Locations

Prague

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the 15th largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.26 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have […]

Lesser Town (Little Quarter)

The name Malá Strana translated into English literally means “Little Side”, though it is frequently referred to as “Lesser Town”, “Lesser Quarter”, or “Lesser Side”. This name derives from its position on the left (west) bank of the river Vltava, on the slopes just below the Prague Castle, in opposition to the larger towns of […]

John Lennon Wall

Originally the John Lennon wall was a normal historic wall located in the Lesser town in Prague. But since the death of John Lennon it has been filled with graffiti containing lyrics from Beatles songs as well as pictures descripting love and peace. In In 1988 the wall was used during a clash between local […]

St. Nicholas Church

The Cathedral is a must see for most people coming to Prague. The baroque architecture provides a break from the heat of the summer while enjoying the beauty of painted ceilings and columns. Inside the cathedral you will be able to see many gold painted statues as well as a large alter that really gives […]

Wallenstein Palace

The Palace holds 23 houses and three gardens. The size of this palace demonstrates the struggle for power within Prague. Not to mention the desire of male dominance. The entire interior is decorated with upholstery from Italy and the Netherlands, as requested by the builder. Rising up both floors is the Palace Chapel. Decorated with […]

Nerudova Street

This street well known street is named after poet and journalist, Jan Neruda. Today this narrow street is known for its beauty as well as what is located on this street. As the street leads up to Prague Castle, many emblems can be seen on the houses, like the White Swan, Three Fiddles, Green lobster, […]

Maltese Square

The name of Maltese Square comes from the Knights of Malta. In 1169 these knights established a monastery near the Church of Our Lady Below the Chain. Over the course of a few centuries the Maltese Square has had quite a bit of political focus. However, since 1989 the square has remained peaceful. The Maltese […]

Kampa Island

Kampa Island is a natural island formed by the Vltava, also known as the Devil’s Stream. In the beginning of Kampa Island, it wasnt much of a sight, a few gardens here and there but mostly it was used for laundry purposes. Today its known as the Venice of Prague for as a picturesque, calm […]

Charles Bridge

Next stop at our walk on the Royal Way is the Charles Bridge. Before we step on it we pass through the Old Town Bridge Tower. This was built at the same time as the bridge and symbolizes the „arch of triumph at the way to coronation”. The Charles Bridge the oldest standing bridge over […]

Church of Our Lady Victourius – Infant Jesus of Prague

The Infant Jesus of Prague is located in the Church of Our Lady Victorious. The statue itself is dressed in a blue gown at the alter. Around the statue is a mixture of gold, silver and red, adding to the contrast and making the statue the focal point. The beauty of the design is breath-taking. […]

Wallenstein Riding School and Wallenstein Garden

The Waldstein Riding School is located in the garden of the early Baroque palace constructed for Albrecht of Waldstein by Italian architects Andrea Spezza and Nicolo Sebregondi. During 2000, the Riding Hall underwent extensive reconstruction. Now, exhibition facilities of the National Gallery, open only for occassion of exhibitions. Waldstein Garden is an early baroque garden […]

Lesser Town Bridge Tower

The smaller tower – the romanesque one, a relic of the Judita’s Bridge, was constructed in the 12th century. The higher one is 200 years younger (1464) and its late gothic architecture draws upon the Parler’s Old Town Bridge Tower. Permanent exhibition: From the history of Charles Bridge. Guided tours are organised by the Prague […]

Old Town

Old Town was the original place of settlement in Prague. In the 14th century, Charles IV expanded the city by founding the New Town. The two parts are separated by Na Příkopě street. Notable places in the Old Town include the Old Town Square or Astronomical Clock. Across the river Vltava is the Lesser Town, […]

Vojan park

Vojan Park is located on Kampa Island. The park is common among locals as well as tourists for its beauty. It serves as a great place for children to play as well as providing shade from the sun. Located inside the park are two chapels, The Chapel of Elijah and the Chapel dedicated to Saint Theresa. […]

Saint Thomas Church

Like most churches and cathedrals in Prague, the Church of St. Thomas is decorated with painted walls and ceilings. The alter is decorated with gold statues and beautiful carvings. But what differs the Church of Saint Thomas from other churches and cathedrals is the way of lighting. The lights are hidden in the gaps where […]

Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia

A newly conceived exhibition of mediaeval and early Renaissance art was opened in November 2000 in the authentic environment of the first convent of the Poor Clares in Bohemia, probably founded in 1231 by St. Agnes of Bohemia, the daughter of Přemysl Otakar I. It was the first convent for nuns of the order of […]

Powder Tower

Built in 1475 by King Vladislav Jagiello in the gothic style on the site of a 13th century fortified tower. Once served as a gunpowder depot. In the late 19th century it was rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style. Permanent exhibition: Prague Towers Guided tours are organised by the Prague Information Service. Across from the Powder […]

Kinsky Palace

The Kinsky Palace is the most beautiful Rococo building in Prague. The decoration of the outside of the building give this building the remarkable essence that demands a visit from all who come to Prague. Kinsky Palace, which stands on a site previously occupied by two Mediaeval houses, is a specimen of late-Baroque Classical architecture. […]

Stone Bell House

The origins of the Stone Bell House date from the second half of the 13th century, built as a town palace most likely for King John of Luxembourg. A chapel and Gothic wall paintings have been found in its interior. It is the only house in Prague remaining in its original Gothic appearance. Now, the […]

Basilica of St James

The Basilica of St James stands high above Old Town. This Baroque church has as much of a remarkable history as it does architecture. Inside the church, holds the most beautiful Baroque tomb in Bohemia of Count Vratislav of Mitrovice. Today the purpose of the church is to provide many concerts and recitals. The history […]

Church of Our Lady before Tyn

Like many churches within Prague this church was built on the site of an earlier church. However, this church is the only church that is used as a physical landmark of the Old Town Square. Also another difference is that this church was in the early 17th century the main Hussite church of Prague. This […]

Church of Saint Nicholas

Inside the Church of St. Nicholas you can expect to see a ceiling decorated with a beautiful chandelier and paintings that depicts the lifes of St. Nicholas and St. Benedict. Today, concerts také place regularly here. The Church of St. Nicholas was finished in 1735 on the sight of an earlier church by the same […]

Old Town Square

Located on the Old Town Square is the Astronomical Clock as well as the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, built in the 14th century. The structure of the Tyn cathedral was designed in the late Gothic style, replacing the early Gothic style of the previous Church of Our Lady on the same grounds, built […]

Municipal House

The Municipal House was built in 1905-1912 At its decoration took part the most famous Czech painters and sculptors of the beginning of the 20th century: Mikoláš Aleš, Max Švabinský, František Ženíšek, Josef Václav Myslbek, Alfons Mucha, Jan Preisler and other. The facade is decorated by the semi-circular mosaic made on the motive from Karel […]

Celetna Street

Celetná is the most important and famous street of the Old Town. It can be taken as an exhibition of various architectonic styles. The oldest Romanesque period we can find under the surface, in the cellars of the buildings, as the terrain during the centuries rose for several meters. The baroque building of the Mint […]

Estates Theatre

Located in Old Town is the Estates Theatre. Built in 1783, this theatre classifies under one of the most beautiful historical theatres in all of Europe as well as Pragues oldest theatre. Perhaps the Estates Theatre is most known for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who held concerts in the Estates Theatre and left a massive impact […]

Carolinum

The Carolinum stands beautifully as a mark of Prague’s colorful history. Although this building might not look like much from the outside its the history and alumni that make the Carolinum a very important part of Prague and Bohemia. Today, the Carolinum stands as one of the oldest universities in Europe. This university was founded […]

Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock

The Old Town Hall came to be in 1338, about 100 years after the Old Town became occupied. However, it wasn’t until 1350 that the citizens could hold meetings there. A century later, the Old Town Hall was used for elections of a Czech King. The Old Town Hall remained for this purpose until 1945 […]

Clementinum

Looking at the enterance of the Clementinum, one could notice the Baroque archetecture and not think much of it. But the surprises of this building is that it is the second largest complex in Prague next to Prague Castle. This building covers an impressive 20,000 square metres. Dating back to the 11th century, the Clementinum […]

Bethlehem Square

Not far from the Coal Market – Uhelný trh we find the Bethlehem Square with the Betlehem Chapel. The present design of the Chapel comes from the fifties of the 20 century. Originally it served for the preaching of the Hussite preachers, on the present it is used as the Ceremonial Assembly Hall of the […]

Knights of The Cross Square (Křižovnické náměstí)

