Old Town Square and Jewish Quarter

Historical Center, Prague

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Address:Historical Center, Prague

The Old Town Square and Jewish Quarter will take you back in time.

And here is why...

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

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 Tyn Church towers. You are more than welcome to pop into our Via Musica shop located right by the church!

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 Kinsky 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 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 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 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 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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Upcoming events

Organ Festival at St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle

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July 2018

The 8th edition of Czech traditional summer organ music festival at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle complex. The Molzer organ of 4 500 pipes offers rich and romantic sound. Five concerts. Five famous Czech and international organists.

Bach for All International Festival

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June until July 2018

Spend your holiday in Prague with the classical music festival celebrating life and works of the most famous Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The concerts take place at the most beautiful churches in Prague centre. Book now!

Prague Proms Festival 2018

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June until July 2018

The best classical music: the outstanding orchestral concerts in the Smetana Hall and Hybernia Theatre are not to be missed. The world known orchestras, conductors and soloists such as Christian Lindberg or Monica Mancini will perform.

Dvořák Prague International Festival

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September 2018

Highly acclaimed classical music festival where top soloists, conductors and the most internationally praised orchestras are presenting works by Antonín Dvořák and other composers in Prague´s finest venues. Not to be missed!

Listen and Dine

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Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz, classical, traditional. Some great Prague event venues. Exquisite meal. Choice is yours.

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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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