Old Town which was originally called Prague Town is the oldest and the most charming city neighborhood in Prague. This historic quarter started to be continuously inhabited from the 11th century already. Old Town is famous mainly thanks to the Old Town Square - It was there where many important political and cultural events that influenced Prague's multi-layered history took place. Major monuments such as the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, The Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Karolinum, Municipal House and more are situated in Old Town.

Old Town Square

Old Town Square, which used to be called Market Place centuries ago, belongs among the most famous and oldest squares in Prague. The square is dominated by the Old Town City Hall, a fascinating structure that was built in 1338, and is decidedly most famous for being home to Prague's Astronomical Clock. The astronomical clock, complete with a chrono...

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Astronomical Clock

If you had to label what Prague is most famous for, the honor would more than likely go to the famous Astronomical Clock on the facade of the Old Town City Hall on Old Town Square. The astronomical clock, which is complete with a chronometer and zodiac was built in the 15th century and is still working – making it a marvel that is surely worth seei...

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Church of our Lady Before Tyn

The Gothic spires of the mid 14th century Church of Our Lady Before Týn are a symbol for all that is magnificent and magical about Prague. One of the signature landmarks in Prague's Old Town the church originally belonged to the followers of Jan Hus (whose statue stands in Old Town Square), but was reclaimed by the Counter-Reformation. The golden M...

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House at the Stone Bell

The House at the Stone Bell got its name from the house sign that was placed at the corner of the building in the 16th century, as was common at the time. However, the origin of the house, which is now used as an exhibition space for important short-term exhibition projects by the City Gallery Prague, dates back as far as the second half of the 13t...

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House at the Golden Ring

Besides a long-term exhibition of contemporary Czech art run by the City Gallery Prague, short-term exhibitions also take place throughout the four floors of the House at the Golden Ring. In the Middle Ages, the House at the Golden Ring consisted of two independent buildings that were later merged into one. The cellar and corridor with its vaulted...

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Kinský Palace

In the heart of Prague, directly on Old Town Square, stands the Kinský Palace – an extraordinarily elegant Rococo building that faces the Jan Hus Memorial. Behind its inviting pink façade, you will find something even more enticing because this palace belongs to the National Gallery Prague. The Gallery uses it primarily for short-term exhibits of c...

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Estates Theater

A favorite of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the acclaimed Estates Theater with its signature green and cream facade sits just between Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square and is adjacent to the Karolinum, directly in the center of Prague. One of Europe’s most charming and elegant venues, the Estates Theater was built to enhance the beauty and artistic c...

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Klementinum

In the center of Prague's charming Old Town sits the large complex of the Klementinum. Home to the Czech Republic's National Library, the Klementinum sits on over 2 hectares and dates back to the 11th century. It was then that a chapel was erected and dedicated to Saint Clement. During the middle ages the complex was a Dominican monastery, and afte...

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Karolinum

The Karolinum is the symbol of Charles University, the oldest university in Central Europe. This unique national cultural monument was established by Charles IV in Prague in 1348 for twelve masters of higher learning. The Karolinum has been part of this Prague university since 1383. After some construction, it served as the seat for not only profes...

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Powder Tower

Located off of Republic Square and attached to the Art Nouveau Municipal House, this impressive Gothic tower is one of the original 13 gates to Prague's Old Town. The Powder Tower dates back to 1475; under the reign of King Vladislav II Jagiello this tower was constructed and known then as the Mountain Tower. It wasn't until the 17th century that i...

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Municipal House

The Municipal House is one of the most famous Art Nouveau buildings in Prague, where the history of the Czech nation was written. This majestic national cultural monument stands right next to the Powder Tower where the Royal Mile begins. The Municipal House was built between 1905-1911 on the grounds of a former Royal Court Palace and houses a spect...

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House at the Black Madonna

The House at the Black Madonna is one of the most intriguing buildings in Prague for lovers of architecture. Built from a reinforced concrete skeleton from the School of Chicago, the House at the Black Madonna is a delight and a true early engineering feat. The building, designed by Josef Gočár and finished between 1911 and 1912, proved difficult t...

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Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia

The exhibition of Medieval and early Renaissance art in Bohemia and Central Europe is on permanent display in the first convent located north of the Alps of the Order of Saint Clare, also known as the Order of Poor Ladies or the Poor Clares. This Prague convent was founded by the famous Bohemian Saint and Princess Agnes of the Premyslid dynasty, th...

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Bedřich Smetana Museum

The permanent exhibition of the Bedřich Smetana Museum in a beautiful Neo-Renaissance building of the former Old Town water works focuses on the work and life of the founder of Czech national music. The exhibition is architecturally and thematically divided into four parts. The first part is dedicated to Smetana's childhood, studies and artistic be...

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Náprstek Museum

The Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American cultures in the Prague U Halánků House exhibits its ethnographic artifacts from non-European cultures collected by the famous Czech patriot and national awakener Vojtěch Náprstek in the 19th century. Vojtěch Náprstek collected an immense number of objects that are nowadays a part of the museum, but...

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Rudolfinum

Located on the banks of the Vltava River, with a lovely view of Prague Castle, sits the stately neo Renaissance Rudolfinum Concert Hall, home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Second only to the National Theater, the Rudolfinum is one of the most prized and important neo Renaissance structures in Prague. Named in honor of the Crown Prince Rudolf...

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Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

THE MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS IS CURRENTLY BEING RENOVATED AND IS SET TO OPEN IN JULY 2017. The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague collects, processes and preserves artifacts of historical and contemporary crafts and applied art and design for future generations. In its exhibitions you can learn about the history of the Czech and fo...

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Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge, which connects the left and right embankments of the Vltava River, is the oldest bridge in Prague. Every day many tourists and locals cross and admire this gorgeous architectural gem. Charles IV lay the main stone of this bridge on July 9th 1357 at 5:31 a.m. on the recommendation of royal astronomers who felt the date and time were...

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Old Town Bridge Tower

The Old Town Bridge Tower, now a part of the Museum of the Capital City of Prague, is located on the right side of the Charles Bridge above its first pillar column. Emperor Charles IV had the Gothic tower built together with the Charles Bridge a...

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