It is the oldest standing bridge over the Vltava river in Prague and the second oldest bridge in the Czech Republic. Charles IV commenced construction of the bridge in 1357 and the bridge was completed in 1402. Thirty mostly baroque statues and sculptural groups were placed on the bridge gradually from the end of the 17th century. The bridge was constructed from sandstone blocks and fortified with towers on both sides (Lesser Town Bridge Towers, Old Town Bridge Tower).
One of the largest castle complexes worldwide featuring historical palaces, church buildings, gardens, and picturesque nooks was the seat of Czech rulers and kings from the 9th century and has been the residence of the country’s Presidents since 1918. St. Vitus Cathedral, the spiritual symbol of the Czech state and the traditional coronation and burial site of the Czech kings, is situated in the castle. The Bohemian crown jewels are also kept in the cathedral. The panoramic view from Prague Castle is truly breathtaking.
The National Theatre, constructed in 1883 with funds collected from people nationwide, is generally considered the Czech Republic’s first theatre stage. The lavish external and internal decorations with striking gold plating include some of the best works by Czech artists of the 19th century. Attending a play, opera, or ballet performance in the theatre’s beautiful interior is an unforgettable experience.
One of the most striking late gothic buildings in Prague dating back to 1475 is a monumental entrance to the Old Town through which the coronation processions of the Czech kings entered the city. The Powder Tower, formerly used for storing gunpowder, is the starting point of the Royal Route leading to the Prague Castle. Its lookout gallery is 44 metres high.
One of the four stages currently operated by the National Theatre in Prague and home to the National Theatre Opera and the National Theatre Ballet ensembles.
The most significant Czech museum was established in 1818. Its neo-renaissance building dominates Wenceslas Square. The National Museum administers the historical library, castle library, and public scientific library. The museum focuses on several scientific disciplines and presents both permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Old Town Square
Many tourists believe that this is the most beautiful town square in Europe. Visitors are attracted especially to the Horologe – an old astronomical clock on the southern side of the city hall tower. The twelve apostles, each with their own attribute, appear in two windows below the clock roof every full hour from 9.00 to 23.00. The Old Town Hall is a national heritage site. However, the square is far more interesting and mysterious and has unique and long history. The square that has witnessed many historic events is the scene of all happenings in Prague even today.
Prague’s cultural and business centre is a boulevard 750 m long and 60 m wide, stretching from the National Museum in the New Town to Můstek, the edge of the Old Town. Wenceslas Square has witnessed many historic events. It is a traditional site for demonstrations, celebrations, and other mass gatherings. The monument of St. Wenceslas, patron of the Czech lands and symbol of Czech statehood, is one of the dominating features of the square.
St. Nicholas Church
St. Nicholas Church, one of the most significant buildings of the late baroque era, dominates the square. Concerts featuring a historical 18th century organ are performed throughout the year in the church. The square also features numerous historical sites and points of interest including the Lesser Town Hall, Holy Trinity Column, and the Lichtenstein and Sternberg Palaces which currently house the Czech Parliament.
Dancing House is one of the pillars of modern Prague architecture, built in 1996, and has become a dominating contemporary feature of the Rašín Embankment. The concept for the house was inspired by the skill of the famous film couple – Fred Astair & Ginger Rogers. You can visit a gallery exhibiting the works of major Czech and foreign artists, various themed exhibitions, or a restaurant and bar with a viewing terrace providing a 360-degree view of Prague.
Petřín Lookout Tower
One of the iconic buildings in Prague was constructed for the Jubilee Exhibition in 1891 as a rough copy of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (in a 1:5 ratio). The top of the 63.5 m high tower is at the same elevation as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. After climbing 299 steps to the top of the tower, you are rewarded with a view of the whole of Prague and most of the Czech Republic under good weather conditions. A funicular railway to Petřín travels along a 510 m long track with an elevation of 130 m and crosses the Hunger Wall at its top end.
The island between the main body of Vltava river and the side channel Čertovka, also known as the Prague Venice, is one of the most romantic and picturesque places in Prague. Kampa is mainly used as a park at present, and is an ideal place for relaxation surrounded by beautiful nature and numerous historical sites.
The first mention of this city quarter and the smallest section of Prague dates back to 1096 with Josefov being referred to as the “Jewish quarter.” The historical sites in the Jewish town include: Maisel Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Klaus Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall, Roberta Guttmann Gallery, and the Old Jewish Cemetery. These exceptionally well preserved buildings are among the most frequently visited Jewish historical sites outside Israel.
One of the largest building complexes in Europe constructed from the mid-16th century to the mid-18th century was originally a Jesuit college. With a long and rich history Klementinum is a dignified bastion of culture and knowledge. You can currently take a tour of the complex to visit the Baroque Library Hall with valuable historical globes, the Meridian Hall, and the Astronomical Tower, where meteorological measurements are taken. Classical music concerts are regularly performed in the lavishly decorated interior of the Mirror Chapel, with uniquely mounted mirrors.
Theatre of the Estates
One of the oldest European theatres staging theatre performances continuously since 1783, presents a variety of opera, theatre, and ballet.
Image Black Light Theatre
During its 25 years long existence it became an important part of Prague culture, well-known not only to Prague citizens and visitors, but also to audiences abroad. The ensemble has developed its own style. It brilliantly uses the technique of black theatre, elements of modern dance, original costumes, mime and non-verbal theatre, as well as contact with the audience.
The oldest Premonstratensian abbey, established in 1143, is one of the most significant architectural sites in the Czech Republic. The monastery premises include the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the valuable Strahov library with numerous medieval manuscripts, maps and globes, the baroque Theological Hall, the classicist Philosophical Hall with frescos, and the Strahov Picture Gallery.
Václav Havel International Airport
Václav Havel International Airport, also known as Prague/Ruzyně, is the most significant airport in the Czech Republic and situated on the north-eastern edge of Prague, 16 km from our hotel.
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Palladium is a modern shopping centre with the widest range of stores, restaurants, and services in the historical centre of Prague. Sensitive combination of historical features with modern architecture creates a unique atmosphere and makes shopping a special experience.
One of the most exclusive streets worldwide and home to many fashion and luxury stores and restaurants. As the only one of its kind in the historical centre of Prague, the street is characterised by its tree-lined avenue and pedestrian walkway.
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“Konírna” Restaurant and Brasserie
Excellent traditional Czech restaurant using age-old recipes
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Reduta Jazz Club
The only jazz club in Prague staging BIG BAND performances! Place of intelligent humour, timeless music, and intellectual entertainment
The biggest dance club in Central Europe and the most frequently visited club in the Czech Republic
Duplex Club & Restaurant
One of the most exclusive clubs in the centre of Prague
One of the most notable cultural venues, housing a club, café, gallery, and NoD theatre under one roof
Music production on 3 levels, DJs every day, concerts, and performances