Křížovnické Square is in the eastern part of the Charles Bridge. The name is derived from the religious order with the sign of the Red Cross. The main building in this place is the Old Town Bridge Tower and the memorial of Charles IV from the Dresden sculptor Arnošt Háhnel. The memorial was made on […]

Old Town Bridge Tower

The entrance gate to the Charles Bridge from the Old Town river bank, the most beautiful gate of the Gothic Europe was a masterpiece of the Court Buildingworks, it was finished before 1380. It is richly adorned with sculptures – coats of arms of the countries belonging to the Czech Crown under the reign of […]

Theatre Hybernia

The Theatre Hybernia is situated in the centre of Prague at the Republic Square, near to subway station „Náměstí Republiky“ (line B), opposite to the Municipal house. The building was built in the 17th century as a baroque church of the Saint Ambrosius. After successful reconstruction, Theatre Hybernia was reopened on December 2006 like modern, air-conditioned […]

National Marionette Theatre

The National Marionette Theatre in Zatecka street has the finest puppet performance in Prague and Czech Republic. Other theatres have sprung up, but to experience the original, book your place at this quaint little theatre. The Performances of the National Marionette Theatre are based on the puppet versions of Mozart’s famous Don Giovanni which is […]

St. Martin in the Wall Church

St. Martin Church was built in 1178 – 1187 in the settlement Újezd, which extended then in this area. After the church had been dedicated to St. Martin, the settlement was called Újezd of St. Martin. When the Old Town walls were built in the first half of the 13th century. The south wall of […]

New Town

The name New Town explains itself. It is the youngest and largest of the five towns that form the historic center of Prague. This part of the town began in 1348 by Charles IV because of an overflow of population within the Old Town. Most of the New Town’s historical buildings have been destroyed but […]

Wenceslas Square

The Wenceslas Square, originally called the Horse Market is the most famous Prague cultural and business centre. In fact it is not the real square, it is the boulevard 682 meters long and 60 meters wide, that stretches from the National Museum to Můstek. The new form of the St Wenceslas statue comes from 1912, […]

National Museum

The National Museum was originally intended to be a public exhibit for natural science and historical collections in the beginning of the 18th century. However, that didn’t last long as it became the place for Czech nationalism some 20 years later. In the middle of the 20th century, the Czech government took over the National […]

State Opera

The State Opera began as a German theatre in a Neo-Rococo building in 1887. It was intended as competition to the Czech National Theatre and did its job. Until 1892 Smetana was the director of the State Opera, then in 1945 it became Prague’s main opera house. The State Opera holds concerts Tuesday through Sunday […]

Faust House

The southern part of the Charles Square is closed with the complex of buildings of the Faculty (earlier Common) hospital, former Ústav šlechtičen and the well-known Faust House with beautiful baroque gate made by K. I. Dienzenhofer in 1740. In its upper part there is a sculpture of St John of Nepomuk and in the […]

National Theatre

The building of the National Theatre in Prague belongs to the most memorable buildings not only in Prague but in the whole Czech Republic. The corner stone of the National Theatre has been placed on 16.5.1868. It has been built according to the plan of an architect Josef Zítek in the style of late North […]

Franciscan Garden

The Franciscan Garden is a great alternative route when going to the National Museum. As it sits right next to the Church of Virgin Mary of the Snows, it serves as a break from the bustle of the city. The area of which the Franciscan Garden stands today was originally a garden when the New […]

Na Příkopě street

The Na Příkopě street appears in this area even in the middle Ages, when the New Town was built. Originally there was the ancient ditch from the second h a l f of 13t h century, part of the ancient fortification of the Old Town. As this street was quite wide i t became early […]

Charles Square

Charles Square, the largest Square in Prague. The plan to create at this place a large market as an central space of the New City is presented even in 1348 in the foundation charter of Charles IV. But the market has been here much earlier, already in the days of Kosmas. The change of the […]

Laterna Magika

The theatre Laterna Magika counts its history since the year 1958. The first period, created by the director Alfred Radok and stage-designer Josef Svoboda began at the world exhibition EXPO 58 in Brussels, Belgium. The programm showed in the Czechoslovak pavilion was named Laterna magika and later gave its name to the theatre in Prague, […]

Jewish Quarter

The Jewish town spread in the past in the area of the present streets Břehová, Červená, part of Dušní street, Maiselova, Pařížská, 17. listopadu and U Starého hřbitova. In the times when there lived 17000 people there was created of plain grey buildings narrow, dirty and mysterious lanes without any green, that were wonderful breeding […]

