholas is a Baroque church in the Lesser Town of Prague. It was built between 1704-1755. The most beautiful building of Czech baroque - St. Nicholas Church is often regarded as the most impressive building of Baroque and also is one of the finest Baroque buildings in Europe. As the most prominent and distinctive landmark in the Lesser Town, no panoramic view of the city would be complete without its silhouette below Prague Castle.
10 minute walk , 18 minute walk to Petrin Lookout Tower
A hill of lovers –flowering cherry orchard in Petrin is visited by crowds of lovers on the 1st of May. Petřín Hill is one of the largest urban green areas and its slopes are an oasis of calm in the center of Prague.
22 minute walk
The Jewish Quarter in Prague is located between Old Town Square and the River Vltava. Its history dates back to the thirteenth century, when the Jewish community in Prague was ordered to leave their homes and all settle in one place. Representing the best-preserved complex of Jewish historical structures in the whole of Europe, it gained its present look primarily during the period of rebuilding from 1893 to 1913. It used to be the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe, and its Old Jewish Cemetery is the most remarkable of its kind on the continent. The Jewish Quarter has six synagogues, including the Spanish Synagogue (1868), the Old-New Synagogue (1270), the High Synagogue - Jewish Ceremonial Hall (1577), the Maisel Synagogue (from 1592), The Pinkas Synagogue (1535) and – the biggest one – The Klausen Synagogue (from 1694). It also includes the Jewish Museum and the old Jewish Cemetery.
Old Town Square
20 minute walk
With its rare and beautiful buildings and churches, Old Town Square is the most important historical square in Prague and one of the most picturesque squares in all of Europe. It was founded in the 12th century and has been witness to many historical events. In addition to the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Týn, the square is dominated by the Rococo Kinský Palace, the Gothic House at the Stone Bell and the monument to Jan Hus. Old Town Square originally served as a central marketplace for Prague. Over the centuries the houses were constructed here in Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles and stories of the rich merchants and political intrigue naturally accompanied them.
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