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Sightseeing in Prague

When you say Prague what usually rings the bell is the Charles Bridge, however, there are many other very intereting and beautiful bridges certainly worth seeing!

Týn (Ungelt)

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Immediately behind the Týn Church is the picturesque cobbled courtyard of Týn, more commonly known as Ungelt. The complex was a trading base of German merchants in the Middle Ages...

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Museum of decorative arts

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The tall narrow Museum of Decorative Arts stands opposite another of Prague’s cultural landmarks, the Rudolfinum. UPM is devoted to the applied arts, and...

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Kožná street

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One of the many winding alleys that twist between the streets of the Old Town, Kožna Street leads offMelantrichova, which tourists pass through on their way to...

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Týnská street

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This picturesque lane is flanked on the northern side by Týn Church. At no 2 stands the House at the Black Stag (U černého jelena), a neo-Gothic structure standing...

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Týn church

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After the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and the Astronomical Clock, Týn Church (properly known as the Church of Our Lady before Týn is perhaps historic Prague’s...

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Old Town Hall

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Prague’s first town hall was built during the reign of King John of Luxembourg (1310-46). The citizens chose to use existing structures but added to them, including...

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Lesser Square

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Round the corner from Old Town Square, Malé Naměstí, as its name suggests, is more intimate than its neighbour, but the architecture is no less impressive...

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St Nicholas Church

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Contrasting with the spiky, angular Týn Church is the curving Baroque façade of St Nicholas Church, crammed into a relatively narrow site on the opposite side of Old Town Square...

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Old Jewish Cemetery

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The centre of Josefov is the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of Prague’s most picturesque, fascinating and moving sights. Despite its location beside a busy thoroughfare...

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Klausen Synagogue and Ceremonial Hall

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Near the entrance to the Old Jewish Cemetery is the Klausen Synagogue. It was founded in the 17th century by Mordecai Maisel on the site of a number...

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Pinkas Synagogue

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Jutting into the southern side Old Jewish cemetery is the Pinkas Synagogue, which today forms a powerful memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. The structure was...

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Melantrichova street

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Melantrichova is one of Prague’s oldest and picturesque thoroughfares, and by happy coincidence is also one of the city’s main tourist routes. Visitors walking from...

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Church of The Holy Spirit

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Located on the boundary between the Old Town and Josefov, next to the Spanish Synagogue, the Church of the Holy Spirit is the closest Catholic church to the Jewish Quarter...

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Old - New Synagogue

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With ancient brick walls and steep gables, in striking contrast to the Art Nouveau buildings close by, the Old-New synagogue dates back to the second half of the 13th century...

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Jewish Town Hall and High Synagogue

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Close by the Old-New Synagogue is the Jewish Town Hall, whose history goes back to the 16th century; the present, Baroque structure...

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Maisel Synagogue

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The Neo-Gothic style Maisel Synagogue stands on the site of a much older synagogue, which was established and paid for by wealthy businessman Mordecai Maisel...

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Church of St. James

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Tucked away behind Ungelt and Týn Church, the soaring Baroque towers, one of which leans slightly, complements one of Prague’s most spectacular churches – St James...

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Estates Theatre

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One of the most famous landmarks in Prague’s Old Town, the cream and green Estates Theatre is one of the city’s leading cultural venues and is also well-known...

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St Gall´s Church

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Tourists passing along the busy route from Wencelas Square to Old Town Square pass through Havelská and often overlook the imposing Church of St, which...

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Coal Market

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The small square was once Prague’s coal market and stands in the southwestern corner of the Old Town, in an area known as St Gall’s Town. A number of buildings from...

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V Kotcích street

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This relatively quiet street, parallel with the much busier Havelská and Rytířská, was once part of the large network of markets that centred on Havelská...

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Fruit Market

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The eastern part of the former St Gall’s Town, founded in 1232 by King Václav I in the area of the Church of St Gall, centres around the former Fruit Market...

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Rotunda of The Holy Rood

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This rotunda is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Prague and dates from the 12th century. There were plans to demolish the church but preservationists steppe...

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Chruch of St Martin In The Wall

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Tucked away in a quiet corner just metres away from the bustle of Národní třída is the intriguingly named Church of St Martin in the Wall. The designation...

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Na Perštýně street

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This short street, which leads from Národní třída to the Old Town, is famous for the At the Little Bears (U medvídků) house, originally a Gothic house that was later rebuilt...

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Bartolomějská street

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The church of St Bartholomew (Kostel svatého Bartoloměje) was a High Baroque building constructed between 1726 and 1731 as part of a Jesuit college...

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St Saviour´s Church

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Located close to Old Town Square, St Saviours, or St Salvator’s, dates from the 17th century and is the largest Protestant church in Prague. Today it is used by a Lutheran...

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Church of St Castulus

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The Church of St Castulus is a unique structure, consisting of four aisles. It is likely that it dates form the second quarter of the 14th century, and like Prague’s other...

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