Jewish Town Hall

A Renaissance building from the second half of the 16th Century which was later remodelled into Baroque (Rococo) style. Located in Josefov. It has unusual architectural features of the Jewish Ghetto. Mostly known for its unusual clock, which has Hebrew figures and with the hands they move counter-clockwise. The Jewish Town Hall dates back to […]

Maisel Synagogue

The Maisel Synagogue – the patron of this synagogue was the Mordechaj Maisel, the richest man in the time of Rudolf II., whom helped with his richness the dwarfs. This synagogue was the first chapel which was opened also to the women. It was built in renaissance style in 1590-1592. The pseudo gothic look got […]

Old Jewish Cemetery

The Old Jewish Cemetery – was founded in the first half of the 15th century and served as the burial place until 1787. To the most visited places belong also the tomb of the Rabi Jehuda Low (1609), next to it the narrow tomb of his grandson. The legend says that this men wanted to […]

Old-New Synagogue

The Old-New Synagogue – is the oldest preserved synagogue in the Middle Europe. It i s the early gothic building coming from the end of the 13t hcentury w i th the rich masonry decoration and rich interior equipment (the forged gothic bar, forged chandeliers). Until now it is serving for the prayers and as […]

Pinkas Synagogue

The Pinkas Synagogue – there is placed the permanent exposition of t h e Monument of 77 297 victims of the Nazi genocide, names of t h e dead Jews at t h e walls of the synagogue. In the first floor there is the exhibition Children painting from Terezín. There are the paintings of […]

Spanish Synagogue

The Spanish Synagogue (No. 141/12) – in Široká was built in place of the former Old School, the oldest Jewish sanctuary in Prague built in the middle Ages. After some changes it got its present form in the second half of the 19th century and was inspired by the Spanish palace Alhambra. In 1837 there […]

Klausen Synagogue

The Klausen Synagogue – The sanctuary next to the entrance to the Old Jewish Cemetery, was built also from the second half of the 16lh century and also to this one contributed the patron Maisel. After the fire in 1689 it was rebuilt in baroque style. The entrance to the building is from Široká through […]

Ceremonial Hall

As one of the only original buildings of the Jewish Quarter, the Ceremonial Hall was built in Pseudo-Romanesque style in 1912 for the Jewish Burial Society. Originally the Ceremonial Hall was used for purposes as obvious by its name as well as a mortuary but it now serves as part of the Jewish Museum relating […]

Rudolfinum

Between World War I and World War II, the Rudolfinum served a purpose other than was it was intended. It housed parliament. After the second war though it returned to its original purpose, to provide beautiful music and art displays. The Rudolfinum includes two halls, Dvorak and Suk. The Dvorak Hall was named after the […]

Petrin Hill and The Observation Tower

The Petřín hill that dominates the Lesser Town a in the height of 328 m belongs to the largest parks in Prague. The place became famous already in the Pagan times; it is mentioned in the first manuscripts as the executing place of the Vršovci kin that were defeated by the Přemyslovci. It was also […]

Štefánik Observatory

The observatory had originally only the „Eastern” Dome, the „Main and Western Domes” were built in 1930. The present form got the observatory after the great reconstruction in the half of the seventies and in 1976 was again re-opened to the public. Since 1979 is the observatory part of the company |Observatories and Planetariums of […]

Observation Tower

Petřín view-tower was built for the State Jubilee Exhibition in 1891 ex parte of the Czech Touring Club as a free copy of the Eiffel Tower (300 meters high) on the plans of the engineers František Prášil and Julius Souček. The foundations were made in the deep of 11 meters, the tower is 63, 5 […]

Garden Nebozízek

The Nebozízek Garden with the most famous statue of the poet Karel Hynek Mácha (1810-1836), is situated among the Újezd, Starvation Wall and the Cable Railway. The poet was born in the house U Bílého orla at Újezd, not far from here and the statue with the bunch of lilacs is the symbol of the […]

Rose Garden

The Rosa Garden is situated at the Petřín high plateau, and the first garden layout was initiated by the count Karel Chotek in 1836. Not far from the Terminus there is placed the sculpture the Kiss from 1921 made by the sculptor Josef Mařatka. In the years 1935-1937 was at the bastion No. 4 founded […]

