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Hidden Secrets of the Old Town

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Discover the Hidden Secrets and the Beauty of The Old Town and Jewish Quarter!

 

Tour in English Language


Come and join a tiny group of courious people who are searching for the wider picture of Prague.

You will be lead by a Brittish expat who's been living in Prague for 20 years.

He is going to give you many pieces to compose the colourful mosaic in your mind. He is going to guide you through many streets and places that people overlook, but he will also show you all the major sights within the area.

Learn a lot about the history of the Old Town and Jewish Quarter, listen to the tales about some interesting spots and hear the true story!



 

 

You are going to explore:

The Old Town Square, the surrounding architecture, the changes over the years and events that have happened here. Faith or Fact, things from the Old Town that made the Velvet Revolution both possible and peaceful.





Franz Kafka, a literary giant now but not always. Learn about his short but fascinating history and his unintended legacy.

The Jewish Quarter, what still exists, what it used to be like and the stories of triumph and sacrifice.







The Old Jewish Cemetery, see inside and learn the real reason why it closed.
Czech and Bohemian heroes, where and why they fell. King Josef the second and his impact. Jan Hus, a priest burned at the stake but not a Saint, learn why not.
Meet the Czechs that you didn't realise that you already knew. The meanings of the street names and why they've changed several times. 






Enjoy the Cubist, Art Deco and Art Nouveau architecture of the area and learn why it's so widespread in the city.




Walk the "narrowest" streets in the city. Learn about the gory details of revolution, the winner takes it all.




 

 

 

Don´t miss the opportunity to attend classical music concert in Spanish Synagogue - one of the most beautiful concert place in Prague. Famous are chamber concerts of Czech Collegium.


This tour is not suitable for disabled or wheelchair users.


See the meeting point below!
 

 

 

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Old Town square and Jewish Quarter

Prague Trips and Tickets
Týnská 7, Praha 1 110 00
Capacity:
999
Type:
Sightseeing tour
Winter heating:
No
Wheelchair access:
No

Visit the most beautiful square in Prague! A must see for all lovers of history, architecture and beautiful sites.

Visit the most beatiful square in Prague!


The Old Town Square, surrounded with historical buildings and magnificent churches, is Prague´s oldest and the most important square. The monuments such as Old Town City Hall with Astronomical Clock, Church of Our Lady before Tyn or Gothic Stone Bell House are a must see for all lovers of history, architecture and beautiful sites.
 
 

Old Town City Hall

is world famous for unique medieval Astronomical Clock decorating its front side. You can see a parade of 12 apostles appearing every hour in the windows.

 

 

Church of Our Lady before Tyn

dating back to 14th century is a second most important church of Prague. Combination of Gothique style with Baroque decoration in the church interior is just breathtaking! Walt Disney is said to draw the Sleeping Beauty Castle as he was inspired by the Tyn Church towers.
 

 

 

St. Nicholas Church

belongs to the most beautiful Baroque churches in Prague.


The House At The Stone Bell

This precious Gothic palace dating back to 13th century was probably built for the royal family, and it is said that Emperor Charles IV was born here.
 

The Kinsky Palace

The Kinsky Palace is said to be the most beautiful Rococo building in Prague. Kafka used to attend the German speaking high school located here in 19th century. Today, the Kinsky palace is a seat of the National Gallery. 
 

Jan Hus monument

The monument of Jan Hus, famous Czech protestant reformer who was burnt as a heretic in 1415, is situated on the Old Town Square since 1915.

 

 


Since the middle ages, the Old Town Square used to be a main Prague´s square and market place where exotic goods were sold. It had many names during the centuries : the Big Square, the Old Market or the Large Old Town Square. The present name dates from the end of the 19th century.

The Square used to host knight tournaments, celebrations, artistic events, etc. It witnessed many crucial historical events such as the election of Jiri of Podebrady as the King of Bohemia in 1458, executions and fightings. Demonstrations, marches and parades take place on the Square even today.
 

The Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter in Prague is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. Its history dates from the 13th century, when Jewish people were ordered to vacate their homes and settle in one district.
The Jews were banned from living anywhere else in Prague for centuries and many people then arrived from Moravia, Germany, Austria and Spain.

Fortunately, most of the significant historical buildings were saved from destruction, and today they remain a testimony to the history of the Jews in Prague. They form the best preserved complex of historical Jewish monuments in the whole of Europe.

 


There are six synagogues in the Jewish Quarter, including the Spanish Synagogue and Old-New Synagogue, the Jewish Ceremonial Hall, and the Old Jewish Cemetery, the largest one in Europe.

The monuments luckily survived the Nazi occupation since Adolf Hitler decided to preserve the Jewish Quarter as a “Museum of an Extinct Race”.

 

Please note that Euro exchange rate is only indicative, you will be billed in Czech Crowns.
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Full Price 0 20 € (540 CZK)
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