“Nowadays Prague”

Minimal duration: 1 hour

The modern heart of Prague is the Wenceslas Square, where the Velvet Revolution took place in 1989. This place shows some of the Czech modern architecture and witnessed a lot of modern history. The building on the top of the Square, the National Museum, is so dominant and monumental that the Soviet invaders of 1968 attacked it, mistaking it for a government building (let that speak for the culture of a nation!). On the steps of the museum, the student Jan Palach set himself on fire in protest against the invasion. Bring a flower and revere his brave deed at his memorial.

If you like modern art, do not miss the passages with the hidden parody of the St. Wenceslas statue – unlike the original on the square, the modern one rides a horse which is hanging upside down. If you like, we can walk to the Charles Square or explore the modern town life of Prague people – local breweries, wine bars, shopping, the Museum of Communism, the Art Nouveau Museum … and much more.