Mirror Maze

With a slow toddle we reach the top of the Petřín hill, we walk through the Rosarium, along the Stefánik observatory to the Petřín view tower next to which there is situated the Mirror labyrinth. The building is a miniature copy of the Vyšehrad Gate Špička and was created as the Pavillion of the Czech […]

Kinský Summer House – Musaion

A permanent ethnographical exhibition of the National Museum dedicated to the folk culture of the Czech Republic (material and spiritual culture, folk art, collections of folk clothes, ways of living, methods of farming and customs), is supplemented by displays of folk crafts and handicraft techniques, regular folklore concerts, educational programmes and professional and social encounters […]

Hradcany

Hradčany , the Castle District, is the Prague district surrounding the Prague Castle. Hradčany was an independent borough until 1784, when the four independent boroughs that had formerly constituted Prague were proclaimed a single city. The other three were Lesser Quarter, Old Town and New Town.

Schwarzenberg Palace

One of the best preserved palaces from the late 16th century. Along with the Royal Summer Palace, they are the most impressive renaissance buildings in Prague. The style of the Palace is Czech Renaissance combining Italian patterns with Czech traditions. The facades are richly decorated with black and white Italian and Venetianstyle Sgraffitto dating bach […]

Martinitz Palace

The four wings palace is a part of Prague landmark reservation registered on UNESCO list. It stands at the begining of Kanovnická street, the main front faces the Hradčanské square. The Palace belongs to the most beautiful renaissance houses in Prague that date back to the half of the XVIth Century.At first 4 gothic houses […]

Prague Castle

The Prague Castle belongs with his Art and Architectonical Character, but also with its historical meaning to the most important cultural monuments in the Czech Republic. As a residency of the Czech monarchs and later on presidents, became the Prague Castle the area, where the architectonic styles reflexes the needs and also the elegance of […]

Old Royal Palace

The history of the Old Royal Palace is a vast one. The Old Royal Palace grew and gradually gained its present appearance from the time of its founding in the late 9th century. In the early 12th century, Prince Sobeslav converted the original wooden building with a stone foundation wall into a stone Romanesque palace. […]

Belvedere – Queen Anne’s Summer Palace

Belvedere is one of the most beautiful buildings in the renessance style in Prague,though the same architecture and design of both the house and the garden can be found also at other locations. The garden is very geometrical in the design, patterns and octagonal shapes appear to be the theme. Whether that’s how the designer […]

Lobkovicz Palace in Prague Castle

Lobkowicz Palace is located in the southwestern corner of the Prague Castle area in Jiřská street. It was built in the 16th century (1528-1560) as the Pernstein palace by a Czech nobleman Jaroslav of Pernstein. It was renamed Lobkowicz after Jaroslav Pernstein´s niece Polyxena´s wedding to the first prince of Lobkowicz. In 1651-1668 the palace […]

Rosenberg Palace

The view of the Rosenberg Palace looks similar to many colleges within the United States. The palace grounds hold beautiful trees lining a walking path through the palace garden. The Palace itself has three above ground stories. At first impression the size of the house is much like other palaces in Prague with one major […]

New Royal Palace

The construction of the New Royal Palace began in the 17th century. However, in the 18th century, the palace was reconstructed and decorations to the halls were added. Many of the art still in the palace were obtained through war by the Habsburgs and sold for large amounts of money. The New Royal Palace at […]

St. Vitus Cathedral

The St. Vitus’s Cathedral can be seen from almost everywhere in Prague. It often gets confused with the castle itself as it stands so close to the castle. Over the years the color of the castle has taken a greenish tone. Standing next to the St. Vitus’s Cathedral is an area to look over the […]

St. George’s Basilica

Today, the Basilica is a popular place to catch an evening concert. It sits within the castle grounds and is the oldest as well as most preserved church in the Prague Castle area. The outside of the Basilica looks a lot larger than it actually is because in the late 10th century a convent was […]

Daliborka Tower

What makes the Daliborka Tower a place of interest is the story of how the name came to be. The structure itself is not much to see but every castle has to have a dungeon, and with a dungeon comes a story. The Daliborka Tower originally was intended to be a prison for only nobles […]

Mihulka Tower

The Mihulka Tower has probably had more purposes than any other part of Prague Castle. Being passed down from hand to hand is what makes this particular part so interesting. Also known as the Powder tower because for the longest time it held the gun powder supply for the castle, this tower is the most […]

