Old Town Square and Jewish Quarter

Historical Center, Prague

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Find your tour here! The Old Town Square and Jewish Quarter will take you back in time. 

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 Týn 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 Týn

dates back to 14th century. It is the Prague´s second most important church. Combination of Gothic 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 Týn Church towers. 

St. Nicholas Church

belongs to the most beautiful Baroque churches in Prague. Why? Come and see for yourself!

The House at the Stone Bell

is an ancient Gothic palace which goes back to 13th century. It was probably built for the royal family, and it is said that Emperor Charles IV was born here.

The Kinský Palace

belongs to the most beautiful Rococo buildings in Prague. Franz Kafka used to attend the German speaking high school located here in 19th century. Today, the Kinský 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 the 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 comes 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 Jiří of Poděbrady 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 can be found between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. Its history goes back to 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”.

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Check the Maisel Synagogue in Jewish Quarter for regular chamber concerts.

Upcoming events

Prague Symphony Orchestra Concerts

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Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK)

Look forward to compositions by P. I. Tchaikovsky, A. Dvořák, J. Brahms, G. Verdi, organ and piano recitals, chamber music and more. Check the rich program!

Rudolfinum Czech Philharmonic Chamber

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Autumn concerts 2020

Czech Philharmonic presents a new series of concerts performed by Czech Philharmonic orchestra members. You can appreciate the outstanding acoustics of Suk Hall in Rudolfinum . Take a look!

Klementinum classical music concerts in Prague

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All year round: Klementinum Mirror Chapel, Klementinum St. Salvator Church or Klementinum St. Clement Cathedral offer regular concerts of classical music. Orchestral or chamber concerts often accompanied by organ.

Prague Dinner Concerts - classical and jazz

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Enjoy an unforgettable dinner with live music in Prague. Jazz, classical, traditional. Some great Prague event venues such as Boccaccio Hall or Jazz Boat. Romantic ambiance. Great musicians. Exquisite meal. Choice is yours.

Festival of Orthodox music Archaion Kallos

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October 2020 | As in last years, the international festival of Orthodox music Archaion Kallos showcases the depth of the East Christian music. Discover traditional sacred folk music, Orthodox music or simply take a moment to unwind with music of A. Pärt.

Classical Music in famous Prague´s churches

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Concert Season 2020: Find a list of all spiritual, sacred, organ or chamber concerts in the most famous churches in Prague center with astonishing architecture and exterior. Most of them have unique organ instruments from Baroque period.

Christmas concerts in Prague

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December 2020: spending advent period in Prague? Choose from our extensive offer of concerts sprinkled with Christmas mood. Christmas carols. Chamber concerts with string ensembles. Enrich your stay in Prague and get your tickets now!

New Year Concerts in Prague

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Celebrate New Year in style: classical music in splendid concerts halls or magnificent churches, exquisite candlelight Mozart concert and dinner. Visit Prague, the UNESCO protected city.

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Discover the beauty of Prague and Czech Republic. We offer walking tours, boat trips, bus excursions. Art tours, running tours. Learn about rich Czech history. Private or group tours. Local guides, great knowledge.

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We offer group discounts

Are you a group of 10+ people? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best price for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

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Special Present

Is someone precious to you planning a trip to Prague? Why don´t you surprise them with a unique present! We are pleased to offer you Via Musica Gift Certificate.

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