“The heart of Prague”

Minimal duration: 1,5 hours

Entering the Old Town through the black Powder Gate, notice the pearl of Art Nouveau – the representative Municipal house. Strolling through the oldest streets and secret yards of the city, we reach the Old Town Square. There are many astonishing sights: the baroque, gateau-like St. Nicholas church, the Kinský Palace – the city’s finest rococo facade, the gothic House at the Stone Bell, the spiky-topped Church of Our Lady before Týn, the old customs station of the Týn court, the modern delightful cubist House at the Black Madonna and much more. The Old Town Square is dominated with the Jan Hus Statue and the Old Town Hall (damaged by Nazis in W.W. II). You shouldn’t miss the truly amazing Astronomical Clock with the hourly show – 12 apostles appearing in two windows and the skeleton ringing the bell. Next you will see the place where the Habsburg empire bloodily executed 27 Czech noblemen in 1621. The guide will tell you about the dark times in Czech history that followed. Then we will continue along towards the Charles University (the oldest in central Europe) and the Estates Theatre, where Mozart’s Don Giovanni was premiered, and later Milos Forman’s famous Amadeus was filmed.

If you like, we can also visit the astounding St James’s church, where a shriveled arm of thief from the year 1400 hangs! … and much more. We can also reach the tower of the Town Hall (by lift 🙂 and enjoy a panoramic view.