Golden Lane

The Golden Lane is lined with beautifully painted houses in various colors and sizes. You can walk the length of the road while looking in various windows to see everything from puppets to books that Franz Kafka wrote to random souvenirs. When visiting the Prague Castle it is an important stop to see. The Golden […]

Ball Game Hall

The Large Ball Game Hall in Prague Castle is a unique part of Prague Castle. The engravings in the peripheral walls show certain patterns as well as the artistic talents of the architects. The window and door frames are not the usual for the Prague Castle, with arched frames instead of the normal large squares. […]

Riding School

The Riding School in Prague Castle is a building shaped like no other within the complex. The building forms an “L” shape looking up to St. Vitus Cathedral. This part of the castle dates back to the late 17th century. However, since the mid 20th century the Riding school has been an exhibition hall. The […]

Imperial Stables

The Imperial Stables of Prague Castle is on the ground floor of the northern annex of Prague Castle. The lighting and unique walls and ceilings serves as an optical illusion that makes this part of Prague Castle seem much larger than it actually is. The Imperial Stables were built in the late 16th century along […]

Royal Garden

When walking into the Royal Garden, you can expect to see a few grassy areas almost completely surrounded by walls or buildings. Located completely within the Royal garden is Ball Game Hall, the Royal Summer Palace and the Lion’s Court. The park itself is known for its numerous flowerbeds, the Singing Fountain, and a statue […]

The Garden on the Bastion

This garden is one of many located within the Prague Castle complex. Within this garden you will be able to see a large balcony from Prague Castle over looking the Garden on the Bastion. The garden includes many trees as well as a beautiful layout. The name of the garden comes from medieval fortifications on […]

Deer Moat

Deer Moat has the most nature that one can get within the city of Prague. In the earlier days, deer moat was used for hunting, thus the name, but since 1742, it has been empty of any deer population. Deer Moat has also been used as a garbage disposal as well as storage for collections […]

St. Georges Convent

The oldest monastery in the Czech Lands, founded in 973 by the Prince Boleslav II and his sisiter Mlada for Benedictine nuns. In 1782 dissolved because of the reform of the Emperoro Joseph II, after that the building was used as barracks. Now one of the collections of the National Gallery is shown here. Permanent […]

Sternberg Palace

A Baroque palace built between 1697 and 1707, curently owned by the National Gallery. The exposition includes European Art from Antiquity to the end of Baroque – ancient art, icons, Italian masters of the 14th and 16th century (Monaco, Bronzino, Allori), Dutch paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries, roman schools of the 17th and […]

Strahov Monastery

Dating back to the 12th century, the Strahov Monastery was founded by the Premonstratensians. In 1258 it was destroyed and had to be rebuilt. The newer monastery was built in Gothic Style. A Century later under the rule of Charles IV the building was included within the walls of the city. It was extended and […]

The Loreto

Dating back to the 18th century, The Loreto ranks as one of the most visited destinations in all of Bohemia. When entering the Loreto you can expect to see statues of saints and a marble coat of arms which stand above them. Outside you will see the Baroque bell tower that houses 27 bells that […]

Hradčany Square

Hradčanské náměstí with the statue of T. G. Masaryk that is situated in front of the Matyáš Gate, main entrance in the Prague Castle was constituted in the 14 century, when Hradčany were established as a dependent town and when also appeared the new location of the surrounding seats. The rise of t h e […]

Troja

Troja is Prague´s residential and recreation district in northern part of Prague above Vltava river. In Troja district you can find the biggest czech ZOO and botanical garden which is just 500 meters from the ZOO. Troja has several camping sites which are favourite among tourists who come to Prague on their own. Troja vineyard […]

Prague Botanical Garden

Close to the Troja castle there is the beautiful Botanic Garden, founded in 1968 at the area of 130 hectares according to the plan of t h e ing. Jaroslav Jäger and the first part was opened for the public in 1992. Five years later there was built the Japanese Garden and later on there […]

Prague ZOO

Prague ZOO – in Troja welcomed its first visitors 28 September 1931. In the first year of its existence there were to be found about 94 animals. From the beginning of the fourties the ZOO could use the complex of outbuildings. At the beginning of the fifties there was finished the Ape Pavilion and in […]

