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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Upcoming events

International organ festival in Prague Castle

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July 2021

The organ festival in St Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle offers a rare opportunity to hear the 4 500 pipes organ of the Cathedral. Listen to music by J. S. Bach, C. Franck, and more, played by renowned organists.

Festival Czech Touches of Music 2021

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The international Festival Czech Touches of Music is among the most renowned festivals in the Czech Republic. The top works of classical music are performed in historically valuable halls. The program offers grand orchestral concerts as well as captivating chamber music.

26th International Organ Festival

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August-September 2021

After a long musical fast, enjoy a musical feast. St. James Basilica presents the 26th edition of the international organ festival. Listen to the great performances on the largest and most famous organ in Prague.

Dvořák International Festival Prague

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September 2021

The series of concerts presents the works of A. Dvořák in the interpretation of stars such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Milan Scala Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic and others.

Czech Philharmonic - Rudolfinum

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The Czech Philharmonic celebrates its 125th anniversary. The most noteworthy orchestra in Czech Republic presents a new series of concerts. You can appreciate the outstanding acoustics of Dvořák and Suk Hall in Rudolfinum. Take a look!

Klementinum classical concerts Prague

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Enjoy classical concerts in Klementinum (Clementinum) Mirror Chapel, St. Salvator Church in Clementinum, or St. Clement Cathedral. Very popular orchestral or chamber concerts in splendid venues often accompanied by organ.

Prague Dinner Concerts - classic 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.

Concerts in Smetana Hall of Municipal House

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The Smetana Hall is the most important hall of the Municipal House in Prague. During classical concerts held here, you may enjoy the splendour and beautiful decorations of this Art Nouveau jewel of Prague architecture.

Organ concerts in Prague

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Concert Season 2021: 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.

Prague Opera Tickets

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Czech opera: full schedule and tickets for the best opera performances at the National Theatre, State Opera and the Estates Theatre in Prague. Top opera soloists and orchestra in splendid venues.

Prague Ballet Tickets

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We bring you the full schedule and tickets for the best Czech ballet company performances at magnificent scenes of Prague National Theatre, State Opera, the Estates Theatre and chamber ballets at Prague Theatre Hybernia.

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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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