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THE PRAGUE UNDERGROUND TOUR

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Prague historical underground - come and see the unseen, visit the mysterious cellars of the Prague Old Town!


Tour in English Language



Prague is famous for its unique medieval architecture, the historical centre of Prague is inscribed in the World Heritage List and the city is known as a UNESCO monument. Prague is also called The City of Hundred Spires

In the very heart of Prague lies its most beautiful square - The Old Town Square. The Old Town Square is dominated by the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn and by the Old Town Hall with the Astronomical Clock whose twelve apostles are lookimg out of the windows every hour.




The Old Town Square dates from the 12th century and started life as the central marketplace for Prague. Over the centuries buildings of Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles were erected around the market, each bringing with them stories of wealthy merchants and political intrigue.

Beneath the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock lie a series of recently restored chambers that many people do not even know exist and most tours ignore. Yet these chambers are tied up in the history of the Old Town Hall and of Prague itself.


This mysterious tour will take you to a unique Prague’s underground location and dedicated guides (mostly native English spekers )will lead you through the gruesome events that took place there.





The rooms under the Old Town Hall were restored so that the visitors could see what remained from the ancient prison, family home or even a from courtroom.


Take The Prague Underground Tour and see the part of Prague that other tours walk right past without noticing!




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

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Týnská 7, Praha 1 110 00
Capacity:
999
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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”.

 

Number of available seats: 10 Please note that Euro exchange rate is only indicative, you will be billed in Czech Crowns.
Seat category Number of tickets Price
Full Price 0 15 € (400 CZK)
Student 0 13 € (350 CZK)
Senior 0 13 € (350 CZK)
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