Troja Chateau

Troja castle has the exceptional position in the context of the Czech baroque art. More like than castle it should be called the suburban villa as its architectonic form was inspired by the large villas that were built in the 16th and 17th centuries near Roma. The owner Václav Vojtěch from Šternberk (1640- 1708) was […]

Bílá hora (White hill)

The White Mountain – one of the highest places in Prague (around 380 m), is named due to the mining of the arenaceous marl and the mines that allegedly “shined in the far”. Next to the tram station there is situated the Church of the Virgin Mary the Victorious, that is opened to the public […]

Žižkov TV Tower

Through the Milešovská we pass to Mahler Gardens, with the highest Prague building – 260 meters high Žižkov TV tower designed by the architect Václav Aulický and built in 1985-1992. From three sightseeing cabins up in the high of 93 meters there is opened the surprising and beautiful view on the whole Prague with all […]

Vítkov

The Hill Vítkov became famous because of the memorable battle at the hill Vítkov, in which on the 14. July 1420 took place the crusader army of the Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg and the Hussite army under the direction of the general Jan Žižka of Trocnov. The Hussites won, but Zikmund was crowned as the […]

Staropramen brewery

If you are the beer friends we recommend you to visit the famous Staropramen brewery in the Nádražní Street 84. The company Pivovary Staropramen is the second greatest beer producer and also the second shipper. The beer is exported to 30 countries what is the result of the production due to the original prescriptions and […]

Game Park Hvězda and villa Hvězda

The game park was established in 1535 by the king Ferdinand I at the place of the former forest in Liboc. In June 1555 his son Archduke Ferdinand of Tyrol built here a Renaissance summer palace called Star Summer Palace. The four stored building was named the Star due to its hexagram platform and belongs […]

Břevnov Monastery

The Břevnov Monastery belongs since 1991 to our National cultural monuments. It was founded thanks to the second Prague bishop Vojtěch and the Prince Boleslav II. The name Břevnov is according to the legend derived from the břevno – beam in the stream Brusnice that appeared in a dream to the founder of the convent. […]

Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště Praha)

The area of the Výstaviště Praha is an exhibition place with long tradition and also the favourite cultural – amusement centre. Besides the national and international exhibitions and trade fairs there took place various cultural events, congresses and workshops. The whole area has the extent of 320 000 square meters and there are fast 30000 […]

Trade Fair Palace

The building was constructed according to a design by Oldřich Tyl and Josef Fuchs in 1925-1929. Sam´ple trade fairs were held here up until 1951, in 1974 this Funcionalist structure was destroyed by fire. After completition of reconstruction works, in 1995 the building became the home of the part of the National Gallery’s collection. The […]

Lapidarium

Over 400 stone sculptures from the 11th to the 19th century. Priceless original sculptures collected from their former locations throughout Prague, including original statues from the Charles Bridge, Lions of Kourim, and oldest surviving stone Sculpture – parts of the Reaissance Krocin Fountain (once stood at Old Town Square), and other works by famous sculptors […]

Zbraslav Chateau

The chateau received its current Baroque appearance in the 18th century when it was re-built according to the designs fo Giovanni Santini and Francis Maxmilian Kanka. The compound has its centrepiece in a royal hunting lodge dating from 1268 and a Cistercian monastery founded by Wenceslas II in 1291. On the chateau premises is the […]

Roztoky Castle

Originally the castle from the 13th century, the building was reconstructed to Renaissance house in the 16th century. You will find pleasant interieur and chateau garden with concerts there as well as several exhibition halls of the Museum of the Central Bohemia. There is a permanent exposition of the peintress Zdenka Braunerová

Ctěnice Chateau

Originally a Gothic citadel was founded in the middle of the 14th century, now after general reconstruction open to the public. Exposition on the reconstruction of castle. Permanent exposition: Under Muttonchops and Frock Coat – The Habsburgs and the Czech Lands 1791–1914. Permanent exhibition of old carriages, gigs, stage-coaches and other coaches from the 18th, […]

Vyšehrad Quarter

At the rock over Vltava appeared in the half of the 10t h century, in the time of the first Czech princess, the seat, that became the symbol of the Czech statehood. Due to the legend there resided the first governors – Přemyslovci, including the legendary princess Libuše, wife of the Přemysl the ploughman. In […]

Vyšehrad Gallery

Ancient legends situate the original seat of the Czech princes – the legendary Princess Libuse and the first Przemyslides – on Vyšehrad. In the latter half of the 11th and in the 12th century Vyšehrad used to be the Przemyslides prences main residence which brought about a generous building aactivity within its wals. The building […]

Brick Gate

The pernament historical exhibition in the Brick Gate aims to present the development of Vyšehrad fortress in the context of the fortifications around Prague. It was opened in 1993, and is a collaborative project with the City of Prague Museum and the Military Museum of the Czech Armys Historical Institute.

Vyšehrad Casemate

From the Brick Gate, narrow passages – casemates – lead through the ramparts. They run for a total distance of almost a kilometre, are a minimum of 2 metres high and are about 1,5 metre wide. The casemates, entrance to which is possible on the right, not only lead to the exhibition entrance, but also […]

Old Custom House

An old custom-house where duty was paid from timbers floated down the Vltava river, was originally a Gothic building from the 16th century. It is the last remain of the ancient village of Podskalí. The building belongs to the Prague Municipal Museum and after its reconstruction an exposition of the former Podskalí and of the […]

The Prague Underground

Like many other european cities also Prague has lot of hidden gems and secret places. Some of them almost 1000 years old. The city is famous for its beautifull architecture, but there are not only the treasures which are visible on first sight on the streets. Under the houses of patricians and palaces of nobilities […]

Nuclear bunker from 1950

After the start of the cold war in the end of the 1940s and especially in the 1950ies fell the communist regime into the permanent paranoia of beiing in threat by a nuclear attack from the west by the “bad capitalists” and other “imperialistic countries”. As a result of defensive policies introduces on both sides […]

Karlstejn Castle

Karlstejn Castle was built by emperor Charles IV. between 1348 -1355. Karlstejn served as a depository of royal and empire jewels and coronation jewels and also as an archives of state documents. This gothic castle with enchanting monumental architecture is located about 38 km southwest of Prague.

Terezin Concentrarion Camp Memorial

Formal military fort Terezín built in 18th century by emperor Joseph II. is inherently connected with the history of World War II. Better known as Large Fort – the town of Terezín itself was used as transit camp of Jews from the whole Europe and in the same time during visit of International Red Cross […]

Český Krumlov (UNESCO)

Český Krumlov, medieval town in Southern Bohemia has kept its almost fairy-tale charm until today and by right is registered at UNESCO heritage list. Historical centre is created by narrow and bended little streets with number of gothic,renaissance and baroque houses that originated as mansions of noblemen families – the Rožmberks, the Schwarzenbergs and the […]

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary is the most famous town spa in Czech Republic. Its history goes back to 14th century, the time of Charles IV. Such celebrities as Russian tsar Peter the Great or world-famous poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe praised healing effects of the town’s local mineral springs. This town and spa has been popular also […]

Pilsen

Beer has always played an important role in Czech history. Pilsner- style beer has been brewed in Pilsen since medieval times, and the first written records about the brewing go back to very foundation of this Bohemian city.

Vienna

Vienna is the capital city of Austria located on the Danube River and listed on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage sites since 2001.

Kutná Hora (UNESCO)

Kutná Hora, a medieval silver mining centre, was once the second richest city in the Kingdom of Bohemia. The former wealth of the town is today reflected in the variety of architectural monuments and in the preserved structure of the town centre.

Dresden

Originally a small fishing village, Dresden grew into a spa town, a royal residence and finally, the capital city of Saxony. During WWII, Dresden suffered a massive air raid that almost destroyed it entirely, however, the city has been immaculately reconstructed and rebuilt.

Vyšehrad Cemetery

Established in 1869 on the grounds of Vyšehrad Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, the Vyšehrad cemetery (Czech: Vyšehradský hřbitov) is the final resting place of many composers, artists, sculptors, writers, and those from the world of science and politics. The centerpiece of the cemetery is the Slavín tomb designed by Antonín Wiehl, a large and […]

Liechtenstein Palace

The Liechtenstein palace on Lesser Town Square is one of two palaces in Prague that formerly belonged to the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. The other is the Liechtenstein Palace (Kampa Island, Prague). The restored building now houses a music conservatory (the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) and is often the venue for rectials and concerts. The Liechtenstein […]

The Church Of St.Cajetan

Valuable example of early Baroque architecture. It was built for the order of Theatines and for centuries it enjoyed great popularity among the religious people. The Theatines also built the convent by the church. The church served its religious purposes also in the era of communism which harshly suppressed most religious activities.For its artistic and architectural […]